Juventus pay glowing tribute to 'invaluable' Kwadwo Asamoah

Juventus have paid a glowing tribute to the departing Kwadwo Asamoah following his six years of service to the Italian giants.

The Ghana international was officially unveiled by Inter Milan on Monday after earlier confirming that he would not be accepting Juve's offer of a new contract.

The 29-year-old departs as one of the most decorated African players of his generation, with a statement on the Juventus website paying tribute to the 'unmovable and invaluable' wideman.

"Six years, six Scudetti and four Coppe Italia," began the statement.

"What an extraordinary, trophy-filled time it was for Kwadwo Asamoah as a Bianconero as he, officially departs the club.

"A literally tireless worker with remarkable tactical versatility, Asa played 149 matches in all competitions - the second-most among current Juventus midfielders behind Claudio Marchisio - while providing five goals and 16 assists.

"A mainstay of the Juventus left side, the numbers tell quite a tale. Asamoah has played over 8,000 passes in almost 12,000 minutes in Bianconero creating 150 scoring opportunities and 288 crosses."

Asamoah joined Juve from Udinese in 2012, and as well as winning a host of domestic honours with the Old Lady, he was also twice a defeated Champions League finalist.

The Italian heavyweights were defeated by Barcelona in 2015, and Asamoah was an unused substitute as they fell to Real Madrid in 2017.

"It's trophies that truly matter," the statement proceeded, "and Asamoah will forever have his fair share with six league titles, three Super Cups and four Coppa Italias.

"Also, in 2013 he was nominated for Ghanian Player of the Year.

"Year after year, Asa has proven to be an unmovable and invaluable piece of the #MY7H-ical squad and everyone at Juventus thanks Asa for his many dedicated years of service to the club wishing him all the best in the future."

Asamoah penned a three-year deal with Inter, keeping him at the club until 2021.