Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini signed new one-year offers with Juventus.© AFP
Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have prolonged their Juventus contracts till 2021, the Serie A leaders introduced on Monday. The brand new offers, lengthy anticipated to be confirmed by Juve, imply that former Italy captain Buffon will stick with the Turin-based membership past his 43rd birthday. “Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!,” Juve stated in an announcement. Buffon returned to Juve final summer season after a disappointing season at Paris Saint-Germain and is the membership’s all-time report Serie A look maker, turning out 479 occasions within the league since arriving in 2001.
With Juventus he has gained the league 9 occasions however his solely European trophy got here when he gained the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999.
He’s Serie A’s joint report look holder with Paolo Maldini, taking part in in Italy’s prime flight 647 occasions, and in addition holds the looks report for his nationwide staff, with 176 caps between 1997-2018, successful the 2006 World Cup.
He has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season, with Wojciech Szczesny now Juve’s first-choice keeper.
The 35-year-old Chiellini, who succeeded Buffon as Juve and Italy captain, joined the membership in 2005 and has since grow to be a stalwart in one of many Turin giants’ most profitable intervals.
He has gained eight league titles and 4 Italian Cups, though he has missed most of this season resulting from a cruciate ligament harm suffered in August.
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