Croatian striker Mandzukic joins Juventus

Rome, June 23 (IANS) Italian soccer club Juventus has signed Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid on a four-year deal worth 19 million euros.

With striker Carlos Tevez rumoured to be on his way to Boca Juniors, Juventus, the beaten Champions League finalists, moved quickly to bring in a replacement for Tevez, reports Xinhua news agency.

“Juventus Football Club can announce that an agreement has been reached with Atletico Madrid for the services of Mario Mandzukic, who has signed a four-year contract,” Juventus said in a statement.

“We signed Mandzukic because we wanted him. He’s a great player and I am very happy he’s here,” said Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri.

 

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