Juventus have announced new deals for defensive duo Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli, tying them down until 2020 and 2019 respectively.
Chiellini featured 26 times in the Bianconeri’s latest Serie A title success last term, while Barzagli was used on 25 occasions at centre-back and right-back.
Both men will now remain on at the Allianz Stadium for at least another season – a major boost for Juve, who concede an average of 0.7 goals-per-game and win 2.3 points-per-match when they link up together.
A club statement read: “Side by side they fought, they brought Juventus into #My7H and the historic fourth consecutive Italian cup and now they will continue. Always side by side, to defend the Bianconeri colours with pride, class and passion.
“Juventus could not be happier to maintain the services of two men, who for so long have embodies the club’s Fino Alla Fine (to the bitter end) mindset. Here is hoping for further success for both players and the club starting next season.”
Barzagli has 271 appearances under his belt since arriving at Juventus in 2011, compared to over 470 for long-serving teammate Chiellini.