Juventus seal signing of Croatia winger Marko Pjaca from Dinamo Zagreb
Juventus have signed Croatia winger Marko Pjaca from Dinamo Zagreb, the Serie A champions announced on Thursday.
The 21-year-old, who made three appearances for his country at Euro 2016 and has 11 caps in all, signed a five-year contract to complete a move worth €23 million.
A statement on Juve’s website read: “Juventus Football Club SpA announces the agreement with the Croatian club GNK Dinamo Zagreb for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Marko Pjaca against a fee of €23m payable in two years.
“Juventus and the player have signed a five-year contract of employment.”
– JuventusFC (@juventusfc) July 21, 2016
Pjaca scored two goals in the Champions League on Wednesday in a 3-2 win over Vardar which booked their place in the third qualifying round, though he will still be able to play for Juventus in the group stage.
He will add an extra attacking option to a Juve squad shorn of Juan Cuadrado, following the expiration of his loan from Chelsea, and striker Alvaro Morata, who returned to Real Madrid.
Pjaca, whose one international goal to date came against San Marino in June, joins Miralem Pjanic and Mario Lemina among the Bianconeri‘s summer reinforcements.
Juventus beat the competition of their Serie A rivals AC Milan for the Croatian winger. The Rossoneri‘s general manager Adriano Galliani flew to Zagreb a few weeks ago in a bid to convince Pjaca to join them.
The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.
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