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Sunday January 7 2018
Pjaca scores on Schalke debut

Juventus-owned Marko Pjaca made an instant impact for Schalke, scoring on his debut in a friendly against Belgian side Genk on Sunday.

Pjaca appeared in the second half and broke the deadlock en route to a 2-1 victory for Schalke over Genk.

The winger only joined the German outfit from Juve in an arrangement until the end of the season on Thursday.

Image courtesy schalke04.de

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Sunday January 7 2018
Agent: ‘Pjaca has to play next season’

Marko Pjaca’s agent warns the Juventus winger “won’t accept another season like this” when he returns from Schalke 04.

The Croatian has been sent out on loan for the remaining six months of the season, as he needs playing time as he recovers from a cruciate injury.

The Bianconeri want him back for next season, but his representative says he doesn’t want to sit on the bench.

“Pjaca is a Juventus player who is on loan to Schalke,” explained Marko Naletilic.

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Friday January 5 2018
Juventus make €1m from Pjaca loan

Juventus have confirmed the financial details for Marko Pjaca’s six-month loan to Schalke 04, earning at most €1m.

The Croatia international started training with Schalke today in their Marbella Winter camp.

He will stay with the Germans until June 30, 2018, at a cost of €0.8m to be paid over two instalments by April 15.

There are another €0.2m to be added on in potential bonuses.

It has been said that Schalke 04 are also paying Pjaca’s wages during this loan spell.

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Friday January 5 2018
Allegri: ‘Can is extraordinary’

Massimiliano Allegri calls Liverpool midfielder Emre Can “truly extraordinary”, but won’t discuss Juventus’ transfer campaign.

The midfielder is expected to join the Bianconeri when his contract expires in the summer, with multiple reports that a deal is already agreed.

“Everyone knows Emre Can’s quality,” Allegri noted in today’s Press conference.

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Thursday January 4 2018
Pjaca: Convinced by Howedes

Schalke new boy Marko Pjaca has revealed that “I spoke to Benedikt Howedes a lot” about leaving Juventus for the German side.

Pjaca has joined Schalke on loan until the end of the season, and the winger believes their style of play will complement him well after consulting with Howedes, who is on loan at Juve from the Royal Blues.

“I spoke to Benedikt Howedes about Schalke a lot, and he had so many positive things to say about the club and the fans here,” he told Schalke TV.

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Thursday January 4 2018
Official: Schalke loan Pjaca

Schalke have completed the signing of Juventus winger Marko Pjaca on loan until the end of the season.

A statement on Schalke’s official website confirms Pjaca has arrived on a dry loan, without an option to buy, after passing a medical on Thursday.

“We’re glad that Marko has chosen us because several clubs were interested in him,” said Coach Domenico Tedesco.

“He brings more quality to our team. Marko can be used in a variety of positions. He can play right or left and in attack. He’s also robust and quick.

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Thursday January 4 2018
Pjaca passes Schalke medical

Schalke have confirmed that Juventus winger Marko Pjaca has passed a medical ahead of his proposed loan move.

Pjaca has been given permission to leave Juve until the end of the season after six months out with a serious knee injury, and the 22-year-old will step up his recovery at Schalke, under rookie Italian Coach Domenico Tedesco.

“Medical passed: Marko Pjaca will become a Schalke player. Contract will be signed shortly,” tweeted the Bundesliga club.

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Thursday January 4 2018
‘Pjaca to join Schalke today’

Schalke 04 sporting director Christian Heidel confirms Marko Pjaca will have a medical today before arriving on loan from Juventus.

The winger is set to arrive on a straight loan deal until the end of the season, as he looks to get back to full fitness after a cruciate ligament injury.

“Ordinarily I hate talking about a transfer unless it’s done,” Heidel told the club’s official website.

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Wednesday January 3 2018
Schalke: 'All done for Pjaca'

Schalke 04 directors confirm “it’s all done” with Juventus to take Marko Pjaca on loan. “We just need his signature and a medical.”

The Croatia international needs regular playing time to find his form after six months out with a serious knee ligament injury.

Although Wolfsburg, Zenit, Bologna and Sassuolo had also shown an interest, Pjaca is heading to the Bundesliga.

“It’s all done for Pjaca now,” director of sport Christian Heidel told Sky Sport Deutschland.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Report: Pjaca chooses Schalke

Marko Pjaca is expected to undergo a medical with Schalke 04 on Thursday, as he gives the all-clear to a loan from Juventus.

Wolfsburg had dived in with a last-minute proposal along similar lines, but sources including Gazzanet and Sky Sport Italia all claim Pjaca has already made his decision.

The plan is to join Schalke for six months on loan, at a cost of €1m plus €0.5m in bonuses and full payment of his salary during that time.

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