Hoewedes joins Juve
Germany’s World Cup winner Benedikt Hoewedes joined Italian champions Juventus on Wednesday in a hastily arranged transfer after being stripped of the captaincy at Schalke. Juventus confirmed via the club’s official Twitter account that Hoewedes was in Turin for a medical check.
According to German media reports, the 29- year- old center back is set to sign a one- year loan deal, which will cost Juventus 4 million euros ($ 4.7 million), with an option to buy for 14 million euros if the transfer works out.
After 10 years and 240 appearances for the Gelsenkirchen- based club, Hoewedes’ departure is extremely hasty.
Having been Schalke’s club skipper since 2011, Hoewedes was suddenly stripped of the captaincy by new coach Domenico Tedesco and left on the bench for the Royal Blues’ first two league games this season.