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Uruguay defender Caceres joins Juventus for third time

Uruguay defender Caceres joins Juventus for third time
FILE PHOTO: Juventus' Jose Martin Caceres Silva celebrates after scoring against Napoli during their Italian Serie A soccer match at the San Paolo stadium in Naples, January 11, 2015. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca (ITALY - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)   -   Copyright  Ciro Luca(Reuters)
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(Reuters) – Italian champions Juventus have welcomed Jose Martin Caceres Silva back to their ranks after signing the Urugay defender on loan from Serie A rivals Lazio, the clubs said on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Caceres, capped 84 times, will join the Turin side for the third time in his career for a loan fee of 600,000 euros (521,242.03 pounds).

“El Pelado is a defender with great technique, dynamism and flexibility, being able to play both in a central position and on the flanks, with an enviable eye for goal” Juve said on their website.

Caceres previously played for Juventus on a one-year loan from Barcelona in 2009 and then for over four years when he joined the Italian club from Sevilla in 2012.

He spent the second half of the 2016-17 season at Southampton, making one appearance, and last term at Verona, who were relegated. He has played eight times for Lazio since joining them in the close season.

Juve, who are 11 points clear of second-placed Napoli in the standings, visit Atalanta in the Italian Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday and host mid-table Parma in Serie A on Saturday.

(Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia; editing by Ken Ferris)

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