Juventus have flexed their financial muscle by paying Roma €32m to secure the services of Miralem Pjanić, who has signed a five-year deal with the Italian champions with wages of €4.5 million per season.
The Bosnia international had been the subject of protracted talks between the two rivals but his transfer to the Bianconeri was finally confirmed by the Serie A champions, after the midfielder completed a medical.
A statement released by Juventus confirmed the move has been finalised after the player agreed terms of a contract with the club.
“Juventus FC announces it has reached an agreement with AS Roma to sign the player Miralem Pjanic. The acquisition will be effective from the 2016/17 season,” the statement read.
The Bosnian midfielder spoke for the first time as a Juventus player after his controversial move from Roma, with his comments likely to infuriate Giallorossi fans even further.
“It was always tough to play here against a great team and a great club,” the 26-year-old told juventus.com. “There is a beautiful atmosphere here.
“Now that I wear the shirt of Juve I hope it will be equally difficult for opponents. I am very happy to be here. It is an emotional moment for me. I hope I will score and create goals but above all, that we will win together.
“I hope to give so much and please the Juve fans. Forza Juve!”
Pjanić, who scored ten Serie A goals and provided 12 assists in the season just ended, leaves Roma after five campaigns to join Massimiliano Allegri’s side. Juve won their fifth straight Scudetto in 2015/16 and will enter the UEFA Champions League group stage.