Villa sign Iling-Junior and Barrenechea from Juventus

    The Hawk
    July1/ 2024
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    Iling-Junior, a former Chelsea academy player, has represented England at the Under-21 level and won the Coppa Italia last season.

    Aston Villa signings Samuel Iling-Junior(L) and Enzo Barrenechea

    Aston Villa have signed forward Samuel Iling-Junior and midfielder Enzo Barrenechea from Serie A side Juventus, the Premier League club said on Monday.

    A product of Chelsea's academy, 20-year-old Iling-Junior leaves Juventus after a four-year stay. Iling-Junior, who has represented England at the Under-21 level, won the Coppa Italia last season with the Turin-based club.

    Argentine Barrenechea, 23, started his career at Newell's Old Boys before moving to Swiss side Sion. He spent the last campaign on loan at Serie A's Frosinone.

    Neither Villa nor Juventus provided financial details of the deal.

    The signings come a day after Juventus signed Brazilian midfielder Douglas Luiz from Villa on a five-year deal.