Juventus have completed the signing of Bosnia international Miralem Pjanic from Serie A rivals AS Roma, the player signed a long-term deal, which will keep him at the club until 2021.
The player completed the medical before his move from Roma. Juventus revealed that they paid €32m for the Bosnian international.
On Saturday, Pjanic handed in an official transfer request, stating his desire to join Juve. Roma were forced to publish his written request to dispel rumours surrounding the player's future and to deny that it had been the capital club looking to sell him to their Serie A rivals.
Juve general manager Beppe Marotta also confirmed at the weekend that "it was the player's desire which made the difference," adding that he "strongly wanted to join Juventus" and that he had "made use of the well-known clause in his Roma contract."
He played for AS Roma since 2011 when he was signed from Olympique Lyon for €11m. He played a total of 185 games over five years for AS Roma scoring 30 goals and setting up 46 others.
He also won and has won 69 caps for Bosnia scoring 11 goals.
Actually Pjanic was one of the few midfielders in the top leagues last season that had more than 10 goals and 10 assits also.
10+11 - Pjanic is one of 4 midfielders on double fig. of goals (10) & assists (11) in the top-5 Euro leagues. Class. pic.twitter.com/yPcqr1y83W— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) May 12, 2016
Pjanic declaration for Juve's official YouTube channel:
"It's always tough to play here against such a great side and a massive club, 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."