Juventus striker Marko Pjaca has joined Torino for the upcoming season on a loan move which will be valid until the 2022 season with the right to redeem. Pjaca has agreed to play for Torino this summer, marking his fifth loan transfer since joining Juventus in 2016.
The Old Lady announced the move on Wednesday with an option to buy which is reportedly around €5 million- €7 million. The attacker will remain with Juventus’ local rivals until the conclusion of the upcoming season, where he will hope to feature as much as he did last summer.
During the 2020-21 campaign, Pjaca made 35 league appearances for Genoa, netting three times, before rejoining Juventus ahead of pre-season.
The Croatian international has now agreed to join Torino on a new loan contract, with the Italian club holding the option to buy him permanently for a pre-arranged amount at any time before next summer.
Marko Pjaca’s career so far
Marko Pjaca’s unfortunate tale is one of many in the history of football when one injury alters everything. He was a highly regarded talent when he was signed by Juventus from Dinamo Zagreb for €23 million in 2016.
He missed three months of the initial season due to a broken femur sustained while on international service, but he appeared to be fitting well by the time the calendar changed to 2017. He scored the game-winning goal in the Champions League round of 16 match against Porto, and his form was on the rise.
However, Pjaca sustained a non-contact ACL rupture against Estonia while playing on a subpar pitch, sidelining him until January of the following year. After loan stints with Schalke, Fiorentina, and Anderlecht, he finished the last season with Genoa.
Pjaca also began as a striker in Juventus’ first preseason friendly this season, although he squandered a handful of chances.