X

Wednesday 29
January

Juventus

New Juve deal for Bonucci

19th November 2019, 18:19 by Gareth Freeman

Leonardo Bonucci has signed a contract extension at Juventus and is now tied to the club until 2024.

The centre-half initially joined the Italian giants from Bari nine years ago but left for Serie A rivals AC Milan in 2017 before returning to Juve the following year.

The 32-year-old has managed 57 appearances across all competitions during his second stint with the Italian champions, weighing in with four goals, and has managed nearly 400 outings for Juve in total.

The Italy international has won seven Serie A titles and three Coppa Italia crowns during his time with Juve and is a true stalwart of the Old Lady.

Bonucci has managed 12 league appearances for the Turin club this season, with one goal so far, and has formed a strong partnership in the heart of defence with summer capture Matthijs de Ligt as he guides the former Ajax man in his early period in Serie A.

Juventus are the current leaders in Italy’s top flight once again as they chase what would be a ninth straight Scudetto success but they face real competition from Inter Milan, managed by former Juve boss Antonio Conte, this season.

The Bianconeri hold a one-point lead over the Milan club going into the next round of fixtures but will be boosted by the news Bonucci remains committed to the cause for the long term.

Juve face a tough trip to Atalanta in the early kick-off in Serie A on Saturday, while the Nerazzurri also have a tricky clash later the same day as they travel to Torino.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Gareth Freeman is an experienced journalist who can offer in-depth knowledge on a host of sports, especially football, tennis, snooker and basketball.

More Juventus

Juventus

Sarri slams ‘passive’ Juventus after Napoli defeat

27th January 2020, 10:23

Juventus were slow and passive during their 2-1 defeat to Napoli on Sunday, according to manager Maurizio Sarri.

Juventus

Dybala admits to uncertainty over Juventus future

25th January 2020, 14:25

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala admits he is unsure how long he will remain in Turin amid growing interest in his services.

Juventus

Sarri marvels as Ronaldo shows no signs of slowing down

23rd January 2020, 13:26

There's no stopping Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment and it seems there's no end in sight for the Juventus star and his playing days - even at nearly 35.

Juventus

Dybala staying with Juventus and set for bumper deal

16th January 2020, 08:55

Juventus striker Paulo Dybala looks to be on the verge of signing a lucrative new deal with the Old Lady as he continues to shine.

Juventus

Foxes defensive target Demiral out for season

13th January 2020, 15:15

Leicester will not be signing Juventus defender Merih Demiral during the January transfer window after he suffered a knee injury on Sunday.

Juventus

Nantes starlet poised for big move Italian move

8th January 2020, 19:13

Serie A champions Juventus are believed to have won the race to sign young Nantes defender Jean-Claude Ntenda.

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

Henderson to send Marie's Rock straight to Cheltenham

29th January 2020, 13:33

Connections of Marie's Rock have confirmed she will head straight for the Mares' Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Celtic

Celtic boss Lennon ‘happy enough’ with January transfer business

29th January 2020, 12:56

Neil Lennon says he is pleased with the work Celtic have done in January despite only adding two new players to their ranks.

Horse Racing

Walsh to partner La Bague Au Roi

29th January 2020, 12:36

Jockey Mark Walsh will partner La Bague Au Roi in this weekend's Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

Blackburn Rovers

Mowbray “hopeful” of adding to Blackburn squad before deadline

29th January 2020, 12:32

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray says he is feeling optimistic of bringing in some reinforcements before the January window closes on Friday.

Cricket

More Kiwi woe

29th January 2020, 12:23

New Zealand will learn from the experience after they once again lost a T20 match to a Super Over, according to skipper Kane Willamson.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs confirm signing of PSV star Bergwijn

29th January 2020, 12:23

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of Steven Bergwijn from Eredivisie side PSV Eindhoven on a four-and-a-half-year contract.

Horse Racing Previews

BTO Value Selection

29th January 2020, 12:18

With Hereford already a victim to the weather, just two meetings take place on Wednesday and we have a selection from the Flat card at Kempton.

Rugby League

Gelling out to end curse

29th January 2020, 12:04

Warrington new boy Anthoney Gelling is desperate to help the Wolves lift the top prize and overcome their Grand Final hoodoo.