Denis Zakaria has moved to Chelsea on loan from Juventus. The duration of the transfer is for the rest of the campaign. The Londoners also have an option to make the transfer permanent at the end of the season.
Juventus have reported the loan fee to be € 3.0 million. With bonuses costing up to a maximum of € 1.0 million. The option to buy the midfielder at the end of the season would be € 28.0 million. The deal may rise to a further € 5.0 million in bonuses.
The 25-year old had joined Juventus at the start of this year from Borussia Mönchengladbach. In a deal worth €4.5 million. He now moves to the Prem having been unable to force himself into the starting 11.
The Blues announced, ‘Swiss international Denis Zakaria has joined Chelsea on loan from Juventus for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, with an option of a permanent transfer at the end of the season.
‘The 25-year-old is a strong and energetic midfielder who is robust in the tackle and a fine passer of the ball. Zakaria rose to prominence in the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach, where he was most often deployed in a defensive midfield role. He can also play further forward or in the centre of defence.’
On switching to Stamford Bridge, Zakaria said: “I want to say hi to all the Chelsea fans. I’m very happy and proud to be a Blue and I cannot wait to see you soon at Stamford Bridge.”