Marko Pjaca has bid an emotional farewell to Dinamo Zagreb ahead of his final game for the club as the winger closes on an expected move to Juventus.
The 21-year-old impressed at Euro 2016 for Croatia and was quickly linked with a move to Serie A, with Inter and AC Milan credited with an interest.
Champions Juve soon emerged as front-runners, though, and the player’s representative Marko Naletilic claimed a deal was close last week, with reports suggesting the Turin club have agreed a €25million fee.
Pjaca has now confirmed that his final appearance in a Dinamo shirt will come in Wednesday’s Champions League second round of qualifying second-round tie against Vardar in front of home support at the Stadion Maksimir.
“I would like to say that on Wednesday I will play my last game for Dinamo,” he told the club’s official website.
“This is my club that I have cheered since the day I was born. I am grateful to Dinamo for everything.
“I am happy because I am waiting for a new challenge, but sad because I’m leaving the club that I have cheered for as long as I can remember.
“What is important and I what I want to emphasise to the great Dinamo fans is thanks for everything, it was beautiful and a dream come true to play at the Maksimir Stadium and win trophies, but it was time to part.”