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Juventus announce Krasic signing for €15m

August 21, 2010
By Soccernet staff

Serbian winger Milos Krasic has joined Juventus in a deal worth €15 million, after the club confirmed the deal - payable in installments - on their website.

Milos Krasic's Serbia exited the World Cup at the group stage
GettyImagesMilos Krasic's Serbia exited the World Cup at the group stage

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Krasic, who has been likened to former Juve favourite Pavel Nedved, has been linked with a move to Turin for some months but has now completed his transfer.

A statement on the Juventus website read: ''Juventus Football Club announces that the agreement with PFC CSKA Moscow for the acquisition of the registration rights of the player Milos Krasic has been finalized. The contract envisages the payment by Juventus of €15 million in three instalments: €5 million on 25 August 2010, €5 million on 15 July 2011 and €5 million on 15 July 2012. Deferred payments will be covered by a bank guarantee.''

CSKA Moscow had confirmed on Thursday night that a transfer has been agreed with the Serie A side and wished him ''good luck at his new club."

Krasic, 25, signed a four-year deal with the Bianconeri and although Juve's interest cooled at times as they also pursued Bosnian striker Edin Dzeko, he maintains he always expected to join the club.

"I'm the happiest man in the world," Krasic told Tuttosport. "I always believed in Juve - even when things seemed difficult I knew that everything would be resolved. I was proved right."

Krasic joined CSKA from Vojvodina Novi Sad in 2004 and has proved an accomplished performer in both the Russian league and the Champions League in recent seasons.