Juventus’ announcement of Neymar as their new star signing could cause quite a stir.
The Catalan giants are set to sign the Brazilian at the end of the season, after he left Real Madrid to join the Catalan giants, who are aiming to lift the Champions League title.
However, a deal with Neymar would be a huge coup for Juventus, who were not able to land the Brazil international after Real Madrid refused to pay €150 million.
Instead, the Bianconeri will have to pay Neymar around €60 million to sign him, as the Brazilian international is reportedly worth around €70 million.
Juventus’ move will make Neymar the first signing of the new era at the Biancoli, who will look to make their return to the Champions and Europa League at the same time.
“We’re delighted to sign one of the world’s best players,” Juve president Claudio Lotito said.
“He’s a player of great promise, who is a great example for young kids and is going to make Juventus even stronger in the future.”
Neymar is one of a number of players expected to leave Real Madrid this summer, as he looks to leave the Spanish giants for a bigger payday.
The 28-year-old was on the verge of joining Juventus in 2014 when the Madrid giants refused to meet a €50 million fee for his services, despite Real Madrid being the second biggest club in Europe, behind Barcelona.
However the move failed to materialise, as Neymar ultimately signed a contract with Real Madrid worth around $70 million, which is the highest paid footballer in the world.
With Juventus’ hopes of returning to the top of the European game looking brighter, the club is set to make Neyma the club’s second signing of 2018, after they signed Gonzalo Higuain in July.