With both Juventus and Roma confirming that midfielder Miralem Pjanic will be signing with the five-time Serie A champions, the amount of steps left to finalize the deal can probably be counted on one hand at this point.
We know the buyout clause will be activated. We know Pjanic is going to be a Juventus player sooner rather than later. Both of these things are true, and there's nothing that either the rest of Serie A or Europe can do about it.
The only remaining question is when, exactly, we will see Pjanic holding up his new Juventus jersey and answering question from the press after officially signing his €38 million deal to come to Turin.
According to Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio, Pjanic's move is just a couple of days away. The 26-year-old Bosnian midfielder is reportedly set to undergo his medical at Juventus at the beginning of the new work week on Monday or Tuesday, with his transfer to the club announced shortly thereafter. Then, it's official, and Juve's midfield will have added a massive jewel to an already incredibly strong group.
While other rumored deals for Barcelona defender Dani Alves and Sassuolo playmaker Domenico Berardi are either still working out the final details or currently on the back burner with the Pjanic deal under the microscope, Pjanic certainly does seem like the first of those deals that will become official. The reports certainly were a massive avalanche, seemingly moving just as fast as Juventus' pursuit of the player itself.
And just a few days after the reports said that Juventus and Roma agreed in principal to a deal that would bring Pjanic to Turin, the two clubs confirmed it was going down on Saturday. Pjanic requested a transfer, and now it's going to happen.
So all we have left is the medical and the official announcement. It's happening, folks.