Juventus sign Tomas Rincon from Genoa for initial €8 million

Juventus have officially completed the signing of Tomas Rincon from Serie A rivals Genoa on a three-and-a-half-year contract.

Venezuela international Rincon, who has been training with the Bianconeri in recent days after passing a medical, arrives in Turin for an initial €8 million, which Juve said could grow to €9m "on achieving given conditions in the course of the duration of the contract."

The 28-year-old could make his debut against Crotone on Sunday.

Rincon said it was a "dream come true" joining the Italian champions. "I am very proud and it's an honour to have joined this great club," Rincon told the club's official website. "I'm delighted and being here now is a dream come true.

"Now I' m looking to get down to work and win as much as possible with this club. Firstly, I want to make myself available for the team and the club and then obviously I want to win the league, the cup and the Champions League.

"I want to say hi to all the Juventus fans, see you at the stadium soon -- Forza Juve!"

The former Hamburg midfielder has missed just two games for Il Grifone this season, taking his total to 82 appearances for the Ligurian club. He will add further depth to the Juve midfield as they plan an assault on Serie A, the Champions League and the Coppa Italia in the second half of the season.

He becomes Juve's first signing this winter after they missed out on signing Axel Witsel from Zenit St Petersburg.