Bologna has officially announced the signing of Chile international Gary Medel, who joins the club from Turkish side Besiktas for a reported fee of €2.5m.

The transfer was confirmed by Bologna earlier today, Medel signed a three-year contract deal with the Italian club that will take him through till June 2022.

The 32-year-old secures a return to Serie A, two years ago he terminated his Inter Milan in order to move to Turkey. He made 109 competitive appearances for the Nerazzurri between 2014 and 2017.

Medel was shown a red card during the Copa America after a dispute with Argentina superstar Lionel Messi: below is the full video highlight of the conflict.

Medel practised for the first time with Bologna on Thursday, with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic taking the gathering despite his ongoing treatment for leukaemia.

He goes straight into the Bologna squad for Friday’s home game with SPAL after the club announced his signing with an entertaining social media video referencing his ‘Pitbull‘ nickname.

Medel, who can also operate as a centre-back made 51 league appearances for Besiktas during his two years spell with the club.

He is Chile’s captain, his 125 caps and seven goals helped them acquire two Copa America trophy both in 2015 and 2016.


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