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Anelka Moves To Serie A Champs

Nicolas Anelka has completed a move to Italian champions Juventus from Chinese outfit Shanghai Shenhua.

The striker has been signed on an initial six-month contract which included an option for a further year.

The move has been in the making for quite some time now with Anelka having successfully passed a series of medical tests in Turin last week.

"It's nice to get back to a big club," said the veteran hit-man. "I'm proud to put on the shirt."

Arriving at Juventus is a man who has been off-colour lately and a number of sub-par performances have yielded only three goals in 22 appearances for former club Shenhua.

The ambitious Shanghai outfit clearly did not get the return they were hoping for as they finished ninth in the 16-team Chinese Super League.

The former Arsenal, Real Madrid and Chelsea star says he is excited at the prospect of playing Champions League football with his new club, who face Celtic in the next round.

"The Champions League is a very difficult competition to win, but a team like Juventus has the players and qualities needed and will do everything to win the cup," he said.

"I know that Serie A is a very difficult, physical, hotly contested and very demanding league. I've never played in Italian football, the English style corresponds more to my style but I appreciate other leagues."

Anelka turned down a move to Queens Park Rangers during the recently closed transfer window.

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