CONFIRMED: Miralem Pjanic will join Juventus

June 11, 2016 - 10:20 am

Juventus and Roma have confirmed that Miralem Pjanic will be joining the Bianconeri !

Giallorossi director Mauro Baldissoni announced the deal earlier on Roma Radio, reading a statement from Pjanic that confirmed the players desire to join Juventus:

“With this note I inform you that I intend to activate my right to be transferred to another club, as agreed beforehand,” read the statement.

“I also tell you my intention to send the 20 per cent of my share of the transfer fee directly to the club that will buy my contract, which I specifically inform you is Juventus.

“I thank you and urge you to make contact to finalise the necessary contractual formalities.”

Juventus have since moved to confirm the story with Bianconeri director Beppe Marotta officially announcing the move.

“The Pjanic operation was concluded with the will of the player, who strongly wanted the transfer to Juventus by activating the release clause he had already stipulated with Roma,” Marotta told both La Gazzetta dello Sport and Tuttosport

“Pjanic himself facilitated the operation by deciding to forego the percentage of that sum he would’ve been due.”

The total release clause is €38m, but Pjanic has decided not to take the 20%  of the fee he was owed.

“It was therefore not a negotiation between Roma and Juventus directors, but merely technical meetings to define the transfer via the release clause payment.

“The player will undergo a medical with us shortly.”

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    Peter June 11, 2016 at 11:34 am

    “I also tell you my intention to send the 20 per cent of my share of
    the transfer fee directly to the club that will buy my contract, which I
    specifically inform you is Juventus.”

    That makes it a €30.7m deal! HAHAHA Roma fans’ must be happy.

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      Dar Black June 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

      But paid back to him in his wages over the course of the salary?

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        Peter June 11, 2016 at 12:29 pm

        That’s probably the case, but I’m guessing it’s cheaper for the club (in taxes) to pay a lower fee and a higher salary, than the other way.

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    ho Hi June 11, 2016 at 2:21 pm


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    Garninho June 12, 2016 at 1:10 am

    Great news indeed! Sounds like Mascherano may be coming around as well. If we get him, I don’t know what else we need. 5th string CB and that’s it.

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      thegutterpoet June 12, 2016 at 2:15 am

      I would say that we need pace up top. Cuadrado for all his faults had searing pace which unsettles defences and if Morata also heads elsewhere we really need to bring someone in whose lighting speed can replace what has been lost. Our two quickest offensive players gone in one fell swoop. That seems the only obvious deficit in the squad. Width comes from the fullbacks. And Dybala plays all across the field so helps to stretch defences with his movement…Indeed, Add in Mascherano or Matic and a fleet footed striker (if Morata goes) and we are looking very strong indeed.

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      VonKellef June 12, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Glad you mentioned Mascherano. I was wondering about that. If we does come in(which I hope). We will have a fleet of midfielders. How do you and you other guys and girls think that, that will work out?

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        BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 9:58 am

        I think in the short term Mascherano would be the more natural vice-Marchisio.

        When we have Mascherano, Pogba, Khedira and Pjanic fit, its hard to imagine any of them on the bench, so I would expect a formation with a trequartista that allows all four of them to play. Then we have Marchisio coming back later, luxury problem!!

        I read its important for Mascherano that he can play as midfielder again, so I think that is something that will have to be respected.

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          VonKellef June 12, 2016 at 10:19 am

          Indeed this is a luxury problem =D

          It will be hard for Mister Allegri to pick a starting eleven.

          It will be even harder for our young padawans to find playing time. Thinking mostly of Sturaro and Lemina. Maybe send them out on loans?
          Rather they get playing time than sitting on the bench all season.

          Also if Berardi arrives,and just playing with the thought that we keep our current armada of forwards. We will have Dybala, Zaza, Berardi, Morata and Mandzukic. That’s another luxury problem and a hard task keeping everyone happy.

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            BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm

            At least its a good kind of problem to have 😛

            I think Sturaro has to stay to fulfill the quota of players who spend at least 3years in An Italian academy. Lemina perhaps, though I would at least keep him until January, by then Marchisio should be fully fit again.

            I would sell Mario and leave it at that, if Morata stays.

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            Jas June 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

            I would not sell Lemina personally. I think he has a ton of potential and we are yet to see him get in his groove. Keep in mind that most of our midfield is up there in age (khedira, Marchisio) and if we get mascherano well you know he isnt getting any younger either. I personally don’t think we even need mascherano. Let lemina develop and perhaps own the position. Sure javier will give you a good year maybe even a decent second year but come on guys… he is 32 years old. I think the problem is that we all want a finished product, no one dares to gamble lol. Lemina should cover the position untill claudio gets back, I think he has earned that much. By than if he is really having a breakout like pogba in his early days then I’d let him keep it. I love marchisio to death but he is pushing on the wrong side of 30 as well. Now dont call me a traitor but I just think we need to prepare for the future better.

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            BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 3:56 pm

            Oh dear, my mistake, when I said I would sell Mario, I meant Mandzukic. Should have written that more clearly!

            Lemina I would only (perhaps) loan from January on if he would really lack in minutes. Not sell at all.

            I dont want or think we need Mascherano, but if he does join us it will be as a starter.

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        Garninho June 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        I think that Mascherano and eventually Marchisio will be used much like Evra has been. Occasional Seria A start here and there, but a guaranteed start in CL in the short term. Players in their position are aware of their endurance limitations and would like to prolong the relevant parts of their careers.

        The fact that Mascherano and Alves are giving Juve serious considerations is a great sign. The objective is the CL crown. Once we win it, we will indisputably be in the top 4 at which point world class players in their prime will want Juve. Right now, even after the tremendous progress we’ve made over the past 2 years under Allegri, we are in the mix with the PSGs and Athleticos of the world, which to be fair is no small feat in itself.

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    BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Absolutely fantastic move. Great Marchisio cover for now and an excellent trequartista once Claudio is back. Great great move

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    BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    120mill plus Kroos for Pogba… Just a rumour but damn, if Real would actually offer that I think I would accept it!

    Thats a shitload of money to use plus apt replacement for Pogba straight away!

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      LMJuveDK June 12, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      I would take that deal right away..

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        BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

        I know! I dont want to sell Pogba, but for such an offer its madness not to sell, for no matter who!

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      DutchJuventus June 12, 2016 at 7:56 pm

      No way they will do this.

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        BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 8:09 pm

        Its rumoured to be what Marotta asked in return for Pogba if they want him.

        If true, I like it xD

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      KPS235 June 12, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      ok let say that real will pay 120m and give us kroos, so lets do some fantasy football, who would you go for?

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        BelgianJuventino June 13, 2016 at 5:45 am

        If I completely throw out all realities and do whatever I like, the first that comes to my mind is this:
        – buy Lewandowski for 80mill
        – Sell Mandzukic for 12, to make room for Lewa
        – Sell Zaza for 30mill, use that 30 mill to make Morata permanent
        – buy Donnarumma for 25mill, to replace Buffon in the long run
        – Use the remaining 27mill for another good CB with future potential, for example Reals Raphael Varane


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          KPS235 June 13, 2016 at 4:18 pm

          donaruma is great choice and i agree with you, 25m should make it, then i would go for vrsajlko for 22m and sell lichty to chelsea for 11m, sell zaza and mandzu for 40m, send 30 m to real and 25 to sassuolo for morata&berardi and we end up with 69m for a striker and my choice is aubameyang, 60m could make BVB to sell him.9 m left for vadala, i wouldnt go for another cb,

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    BelgianJuventino June 12, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Apparently Cagliari will go deep to sign Padoin.. With our midfield packed as it is, new rules coming in etc, it seems likely that Padoins time at Juve is over. He hardly played anything as it was, I dont see Juve or him putting much in the way of a transfer.

    The end of an era! #pado-out

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      KPS235 June 12, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      god damn finaly

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      thegutterpoet June 13, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Makes perfect sense, to player and club. We need the space, he can still play at a decent level elsewhere, we will wish him well…A few teams have been rumoured to have made enquiries, hence the mention in the youth report space analysis. Palermo, Fiorentina. Cagliari may suit as they will need experienced, steady heads to help consolidate their return to the top flight. Simone may prefer to head to a stronger side.

      It seems that Tello may be heading to Empoli, despite the eagerness of Cagliari to keep him. With Cerri (who was also on loan in Sardinia) possibly on the move to Cesena, along with Brignoli and Pasquato.

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        BelgianJuventino June 13, 2016 at 5:47 am

        I am not sure Fiorentina would offer him that much more time, I think he should go for Cagliari and Palermo. But in all honesty I dont really care, as long as he goes! I wish him well whatever he goes, but he already overstayed at Juve.

        We still own Pasquato then? I still remember that awesome goal against United

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          thegutterpoet June 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

          Indeed, the perennially loaned Christian remains on our books though perhaps his contract expires this Summer. He fared well at Pescara last term so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he stays there, used in the Caprari deal perhaps.

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            BelgianJuventino June 13, 2016 at 8:13 am

            Wouldnt be a bad deal for all parties.