Football: Juventus sign Atletico Madrid's Mario Manzukic

(AGI) Turin, June 22 - Juventus have signed striker MarioMandzukic from Atletico Madrid for 19 million euros. The29-year-old Croation striker has signed a four-year contract.The fee will be paid in three instalments, plus a bonus of upto two million. Mandzukic's career began with NK Marsonia,which has the same club colours. In fact, in his firstinterview post-signing, Madzukic said the players wore originalJuventus jerseys, embroidered with the Marsonia logo, so he wasvery happy to be wearing black and white again. He added thathe had always been a Juve fan. It was a

(AGI) Turin, June 22 - Juventus have signed striker MarioMandzukic from Atletico Madrid for 19 million euros. The29-year-old Croation striker has signed a four-year contract.The fee will be paid in three instalments, plus a bonus of upto two million. Mandzukic's career began with NK Marsonia,which has the same club colours. In fact, in his firstinterview post-signing, Madzukic said the players wore originalJuventus jerseys, embroidered with the Marsonia logo, so he wasvery happy to be wearing black and white again. He added thathe had always been a Juve fan. It was a great club with massesof fans, and he was ready for this new challenge. The team wasexcellent, the coach exceptional, and he wanted to do his bit.He said he hoped and believed that coach Massimiliano Allegriknew him well and would do his utmost to bring out the best inhim. He was ready to do whatever it took for the sake of theteam. He had played Juventus twice during the last ChampionsLeague, and said it was always difficult being up against them,as the players were exceptional. He has also played againstItaly on the world stage and knew the players well. Juventuswas a very, very tough and talented team, which made him evenhappier to have become part of it. After Bundesliga and Liga,it was now the time for Italy's Serie A. He said he would tryand fit in as quickly as possible. He would score as many goalsas possible, but would always put the success of Juventus andwinning first. (AGI). .

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