Official: Hernanes signs for Juventus from rivals Inter

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Hernanes from Serie A rivals Inter.

The 30-year-old emerged as a last-minute target for the Bianconeri, who watched their top creative midfield target Julian Draxler join Wolfsburg on Monday.

With Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal having been sold to New York City and Bayern Munich respectively this summer, the Scudetto holders were in dire need of a proven midfielder to bolster their squad ahead of the transfer window’s closure.

Having completed a medical on Monday, Hernanes has put pen to paper on a three-year deal, with his new club paying €11 million for his services with up to €2m more in add ons.

Hernanes spent a season and a half as an Inter player having signed from Lazio for €18m in January 2014.

He will hope to help arrest a shock start to the season for the Bianconeri, who have lost back-to-back matches in Serie A to be placed 17th after two games.