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Report: Juventus, Atlético Madrid reach agreement for Mario Mandzukic

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Like a lot of things in the footballing world (or anything else, for that matter), one move is connected to another. Take last summer, for example. Antonio Conte stepped down as Juventus manager, so Max Allegri was brought in as his replacement. It was one piece of news quickly followed by another without much time to even think the club was going in a completely different direction.

We can say the same when it comes to remaking Juventus' attack.

Just one day after the reported exit of Carlos Tévez, Juventus has agreed to a deal for Atlético Madrid striker Mario Madndzukic, according to multiple Italian media outlets. Gianluca Di Marzio, La Stampa and the Gazzetta dello Sport are all reporting that the fee to bring Madnzukic to Turin is €18 million. This comes two days after Juventus and the 29-year-old Croatia international reportedly agreed to personal terms, which will see him earn a yearly salary of €3.5 million for four seasons.

After just one season in La Liga, Mario Mandzukic is on his way to Italy. Juventus had reached an agreement with the striker on a contract and now Marotta reached an agreement with Atletico today in Madrid. With Tevez is on his way back to Argentina, Juventus acted quickly to add a new striker.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

So as one striker looks set to leave Turin for a Spanish-speaking country, another one arrives from a Spanish-speaking country. Mandzukic probably isn't the direct replacement for Tévez. That's why Juventus shelled out €32 million and sent it to Palermo for a talented young Argentine by the name of Paulo Dybala.  But when you think about the possibility of a starting attack that will feature Dyhala, Mandzukic and Álvaro Morata, well then there's plenty of good things potentially ahead.

And now that Mandzukic is reportedly on board, we can start to think how Max Allegri will plug this new toy into a side that is coming off an appearance in the Champions League final. If anything, the attack will be looking a lot different outside of Morata continuing to be awesome and rocking sunglasses from time to time.