Juventus Confirm Mario Mandzukic Signing
Serie A champions Juventus have finished the signing of Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid for a small fee of €19million.
Mandzukic only became a member of Atletico from Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in This summer 2014 and scored 20 goals in most competitions for that Spanish club last season.
The previous Wolfsburg man have been associated with moving to Manchester U . s ., but has shunned reported interest in the Premier League side to place pen to paper on the four-year cope with the beaten UEFA Champions League finalists.
An announcement on Juventus’ official website confirmed the cost of Mandzukic could be compensated in three instalments, by having an initial payment of €7million in August to become adopted by two subsequent €6m payments in 2016 and 2017.
Atleti could get a further €2million in performance-related bonuses.
Inside a statement on Atleti’s website, Mandzukic stated: “I wish to thank all of the colleagues that I shared a dressing room with Atletico, even the coaching staff and all sorts of individuals who work on the club.
“It is now confirmed which i go, I am getting many loving messages from fans. Which means Used to do my job well.”
Mandzukic’s arrival comes among speculation that Carlos Tevez could leave Juventus.
The capture of Mandzukic marks the 2nd move Juve make to boost their forward line this month, following a signing of Pablo Dybala from Palermo for a small fee that may rise to €40million.