Yesterday, Juventus announced that a deal had been completed to take Palermo striker, Amauri, to Turin. The Brazilian had been chased by several clubs across Europe following a very good season with Palermo. Last week, it emerged that Juventus were very close to finalizing a deal despite late interest shown from England.
Amauri was not cheap for Juventus either. The Italian giants, who are looking to rebuild their squad following the Calciopoli embarrassment, paid a transfer fee of Ã‚Â£9.8 million and granted Palermo co-ownership of Antonio Nocerino and Davide Lanzafame. They will also pay the player a salary of Ã‚Â£2.8 million per year but that would increase if Amauri manages to find the net 20 times or more next season, all of this according to Football Italia.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s true that Milan were also interested, but Juventus were my first choice. I never had any doubt since I first heard the Bianconeri wanted me.” Said Amauri at his press conference.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Furthermore I always said that I wanted to play in the Champions League and now I want to win the Scudetto. For me this is a personal victory.Ã¢â‚¬Â
[Source: Football Italia]