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 By Ben Gladwell

Al-Jazeera sign Vucinic and Pitroipa

Abu Dhabi-based Al-Jazeera have announced the signings of Mirko Vucinic and Jonathan Pitroipa.

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Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic, who posted a picture on his Facebook profile confirming he had just signed, is reported to have earned his club around six million euros.

The 30-year-old Montenegro international, who scored a total of 96 goals in 304 Serie A appearances, featured only 12 times in the league for the Bianconeri last season.

He was on the verge of joining Inter Milan in a swap deal for Fredy Guarin during the last winter break before that move collapsed. Inter president Erick Thohir responded to pressure from the Nerazzurri fans by calling off the move after both players had already completed medicals and agreed terms with their respective suitors.

Rennes winger Pitroipa, 28, has also agreed a move to Al-Jazeera.

The former Hamburg player had been linked with a move to Premier League side Stoke City but will now ply his trade in the United Arab Emirates.


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