Thursday August 4 2011
Zoff hails Vucinic swoop

Dino Zoff thinks Juventus have bagged themselves a bargain by signing Mirko Vucinic from Roma this week.

The Montenegro international put pen to paper on a four-year deal in Turin after a fee of €15m was agreed with the capital club.

"Vucinic is a great signing," Juve and Italy legend Zoff told "He wasn't that expensive when you consider the price of Javier Pastore [€42m to Paris SG].

"In my opinion, he is a top player and Juventus director general Beppe Marotta has completed a good bit of business this time around."

Vucinic is just the latest new face to arrive in Turin as the club look to bounce back from two consecutive seventh placed finishes.

"I think Juve will do well this year, they certainly can't do worse," the former goalkeeper and ex-Juve boss added.

"The team has been built with intelligence and the objective is simply to be Juventus again, to fight until the end.

"I don't know if they are good enough to battle for the Scudetto, but third place is definitely the minimum objective."