Juventus have confirmed the signing of Emre Can on a free transfer from Liverpool after the midfielder was mobbed by fans as he arrived in Turin.
The German star signed a four-year deal worth €200,000-a-week, that includes a release clause worth €50m, valid only for abroad from 2020.
Although he was technically a free agent after his contract with Liverpool expired, he still ended up costing €16m between signing-on fees and agent commissions.
After undergoing a medical Can posed in front of the club’s revamped badge while doing a selfie for an announcement picture, as well as with club chairman Andrea Agnelli.
Can said signing for Juventus is “one of the biggest days of my life” and that he was struck by the sheer size of the “huge” club.
“It’s really a wonderful day for me, one of the biggest days of my life,” he told JTV.
“I’m very happy to be here and of course I can see straight away how big the club is. I’ve just been to J-Medical and you can see even how big it is and the headquarters here, it’s great.
“I came here because Juventus is a huge club. I’ve followed the team since I was young and Juventus is a team that wins titles and that’s what I want and why we fit very well together.
“When I was very young, my old manager always told me when I was six years old that one day I would go to Juventus and now I’m here.
“I will never forget that and I’m really happy to be here. I hope that we have a great time here together and win lots of titles.”