Juventus sign Miralem Pjanic from Roma on five-year contract
Juventus have completed the signing of Miralem Pjanic from Roma for €32 million.
Pjanic, 26, informed the Giallorossi at the weekend that he was to make use of a clause in his contract which enabled him to leave the club for a pre-agreed fee, adding that he was going to make up 20 percent of that sum himself with Juve paying the rest.
The Bosnia and Herzegovina international arrived in Turin on Sunday ahead of his medical, with Juve confirming the deal on Monday evening.
Pjanic, who becomes the Italian champions' first signing of the summer, has penned a five-year deal with the club.
"It's always tough to play here [at the Juventus Stadium] against such a great side and a massive club," Pjanic told Juve's official YouTube channel. "There's a different atmosphere to other stadiums, this is a wonderful stadium.
"You knew you were playing against a top side here, and we always expected a tough game. I'm delighted that I'll be wearing the Juventus shirt from now on.
"I hope it'll continue to be just as hard for opponents here and that we'll enjoy a lot of success together. It's a great feeling, and I hope to score lots of goals, play well and win. I just want to make the Juve fans happy.
"I'm delighted to be here, and I hope to give you lots to celebrate on the pitch. I hope we can win together, forza Juve."
On Saturday, Pjanic handed in an official transfer request, stating his desire to join Juve. Roma were forced to publish his written request to dispel rumours surrounding the player's future and to deny that it had been the capital club looking to sell him to their Serie A rivals.
Juve general manager Beppe Marotta also confirmed at the weekend that "it was the player's desire which made the difference," adding that he "strongly wanted to join Juventus" and that he had "made use of the well-known clause in his Roma contract."
"There has never been any negotiations between us and Roma, but just technical meetings to determine the method of payment of this clause," Marotta added.
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