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Giovinco joins Toronto from Juventus early

Giovinco joins Toronto early as Juventus brings back Matri on loan on transfer deadline day

Giovinco joins Toronto from Juventus early

MILAN (AP) -- Juventus is allowing Sebastian Giovinco to join MLS side Toronto FC early Monday as it re-signs Alessandro Matri on loan.

Giovinco was due to link up with his new Canadian club in July, once his Italian contract expires, but Juventus confirms the five-foot-four forward, known as the Atomic Ant, is ending his time in Turin on the final day of the transfer window. .

Matri spent two and a half seasons with Juventus, winning two league titles, before he was bought in 2013 by AC Milan, whose manager at the time was current Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

The 30-year-old Matri is still owned by Milan, but was on loan at Genoa and Juventus has come to an agreement with the club to sign him until the end of June.

Updated : 2021-09-17 10:23 GMT+08:00