Juventus exercise Roberto Pereyra option with four-year deal

Juventus have exercised the option to buy Argentinian midfielder Roberto Pereyra from Udinese, the Serie A champions have announced.

Pereyra joined Juve last summer on loan from Udinese and enjoyed an impressive campaign, scoring four goals and setting up three more in 35 league appearances to help the Turin giants win the Scudetto.

The 24-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the Turin giants, who posted a nod to his performance via Twitter.

A statement from Juventus read: "Juventus Football Club can announce that Roberto Maximiliano Pereyra has joined the club on a permanent basis from Udinese, with the pre-arranged fee of €14 million (£10 million) to be paid over the course of the next three years.

"This sum could be increased by a further €1.5 million (£1.1 million) should Pereyra achieve certain predefined sporting targets by 30 June 2020.

"The player has signed a contract until June 30, 2019."

The Argentina international joined Udinese four years ago from River Plate and made 84 league appearances for the Friuli outfit before joining Juve 12 months ago.