Move to 'big club' Juventus pleases Anelka

Anelka also said he would take fond memories from his year in China, labelling Shanghai a "magnificent city" before adding that "it was a bit more difficult on the football side but I don't regret this great experience.

updated: February 02, 2013 13:58 IST
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Rome: Former France and Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka expressed his delight at "finding a big club" in the form of Juventus, as his transfer to the Italian giants was finalised on Friday.

"It's nice to get back to a big club," said Anelka, 33, who left Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua to join the defending Serie A champions on a five-month contract that will reportedly net him an estimated 1.2million euro salary.

The deal also includes an option for an additional year.

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