It’s official: Juventus have confirmed the signing of Miralem Pjanic from AS Roma.
The Bosnian midfielder arrived in Turin last night and completed his medical with the club earlier today.
After a tour of the Juventus Stadium and revelling in the history of the club at the J-Museum, Pjanic put pen to paper on a 5-year deal with the Bianconeri where he’ll earn €4.5m per season.
Juventus confirmed the signing with a statement on the clubs official website:
“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that theagreementwith A.S. Roma S.p.A. for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Miralem Pjanic has been finalized. The consideration for the acquisition is € 32 million. This acquisition will generate economic and financial effects starting from 2016/2017 sportive season.Juventus and the player have signed a 5-year contract of employment”
Juve activated Pjanics’ buyout clause for a total of €32m which then allowed them to then agree terms with player who was reportedly key in pushing for the move.
“It’s always tough to play here against such a great side and a massive club,” Pjanic told Juventus’ 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.”
[Images from Juventus.com]