Mirko Vucinic departs Juventus
It's a sad day for all Juventus
fans, as they have been dreading the day that fan favourite, Mirko Vucinic
would leave. After joining Juventus
of the past year, Vucinic
had an average season, but all would change when Pavel Nedved
got appointed manager..
as a player that would either support or finish the goals himself, Vucinic
has had a prolific season, scoring over 20 goals, and assisting his now former team-mates 15 times. The Montegrin
forward was 'delighted' with life at Turin
, but all would change in the summer, when Nedved
would be forced to put him available in the transfer market..
Vucinic celebrating for Juventus last term.
, wanting to recoup some of the £12.75 million
that they spent in Vucinic a season and a half ago, instructed the manager to sell the player for a fee over £20 million
, which people now see as a bargain. Nedved
, clever, put a massive £25 million
price tag on the offensive player, hoping to deter bids from other clubs. However, that would not stop Liverpool
, Real Madrid
and Schalke 04
to enter a bidding war, which started with a bid of £19 million. Nedved, swiftly rejected any bids, until Real Madrid
officials arrived at Turin
and reached a £22.5 million fee
with Guiseppe Marotta
and chairman, Andrea Agnelli
, who will turn 30
, will be pleased to know that Juventus
manager, Pavel Nedved
, tried his best to de-rail his departure.
Rumors state that Nedved
, furious of the deal done behind his back, requested an additional £15 million
, to get another player of Vucinic's
ability. The board, happily accepted, knowing that they would make a profit of Vucinic's
sale. With Vucinic
out, and Llorente
arriving on a free transfer, club officials
and Sky Italia's inside source
do not know who Juventus
manager is targeting as Vucinic's
Vucinic before his speech.
, who had one last goodbye with Juventus's
fans in the Juventus Stadium
last night said,"To see how much Juventus
fans are here to wish me good luck in my new club, means a lot to me, and how I was valued here." Before shedding a tear, the Montegrin
international continued,"Pavel (Nedved)
, Antonio (Conte)
and all the staff here at Juventus
are one of a kind, and today, I secured my move to Real Madrid
, because what they taught me, both as a professional football player and as a person." To end his speech, Mirko
said,"I know that Pavel(Nedved)
wanted me to stay, but that's how things in football are today. If I ever get the chance to re-unite with him, whether it's Juventus
or elsewhere, I will do my best to do so."
cried for a moments, but then would say farewell to his team-mates and his former manager, Pavel Nedved
. However, before rounding off his departure, Vucinic
stayed out in the field, using the new Juventus official shirt and signed everyone who was willing to get his signature.
Vucinic signing one last time for a Juventus fan.