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Nomad Nic Eyes Juve Glory

One of modern football’s great nomads, Nicolas Anelka wants a Champions League crown to mark his last port of call.

The well-travelled French striker recently joined Serie A champions Juventus from Shanghai Shenhua in China.

He has brought a wealth of experience with him to Turin, which he hopes to bring to bear specifically in the Champions League.

To Anelka, the perfect end to his storied career would be to lift another European Cup, 13 years after he won it with Real Madrid.

Juve play Scottish champions Celtic in the last-16 of the competition, and Anelka hopes that he can help fire his new side all the way to European glory, as a golden goodbye to football.

"One of the reasons I joined Juventus is because I believe we have the quality to win the Champions League this season," Anelka told the Daily Record.

"It's been 13 years since I won the Champions League with Real Madrid and it is a dream to add one more before I stop playing."

Anelka knows that Celtic performed admirably during the group stage against Barcelona, and will be no pushovers.

 But he is adamant that The Old Lady have what it takes to win the Champions League this season.

"It will be a tough game in Glasgow. It is one of the most famous and intense football cities in the world," Anelka said.

"Their fans have waited a long time to be back in the knockout stages, and they will be ready for this.

"But from my first training session with Juventus it was clear there is the quality of player and determination to win the competition."

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