Claudio Marchisio has applauded the imminent arrival of Carlos Tevez at Juventus, declaring that the Manchester City attacker is more than welcome at the Serie A champions.

The Turin giants agreed terms with City over a transfer fee on Tuesday evening and are expected to swiftly complete the £10 million signing of the 29-year-old, much to the satisfaction of Marchisio.

"I have already said it before and I repeat that great champions [like Tevez] are always more than welcome at Juventus," the Italy international was quoted as saying by Tuttosport.

However, the midfielder added that the former Manchester United striker must give his all for the club if he is to succeed and will have to focus solely on his football.

"It's crucial that he arrives here with the right motivation and the desire to give everything for the Juventus shirt, though," he warned.

Juventus are also hopeful of luring Aleksandar Kolarov away from City to join Tevez at the Bianconeri.

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