VALENCIA – Mirko Vucinic will remain in Italy after joining Juventus from Roma in a deal worth 15 million euros.
The 27-year-old Montenegro striker, who had been a reported target for Tottenham, underwent a medical in Turin before signing a four-year deal with the Bianconeri.
Vucinic has been in Italy for the past decade, after spending five years at both Roma and Lecce, during which time he has established himself as one of the most consistent strikers in Serie A.
The Montenegrin's arrival is also set to hasten talk of fellow forward Amauri's departure after he was not included in Juve's pre-season squad.
Vucinic is thrilled to have signed for Juventus following his lengthy spell in the capital.
Speaking to Juve's official website, Vucinic said: "I am excited and happy to be at Juve. Roma will always be in my heart, but that chapter is now closed. I am happy to join Juventus.
"I can play as first or second striker, or on the wing. Whichever role, I'm happy to play in it.
"And if (coach Antonio) Conte finds me a fourth position, I'm at his disposal."
Vucinic becomes the first Montenegrin to represent Juventus, and current Montenegro Football Federation president and former AC Milan forward Dejan Savicevic believes the transfer will be a significant boost to the Old Lady's fortunes after a disappointing seventh-placed finish last season.
"Juventus have done well to take Vucinic. He's a great signing," Savicevic told Tuttosport.
"With him, the Bianconeri can get back to winning ways. He's a great player, one of the best five or six strikers in the world."
Vucinic was grateful to receive such high praise from Savicevic, adding: "He says I'm one of the five strongest strikers in the world? He always exaggerates, but the words of a champion like him can only bring pleasure so I thank him."