Mario Mandzukic has successfully completed a medical ahead of his proposed move from Atletico Madrid to Juventus, the Serie A champions have announced.
The 29-year-old joins the Italian club, with reports suggesting the deal is worth €25m (£18m) and will see him tied to a four-year contract.
A statement from Juventus had previously read: “Mario Mandzukic is this morning undergoing a routine medical ahead of his proposed transfer to Juventus from Atlético Madrid. The 29-year-old forward will take his first tests at the city’s Clinica Fornaca di Sessant, before completing the procedure at the Istituto di Medicina dello Sport medical centre.”
Moving on up
Mandzukic only joined Atletico last summer from Bayern Munich and scored 20 goals in 43 games for the Spanish side in his first season in Spain.
Juve however are looking to strengthen their attacking line, with reports suggesting Argentinian forward Carlos Tevez is expected to leave the club this summer.
Tevez, 31, has been Juve’s top scorer in the past two seasons, and is under contract with Juve for another year but is eager to return home to Argentina. Former club Boca Juniors are known to be keen to acquire his services and a deal could be completed as early as next week for the former Boca striker.
As for his Turin teammate Fernando Llorente, it has been reported that Liverpool are attempting to lure the Spanish striker to Merseyside as their efforts to try and sign Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke have come to a halt over the asking price.