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Argentina's striker Carlos Tevez poses with his new Juventus' jersey, during a press conference, in Turin, Italy. Picture AP Photo/Alessandro Falzone, LaPresse.

Argentina's striker Carlos Tevez poses with his new Juventus' jersey, during a press conference, in Turin, Italy. Picture AP Photo/Alessandro Falzone, LaPresse.

Argentina's striker Carlos Tevez poses with his new Juventus' jersey, during a press conference, in Turin, Italy. Picture AP Photo/Alessandro Falzone, LaPresse.

CARLOS TEVEZ is eager to discover how he fits into Juventus coach Antonio Conte's plans for a renewed assault on the Champions League.

The Argentinian yesterday became the Serie A champions' second reinforcement to the forward line, with a deal for Athletic Bilbao striker Fernando Llorente having been struck in January.

Tevez, 29, who joins Juve from Manchester City for a reported £10million, has committed himself to three years in Turin and, while helping his new team to a third straight Scudetto is an immediate priority, the Bianconeri harbour serious ambitions of winning the Champions League for the first time since 1996.

The stocky former Manchester United and West Ham forward, who will wear Alessandro Del Piero's famous number 10 shirt, is especially keen to hear how he will be used alongside rangy Spaniard Llorente.

"Whether I work well with Llorente on the pitch or not is up to Conte to decide," he said. "I've not talked to the coach yet so I will have to discuss my position and how I will be used on the pitch with him.

"The two things that I can bring to the club are experience and the quality of my play. These are certainly the most important things."

 

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Tevez is expected to return to South America to complete a family holiday before joining Conte and his new team-mates for pre-season training on July 12.

The Argentinian is also expected back in England over the coming months to complete a 250-hour community service order issued to him in April for driving offences.

Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta, meanwhile, revealed the decision to sign Tevez was one borne of the club's "duty and obligation" to deliver success.

He said: "Our goal was to improve the quality of the squad and obviously all the players that we purchase will be used, from a tactical point of view, according to the decisions and choices of the coach.

"I can only tell you that with the purchase of Tevez our quality has certainly increased. Juventus have a duty and obligation to reach the top."


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