Aston Villa defender Olof Mellberg has agreed a three-year deal with Juventus and will join the Italian club at the end of the season.
The 30-year-old’s contract runs out in June and Villa agreed to let the Sweden international leave in July.
“I am very happy with this agreement,” said Mellberg. “”It will be an important experience.
“Now I must finish the season in an Aston Villa shirt but I really cannot wait to come to Juventus,” he said.
Villa boss Martin O’Neill confirmed that her would continue to play Melllberg until the end of the season.
“Olof’s commitment has been excellent and, even if he decides to go in the summer or signs a pre-contract, I would have no qualms about continuing to play him,” said O’Neill.
“I recognise this is a very important time of his career and when you get clubs the size of Juventus making enquiries about you then you have to weigh things up.
“He is well aware he is in his last season of his current contract but the total commitment to the cause is there every single week.”
Juve coach Claudio Ranieri, the former Chelsea boss, has also signed Lazio defender Guglielmo Stendardo on loan until June.