Bayern Munich's Medhi Benatia happy to return to Italy with Juventus
Medhi Benatia has been officially announced as a Juventus player and says he is looking forward to winning with the Serie A squad.
Medhi Benatia says he is happy to return to Italy with Juventus after spending two seasons at Bayern Munich.
Benatia, 29, signed a one-year loan deal with the Serie A champions on Friday after failing to command a starting place with Bayern.
The Morocco international defender is now focused on helping Juve retain the league title for a sixth season and improving on their run to the quarterfinals in the Champions League.
He told a news conference: “I wanted to return to Italy and to join Juventus was a logical choice for me. The aim is to retain our supremacy in Italy and be competitive in Europe. I don’t think Juventus are missing a whole lot to win the Champions League.
“I can play both in a three and four-man defence. I’m available to help the team whatever the formation.”
Benatia will link up with former Roma teammate Miralem Pjanic in Turin — something he is looking forward to.
“Miralem is a great player and friend of mine,” he added. “I feel happy and fortunate to play with him again.”
The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.
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