Giorgio Chiellini has signed a brand new two-year contract with Juventus, the Serie A membership introduced on Monday, just a few weeks after the Italy captain led his nation to triumph at Euro 2020.
Chiellini, 36, was out of contract after his earlier cope with Juve expired on the finish of June, whereas Italy had been nonetheless on their cost to European Championship victory.
He put pen to paper on a contract which runs till 2023, opposite to preliminary stories in Italy which stated he was ready to comply with a deal till the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which takes place in November and December subsequent 12 months.
“Giorgio Chiellini embodies everything that Juventus stands for, and it is through his commitment and excellent displays over the course of last 16 years that has earned him a contract renewal,” Juve stated.
“There is an overlap in Giorgio’s DNA and that of Juve’s. He forms a big part of Juve’s history, yet also the present and the future,” they added.
The announcement of his new contract was anticipated, with chairman Andrea Agnelli saying final week that the membership had been ready for the centre-back to return from his post-Euro holidays earlier than agreeing a brand new deal.
Chiellini started his lengthy Juventus profession in 2005 and was a pillar of the staff which gained 9 successive Serie A titles earlier than Inter Milan broke their rivals’ run of home dominance final season.
He has additionally contested two Champions League finals and gained 5 Italian Cups with Juventus.
Chiellini and his Juve teammate Leonardo Bonucci had been central to Italy’s success at this summer season’s Euro, offering the stable foundation from which Roberto Mancini’s vibrant staff flourished.
The Azzurri gained the match in spectacular model, cruising via their group and seeing off the likes of Belgium and Spain within the knockout levels earlier than beating England on penalties within the ultimate at Wembley.
He has performed 112 occasions for his nation, ending runner-up at Euro 2012.