It was the start of a turbulent few months for Antonio Cassani, who had signed a new contract with Torino last summer.
Cassani scored eight goals in 32 games for Torino this season, and he was named in the Coppa Italia final.
The 26-year-old was also a regular for the Torino squad during the Champions League campaign and was linked with a move to Manchester United.
After his move, Cassani had a difficult year, with a broken hand, knee and ankle injuries and the loss of his first-team place.
He suffered a concussion during the Europa League match against FC Basel on May 23 and missed Torino’s last two matches of the season.
He returned to the pitch in mid-September, scoring twice in three minutes of added time to give the Torinos a 2-0 victory against Sassuolo.
In September, Cassano scored twice in four minutes in a 2.
Bundesliga 1 win over Borussia Dortmund.