With five years of defensive security behind them, Juventus can now look forward to at least two more until June 2018 as the future of long-serving centre-back Andrea Barzagli was confirmed at today’s press conference in Vinovo.
Sitting alongside friend and colleague Gianluigi Buffon and club president Andrea Agnelli, Barzagli’s first feeling – as it was when he first put pen to paper with the Bianconeri in January 2011 – was one of pride as the defender looked ahead to continuing his relationship with one of the biggest names in world football and bringing ever more success to its supporters.
“I am truly proud to be here committing my future to Juventus,” he began. “Above all, it is a badge of honour to represent a club as prestigious as this one: when I arrived, I felt focused on the years ahead but also nervous about playing at such an impressive stadium and in front of such passionate fans.
“I would like to thank the president, the directors, the club and of course my team-mates with whom I share a fantastic bond, one that has led us to another unforgettable season.
“I can’t wait to get back into action this weekend and celebrate this year’s history making achievements with my team-mates and then to take to the field in Rome with another piece of silverware up for grabs.”