Giorgio Chiellini has signed a brand new two-year contract with Juventus, the Serie A membership introduced on Monday, a couple of 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 have been nonetheless on their cost to European Championship victory.
He put pen to paper on a contract which runs till 2023, opposite to preliminary experiences in Italy which mentioned he was ready to conform to a deal till the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which takes place in November and December subsequent yr.
“Giorgio Chiellini embodies all the things that Juventus stands for, and it’s by his dedication and wonderful shows over the course of final 16 years that has earned him a contract renewal,” Juve mentioned.
“There’s an overlap in Giorgio’s DNA and that of Juve’s. He kinds an enormous a part of Juve’s historical past, but additionally the current and the longer term,” they added.
The announcement of his new contract was anticipated, with chairman Andrea Agnelli saying final week that the membership have 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 have been central to Italy’s success at this summer time’s Euro, offering the stable foundation from which Roberto Mancini’s vibrant staff flourished.
The Azzurri gained the event in spectacular model, cruising by their group and seeing off the likes of Belgium and Spain within the knockout levels earlier than beating England on penalties within the remaining at Wembley.
He has performed 112 instances for his nation, ending runner-up at Euro 2012.