The roller coaster ride of Mirko Vucinic's three-year career with Juventus has officially come to an end.
After reports first surfaced earlier in the week that Vucinic was leaving town and heading off to the United Arab Emirates, the frustrating yet sometimes brilliant striker is officially on his way out. Juventus announced on Friday that the 30-year-old striker has moved to Abu Dhabi side Al Jazira and agreed to a three-year contract the club.
Juventus Football Club can confirm that Mirko Vucinic has ended his three-year stay in Turin after a fee of €6.3 million was agreed for the striker's permanent transfer to Abu Dhabi-based club Al Jazira.
Vucinic all but confirmed the move himself before it was announced by Juventus themselves, posting a picture of him on both Twitter and Instagram after he put pen to paper on his deal, which sees him become the second player in as many days to be sold by the three-time Italian champions.
Appena firmato per l'Al Jazira! pic.twitter.com/V1u2U8R6OW— Mirko Vucinic (@MirkoVucinic) July 3, 2014
Vucinic's career at Juventus was just as it was at Roma — there were moments of absolute wonderful skill and incredible impact, but also consistent bouts with inconsistency. He undouibtedly helped Juventus win the first two of three straight scudetti under Antonio Conte. He was joint-top scorer along with Arturo Vidal in the 2012-13 season, the second of Juve's three Scudetto-winning campaigns.
But at the same time, for all the frustration and moments that made you want to bang your head against the wall, Vucinic was one of Antonio Conte's go-to players his first two years in Turin. And even with said moments of headdesking, Juve might not have won those titles without him.
So, thanks for the memories, Mirko. May you have fun in the UAE. And hopefully you still post those crazy Instagram videos where you're singing along to random songs that are in your native tongue.
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