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Monaco sign 16-year-old Pietro Pellegri for £17m from Genoa

• Forward moves to Ligue 1 despite interest from Juventus
• Pellegri becomes the second most expensive 16-year-old in history

Pietro Pellegri has become the second most expensive 16-year-old in history after completing his move from Geona to Monaco for an initial €20m (£17.1m).

Pellegri, who became the first player born in 2001 to score a goal in Serie A in May, had previously been linked with a move to Juventus, Arsenal and Manchester United but will join the Ligue 1 side instead for a fee that has only been exceeded by the £39.6m Real Madrid paid to sign Brazilian Vinícius Júnior from Flamengo last year.

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