Juventus Defender Merih Demiral Granted Visa To Travel To China Ahead Of Inter Clash

BERLIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 10: Davie Selke of Germany is challenged by Merih Demiral of Turkey during the U21 International Friendly match between U21 Germany and U21 Turkey at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on November 10, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Juventus defender Merih Demiral will travel with the squad to China after being granted a visa.

Demiral initially had his visa application rejected and was set to travel back to Italy alone following the Tottenham clash in Singapore on Sunday.

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu intervened and was able to get the Chinese authorities to grant Demiral a visa.

As a result Demiral will be part of the Juventus squad that will take on Inter in Nanjing, China on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old defender made his debut today against Tottenham in the Singapore stadium.

Demiral was brought on at half-time and played 45 minutes in the 3-2 defeat against Spurs in the International Champions Cup.

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He became the first Turkish international player to play for Juventus in the process.

The young defender joined Juventus on an €18m move from Sassuolo in July.

The reigning Serie A champions will wrap up their pre-season friendlies with a game against Atletico Madrid in Stockholm, Sweden.