Nicolas Anelka will reportedly undergo a medical with Juventus on Monday, as he awaits the FIFA transfer from Shanghai Shenhua.
The striker turns 34 in March and is expected to be in the stands of the Juventus Stadium for tonight’s Serie A game with Genoa.
Italian news sources suggest Anelka will undergo his medical on Monday, then sign a five-month contract worth €600,000. He can arrive on loan, as the Chinese League only plays during the summer.
There are also several performance-related bonuses to be considered. He’ll receive €200,000 if he plays at least 12 games, another €200,000 if Juve win the Scudetto and a further €300,000 if they win the Champions League.
Juventus had been heavily linked with his Shanghai Shenhua teammate Didier Drogba, but difficulties in that move saw the Bianconeri look to Anelka instead.
The supporters are not happy, though, as a poll for Tuttosport found well over 70 per cent of fans thought this was a bad move.