Quagliarella: I came to Juve to win
Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella says his decision to join Juventus was driven by his desire to win the title and play in the UEFA Champions League. The 27-year-old made the loan switch from Napoli yesterday.
The deal is worth €4.5 million for the season to Napoli with the option of a permanent deal for a further €10.5 million at the end of the year.
Quagliarella, who scored a brace in Italy's 2010 FIFA World Cup™ 3-2 defeat against Slovakia in South Africa, had only been at Napoli for a year after leaving Udinese.
"At Napoli the objective was to improve on last season whereas Juventus are looking to win the title and get into the Champions League," he said.
"Here it's a step forward. Inter Milan are always the team to beat but we must give it a go. We're a young team so we'll need to gel quickly and we'll try to trip everyone up."
Napoli finished a place above Juventus, in sixth, last season but while the Turin giants have spent lavishly and added nine new players, including five Italy internationals, Napoli have been very quiet in the transfer market.
But as well as ambition, Quagliarella suggested he had problems with the management in Naples. "I felt great with the fans and my team-mates," he added. "But when you don't trigger a mechanism, there's a certain feeling with others."