Felipe Melo has given his first views after getting a taste of Juventus life as he waits to sign his new contract.
His first thoughts? "Juve are on the same level as Inter."
The Brazilian ace emerged from the hotel where he is lodging in Turin afer passing his medical exams earlier today. Melo popped out to lunch and, as expected, the Italian journalists marauded the streets of Turin in search of answers.
The former Viola ace believes his new side will be able to wrest the Scudetto from Inter.
"Juventus are a great team and we are on the same level as Inter and the teams that can win the league," Melo told Sky Sport Italia this afternoon.
"I think Juventus are a great club and we can win everything. We have to work hard to win though. I haven't signed just yet, but I have seen the stadium and facilities and I like it.
"I have the determination and will to win like everyone and I think our midfield will work hard."
Melo leaves Fiorentina behind after the club sold him for a healthy profit, and he has thanked them and the fans.
"I would like thank Fiorentina for everything. They have made an excellent deal selling me for €25 million after signing me last year for €8m," added the midfielder.
"Of course, if I score against them, I will have maximum respect for the club and fans."
Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com