Italian champions, Juventus have completed the signing of Adrien Rabiot on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain when running down his contract at the French club.
The 24-year-old French midfielder place pen to paper on a deal reportedly value £6.2million per annum and bonuses and a £9m signing-on fee.
Rabiot, who was placed on exile in Paris when refusing to plan to a brand new deal aforementioned on Tuesday: ‘The previous couple of months are sophisticated each from a sporting and private level, however today I’m able to leave everything behind and start a brand new journey.’
Rabiot had been joined with variety of clubs around Europe, together with Manchester United, however opted to maneuver to Juventus when admitting Gianluigi Buffon and therefore the lure of fiddling with Cristiano Ronaldo convinced him.
He added: ‘Now was the correct time on behalf of me to come back here, and that’s why I’m here. I even have to inform you that within the past season I talked tons to Gigi.
‘We had the chance to speak and he gave American state scores of suggestions and recommendation. Of course, we tend to talked tons regarding Juventus, he is aware of the team and club fine.
‘Obviously he was the simplest person I may seek advice from regarding this. His opinion matters tons to me as a result of Gigi may be a person I had an excellent season with, conjointly from a private purpose of see he’s a disciple of mine, thus actually he vie a job too.
‘He told me lots of fascinating things regarding Juventus, that if I needed to form additional progress in my career, they might be the simplest thanks to win that.
Certainly, they need an excellent intercalary price compared to other clubs, thus I took this recommendation terribly seriously.
‘I usually listened to him as a result of he offered nice recommendation. He made me assume [about Juve] rigorously and was persuasive.
‘Ronaldo is additionally an excellent champion, as are several others, thus clearly that vie a job in my call too.’