Juventus confirm Pjanic transfer

Serie A champions Juventus have announced the signing of Bosnia and Herzegovina international Miralem Pjanic from league rivals Roma on a five-year contract.

The 26-year-old joins the Old Lady for a fee of 32 million euros, ending a five-year association with the Giallorossi.

Speaking at his unveiling, Pjanic expressed his delight at being able to don the jersey of the Bianconeri while also praising the imposing atmosphere at the Juventus Stadium.

“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.

“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.”

Pjanic joined Roma from French giants Lyon in 2011 and went on make 185 appearances in all competitions, bagging 30 goals in the process.