Serie A champions Juventus have completed the signing of striker Mario Mandzukic from Atletico Madrid for a fee of €19 million.

Mandzukic, 29, only joined Atletico from Bundesliga side Bayern Munich in July 2014 and went on to score 20 goals in all competitions for the Spanish club last season.

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The former Wolfsburg man shunned interest from the Premier League club to put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the beaten Champions League finalists.

As expected, the Croatia international passed Monday’s medical leaving Juventus to conclude the €19m deal – split in instalment payments over three years – with €2m in bonuses to be potentially paid to Atletico.

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Mandzukic’s arrival comes amid speculation that Carlos Tevez could leave Juventus, with boyhood club Boca Juniors expected to sign the Argentine after the ongoing Copa America concludes.

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The transfer of Mandzukic marks the second move Juve have made to bolster their forward this month line,following the signing of Pablo Dybala from Palermo for a fee that could rise to €40m.


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