By Ameenu Shardow
Kwadwo Asamoah has expressed his delight at joining Juventus and says it is time to notch up his game to an all new level.
The Ghana international made these comments during his first official press conference at the club on Friday afternoon ahead of his first official training session with the side.
The 23-year-old sealed his dream move to the Old Lady from Udinese in a move reportedly worth 9m Euros for 50% of Asamoahâ€™s transfer rights alongside Chilean Mauricio Isla.
And after receiving a rapturous welcome from the fans and being handed the number 22 jersey, the former Liberty Professionals player says it is time to repay the faith reposed in him by the reigning Serie-A champions.
â€œI am delighted to be here, Juventus are a very important team and Iâ€™ll give my all to be of use to this side,â€ he said at his first official press conference for Turin club.
â€œThe fansâ€™ welcome was great. Iâ€™m proud to be here. Juventus are a reality in Italy and all over the World.
â€œI need to do more here than Iâ€™ve done up until now.â€
Asamoah becomes the second Ghanaian to play for Juventus following former Ghana captain Stephen Appiah.
The clubâ€™s impressive off-season activities is a clear indication of their intention to retain the Scudetto this term while mounting a serious challenge in the next Uefa Champions League.