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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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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NEWS
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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Tuesday January 2 2018
Where next for Pjaca?

Recovering from a serious knee injury, Marko Pjaca and Juventus must now choose the next step of his career carefully, writes Gregory Caltabanis.

After a six-month injury layoff, Marko Pjaca is ready to return to action, but is there space for the Croatian international at Juventus? With the arrival of Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi in the summer, the talented winger has become a forgotten man in Turin. With the transfer window now open, the 22-year-old will have a chance to prove himself, as teams are queuing up for his signature.

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NEWS
Tuesday January 2 2018
Wolfsburg fight Schalke for Pjaca

While Juventus agree terms with Schalke 04, it’s reported Marko Pjaca would prefer Wolfsburg in a Bundesliga loan battle.

This evening there were multiple sources, including Sky Sport Italia, claiming that Schalke had practically agreed a six-month loan worth €1m plus €0.5m in bonuses, but without an option to buy.

An announcement was expected within 24-48 hours, but suddenly Wolfsburg have dived in with a similar proposal.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Report: Pjaca to Schalke done deal

Schalke 04 have a deal to sign Marko Pjaca on loan from Juventus for €1m plus €0.5m in performance-related bonuses, it’s reported.

Multiple sources, including Sky Sport Italia, state today’s negotiations have reached a positive conclusion and it could be announced within 24 hours.

Bundesliga outfit Schalke wanted to include an option to buy as part of the agreement, but Juve absolutely refused, as they see his future in Turin.

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Tuesday January 2 2018
Schalke close on Pjaca

Juventus are in negotiations to loan Marko Pjaca to Schalke 04, but refuse to include an option to buy at the end of the season.

The Croatia international has not played for the senior squad since sustaining a serious knee injury in May, but impressed with the Primavera youth team, contributing two goals and three assists in four games.

Juve confirmed they are ready to loan him out in order to regain match fitness with regular playing time.

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