Roberto Pereyra has spoken of his delight at signing for Juventus from Udinese this afternoon.
The midfielder, who has joined the club on loan for the 2014/15 season with a view to making the transfer permanent, said that the lure of being surrounded by champions would help him to further develop as a player.
Addressing the media in Vinovo, Pereyra began: “I’m happy and proud to join the club. I chose to come here because Juventus are a team that must win every time they cross the white line. The side is full of champions and I’ll pay close attention to them in order to improve.”
The 23-year-old, who will don the number 37 shirt, has made his name as player capable of operating in several roles across midfield and attack.
And he says he is ready to embrace the challenge of carving out his own niche in one of Europe’s most competitive midfields.
“I haven’t got a preferred position and I’m willing to play wherever I’m required. It will be difficult to break my way into the first-team at the start but I’ll work hard to be ready for when the call comes.”
With fellow countryman Carlos Tevez already a familiar face in the Bianconeri dressing room, Pereyra revealed the identity of another Bianconeri hero he is looking to emulate when pulling on the black and white stripes.
“Camoranesi was a fine player and won a great deal with Juventus. I want to follow in his footsteps here.”
Sat alongside Pereyra in the Vinovo press suite was Giuseppe Marotta, who spoke highly of the player’s potential.
He said: “Pereyra has performed very well over the last three years in Udine. He’s one of the most exciting young players in Serie A and can operate in a variety of positions.”
With regards to further possible transfer dealings, the Bianconeri CEO concluded: “I’m satisfied with our signings so far. The window is still open and we’ll continue to be active in the market to get the players that Allegri needs for next season.”