While we all eagerly await the word of any potential developments regarding Gonzalo Higuain's future at Napoli, reports out of Italy are suggesting that Juventus have secured the services of another offensive playmaker for next season.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus and Pjaca's current employer, Dynamo Zagreb have reached an agreement on a deal that will see the 21-year-old Croatian make his way to Turin this summer. With the reported conclusion of the deal, Pjaca would be set to take medicals at some point next week. The rumored price tag to bring Pjaca to Turin has been in the region of €20 million to €22 million depending on what source in the Italian media you read.
Here's more, courtesy of Sky Sport Italia's Gianluca Di Marzio:
Juventus has locked into Marko Pjaca from Dinamo Zagreb and does not appear willing to let him go. The sides continue to work on the deal, which is moving forward and could close on Monday or Tuesday. Pjaca appears set to join Juventus for next season.
If this is truly the finish line being reached, it will end what has been an interesting couple of weeks of rumors where Juventus went head-to-head with Milan. One day it was Milan in the, the next with Juve holding the advantage. But word coming down earlier this week where Juventus were closing in on a deal for Pjaca squashed any kind of fears that they could lose out on a player they've clearly targeted as a must have this summer.
Now we wait final word as to when this deal will be done and delivered. Maybe we will have another reason to pay attention to Juventus' website besides video of Paulo Dybala and Alex Sandro playing with kangaroos on the tour of Australia. That sure would be nice, wouldn't it?