Serie A talent of the year Dejan Kulisevski ‘proud’ to have joined Juventus

Dejan Kulusevski says he is excited to be joining Juventus. The Swedish midfielder completed a transfer to the Bianconeri in January but had to wait seven months before he could join his new club. Kulusevski, who was selected as the Serie A talent of the year on Tuesday, says he can’t wait to play with his new teammates, especially Paulo Dybala and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Talking to Tuttosport he said: “The truth is that I learned new football in Parma because in the Atalanta youth team, I have always faced teams defending with 10 men behind the ball. At Juve I will find a football that I love, with a lot of possession. The important thing will be to move a lot.”

“(Paulo) Dybala? I can only learn from the path that Paulo has taken, sometimes he was also captain. I love his way of playing: he has the games in his head and with his left foot, he invents magic that is usually only seen on the PlayStation I am looking forward to being able to combine with Dybala and I will ask De Ligt for lots of advice on how to quickly integrate into the group, he is just a year older than me, and he has already established himself at Juve.”

“(Cristiano) Ronaldo? Fortunately I have already met him and it was super exciting. When I came to Turin in January to sign my Juve contract, Cristiano joined me at the headquarters with Chiellini, Buffon and Bonucci to welcome me personally to Juventus. With CR7 I joked even before Juve-Parma, but what we said I can’t say… (laughter). I was a child when I admired Cristiano on TV, now it feels strange to have him as a teammate. From the outside he may look like a star, but he is a very easy-going guy.”