Hoewedes joins Juve

Global Times - - Sports -

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.

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