Saturday June 11 2016
Marotta: 'Pjanic pushed for Juve'

Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirmed Miralem Pjanic “strongly wanted” this transfer by activating the Roma clause.

This morning Giallorossi director general Mauro Baldissoni announced on Roma Radio that Pjanic had formally requested a transfer to Juve on June 9.

“The Pjanic operation was concluded with the push of the player, who strongly wanted the transfer to Juventus by activating the release clause he had already stipulated with Roma,” Marotta told Tuttosport and La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Pjanic himself facilitated the operation by deciding to forego the percentage of that sum he would’ve been due.”

The release clause is worth €38m, but Pjanic has opted not to take the 20 per cent of the fee he was legally owed.

“It was therefore not a negotiation between Roma and Juventus directors, but merely technical meetings to define the transfer via the release clause payment.

“The player will undergo a medical with us shortly.”

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