Parma have officially signed Italy Under-21 left-back German Pezzella from Udinese on loan with obligation to buy.
Pezzella’s move comes as no surprise, with links between him and Parma first surfacing over a month ago.
The 21-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Genoa.
However, he played just five Serie A games and the Grifone subsequently passed up their €7m option to buy.
He represented Italy at the European Under-21 Championship in June and knows Parma sporting director Daniele Faggiano well from their time together at Palermo.