Liverpool have signed Juventus midfielder Christian Poulsen for a fee of €5.475 million.
Poulsen, 30, joined Juventus from Sevilla in 2008 and made 33 Serie A starts in two seasons in Turin. He also represented Denmark in all three of the country’s appearances at the World Cup finals.
A statement from Juventus read: “Juventus Football Club can announce that it has completed the agreement with Liverpool FC for the outright transfer of Christian Poulsen for a fee of €5.475 million payable in two instalments.
“The fee will further increase by up to €1.2 million depending on his achievements during the contract period.”
Liverpool confirmed that Poulsen has signed a three-year contract with the Reds.
Poulsen is seen as a replacement for Javier Mascherano, who revealed on Thursday that he is keen to leave England for a new challenge.
Poulsen joins Joe Cole, Danny Wilson, Jonjo Shelvey, Fabio Aurelio and Milan Jovanovic in joining Liverpool this summer.