Merih Demiral trained with the Juventus team for the first time since completing his €18m move from Sassuolo this month.
Demiral took part in his first training session with his new teammates.
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The Turkey international star has been included in Maurizio Sarri’s first team for the pre-season.
Sarri has yet to comment on whether Demiral will be part of his plans next season as a first-team player.
There have been rumors that the 21-year-old could be loaned out next season to gain more first-team experience but it appears he will not be leaving this summer.
Demiral’s representatives have informed Turkish-Football that they intend for the young defender to stay at Juventus this summer.
The 1.92m tall centre-back enjoyed a meteoric rise last season.
Demiral started off the campaign being loaned to Alanyaspor in the Super Lig.
Sassuolo snapped him up in January and after impressing in the Serie A he was signed by Juventus this summer.
He has also found himself break into the Turkey national team side and put on an impressive display in the 2-0 victory over France in the Euro 2020 Group H qualifier last month.