De Rossi wishes 'exemplary' Pjanic well at Juve

The midfielder completed a €32million move from Roma to the Italian champions on Monday, and the 32-year-old has wished his former team-mate well.

Daniele De Rossi is sad to see Miralem Pjanic leave Roma but has wished his “exemplary” former team-mate well at Juventus.

Pjanic completed a €32million move from the Giallorossi to Juve on Monday, the Bosnia-Herzegovina playmaker signing a five-year deal with the Serie A champions.

The 26-year-old enjoyed an outstanding 2015-16 campaign, scoring 10 goals in 33 league appearances to help Roma to the third place in the table, behind Juve and Napoli.

And while De Rossi will miss partnering Pjanic in the centre of Roma’s midfield after nearly five years together, he bears no ill-feeling about his decision to swap the capital for Turin.

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Speaking after Italy’s Euro 2016 victory over Belgium on Monday, De Rossi said: “From the very first day that he arrived at Roma, he was an exemplary team-mate. 

“He always trained at 100 per cent. I wish him good luck. I’m sorry that he’s joining our strongest rivals, but football is like this. 

“We’ll move on. On a football level, I hope he doesn’t win the league. But on a human level, I hope he does well.”


OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Pjanic from Roma for €32m

The Bosnia-Herzegovina playmaker has made the move from the Italian capital to Turin official after signing a long-term deal with the reigning Serie A champions

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Miralem Pjanic from Roma for €32 million, with the midfielder agreeing a five-year deal.

The Bosnia & Herzegovina international had been linked with a move to England to join Manchester United but the Serie A and Coppa Italia holders have exercised a clause in Pjanic’s contract to seal a deal.

Pjanic arrived at the Stadio Olimpico in 2011 from Ligue 1 side Lyon for €11m and has become one of the most coveted midfielders in European football, turning in a string of fine individual performances in 2015-16.

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However, after scoring 10 goals in 33 league appearances – including a strike against Massimiliano Allegri’s men back in August – he has now committed his future to Juve.

“It’s always tough to play here against such a great side and a massive club,” Pjanic said. “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.

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“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.”


Champion Pjanic will strengthen Juve, says Vucinic

The 26-year-old is set to ditch Roma for the Serie A champions and Vucinic, who made a similar move five years ago, is confident he will make the Bianconeri even stronger

Miralem Pjanic will see a different mentality in the Juventus dressing room when he joins from Roma, but will make them a better team, according to Mirko Vucinic.

Pjanic arrived in Turin for his medical on Monday ahead of a proposed move to the Serie A champions.

Vucinic swapped Roma for Juve in 2011 and stayed for three years, and he expects the Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder to thrive.

“Nothing can surprise me anymore about what happens in the world of football,” Vucinic told Tuttosport. “Juventus are strengthening themselves even more.

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“Pjanic is an important player. We’re talking about a champion, the type that is decisive, and he proved that with Roma.

“For me it was not easy to leave the Giallorossi, I thought about it for a long time. In Rome I enjoyed some great moments, but I have no regrets. I was very happy at Juventus and I won a lot.

“In Rome there is more pressure. But in the Juventus dressing room you can immediately feel a unique winning mentality.

“Even if you snatch a draw at the 90th minute coming from behind, you won’t see anyone cheerful or smiling. Instead, everyone is angry, because the only thing that matters is winning.”

Pjanic arrives at Juventus for medical

The Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder is set to join the Serie A champions from rivals Roma and will undergo a medical after arriving in Turin on Monday morning

Miralem Pjanic has arrived in Turin for a medical ahead of his proposed move from Roma to Serie A champions Juventus.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina midfielder has long been linked with a move away from the Italian capital, with Juve emerging as favourites to sign him in the last week.

Pjanic’s representative confirmed that a switch to Juve was close after the club activated his €38 million release clause, with Roma director Mauro Baldissoni then revealing the 26-year-old had handed in a transfer request.

Good morning everyone and good morning Miralem #Pjanic… pic.twitter.com/u9D9BsVZPa

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And Pjanic appears to be on the brink of signing for the Bianconeri, after arriving for his medical on Monday.

Pjanic scored 10 goals in Serie A last season as Roma claimed third place – and the final Champions League spot – behind Juve and Napoli.

Pjanic on brink of €38m Juventus move, claims representative

The Roma star’s PR representative says the Serie A champions have activated his release clause and says a deal is expected to be completed “very soon”

Miralem Pjanic is on the brink of completing a €38 million transfer from Roma to Juventus, according to his representative Adis Junuzovic.

The Bosnia-Herzegovina international has been heavily linked with a move to the Serie A champions in recent months.

And Pjanic’s PR manager, Junuzovic, has claimed Juve have taken a step towards securing his signature by meeting the release fee in his contract.

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“Juventus have activated the €38m clause and we expect to finalise the transfer very soon,” he told N1.

Junuzovic suggested the Turin giants have beaten off competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Barcelona in order to sign the midfielder.

“There were a lot of clubs interested in him; PSG, Chelsea, Barcelona. Juventus were the fastest and most concrete,” he continued.

“[The signing of the contract] should happen within the next week, and then there’s the official presentation.”