Zakaria explains why he chose Juventus and reveals his role model

After months of speculation, Denis Zakaria has finally landed in Turin.

The Swiss international was running on an expiring contract at Borussia Mönchengladbach, but instead of embracing free agency at the end of the season, he was adamant about a January move to Juventus.

The 25-year-old only cost the Old Lady five million euros plus two million more. It was definitely one of the best offers of the whole winter transfer window.

After unveiling Dusan Vlahovic on Tuesday, today belongs to Zakaria. The Bianconeri presented their new midfielder during a press conference on Wednesday.

The former Bundesliga star has revealed why he chose Juventus before anyone else, explaining that it was actually his father’s favorite club.

“I chose Juve because it’s one of the clubs that has always made me dream. I decided it would be the right way to pursue my career,” the Swiss international said during his conference. inauguration press release, reported by Soccer Italy.

“I expected to leave Borussia but not so soon. Juventus don’t call every day, it’s a dream for me and I hope I can help.

“I am proud to be here, Juventus was my father’s favorite team, so I know a lot about this club. I will try to give my all, trying to help my teammates as much as possible.

“I feel good and I have already trained twice. If the coach wants me to play, I’m ready. He [Allegri] told me what he wanted from me, but we haven’t discussed the details yet.

Zakaria also revealed the player he looked up to as a child and considers his role model. But despite picking a former Juventus player, he’s not exactly someone the fans are too fond of.

“If I think of someone, I would say Patrick Vieira, I have always loved him. However, I am Zakaria and I try to have my style without following a specific model.

“I am an aggressive midfielder, I like to help the team win the ball, but I also like to attack. I can describe myself as a complete player.

Rebecca R. Santistevan