According to several sources in Italy, including Sky Sport Italia, Tuttosport and the Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have signed Carlos Tevez from Manchester City for €9m plus €3m in performance-related bonuses, taking the total to €12m (£10m).
Tevez is said to be on his way to Italy and that he will undergo a medical in Turin on Wednesday and sign the three-year contract worth €5.5m per season.
The story had already emerged earlier this evening that directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici were getting close to an agreement after flying in to England.
a deal has been reached.
Tevez’s former manager at City, Roberto Mancini thinks Tevez will be a star in Serie A telling TuttoJuve.com:
“He is an extraordinary player, capable, with great technique and talent,” his former manager Mancini told TuttoJuve.com.
“He will certainly do well at Juventus. I can’t wait to see him in action in Italy.”
The singing of Tevez ends a two-year hunt by Juventus for a top striker. They have been linked with most of Europe’s top strikers, including Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuaín and Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic this summer, but until now they have been unable to land the type of player that Juve coach Antonio Conte has been looking for.
Juventus has dominated Serie A the last two seasons, but the club has higher aspirations, and wants to get back to winning Champions League titles. The signing of Carlos Tevez shows what the clubs goal is in 2013-14.
On the other side, the Tevez deal is the first high profile departure from Eastlands since Manuel Pellegrini took over as manager.
The question that City fans will be asking is who comes in to replace Tevez? City sold Mario Balotelli in the January transfer window and with the departure of Tevez they only have two recognized strikers; Edin Džeko and Sergio Aguero
Pellegrini is reported to not be a fan of Napoli’s Edinson Cavani, but Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic and Aston Villa target man Christian Benteke are two players that City could be linked with in the next couple of weeks.