Italy and Roma striker Marco Borriello has expressed his joy after a loan switch to Serie A side Juventus, was confirmed. The move will see him play for Juventus till the end of the season and includes an option for the Turin-based club to sign him on a more permanent basis in June, for a fee of little over £6 million.

Borriello, 29, who knows he has fallen out of contention at Roma, said it was an honor to be able to play for such a great Italian and European club. The player also admitted the only reason he wound up joining Roma in 2010 and not Juventus was because the club then was unwilling to offer him a permanent deal.

The player, who used to earlier play for AC Milan, also insisted he never turned down a Juventus offer, according to a report.

Borriello has made 54 appearances for Roma and has managed to score 17 times.