Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli extend Juventus stay until 2018

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Juventus have announced that Gianluigi Buffon and Andrea Barzagli have both extended their contracts at the club until June 30, 2018.

The pair have enjoyed a phenomenal working relationship, winning the World Cup together in 2006 before being reunited at Juventus in 2011 following Barzagli’s arrival from Wolfsburg. They have since won five consecutive Serie A titles.

Unsurprisingly, president Andrea Agnelli was full of praise for the two at a news conference in Turin.


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"Having Buffon in our squad is a true privilege," he said, per Gazzetta World. “He is so important for us on and off the field.

"And I consider Barzagli to be one of the best signings we have ever made. He is a magnificent defender. I look forward to continuing to work with these two excellent professionals until 2018."

Barzagli spoke of his excitement for the years ahead at the Juventus Stadium.

"I am delighted to have secured my Juve future," the Italian told reporters. "We already have our eyes on winning our last 2 matches.

"Even at my age, I still have room to improve and this is the best place for me to do so. This Scudetto has been a true team effort. Credit for that must go to the club."

Buffon, on the other hand, is a club legend at Juventus, but despite his numerous accolades remains hungry for more success.

"I'm immensely proud in the faith Juventus have placed in me once more," he said. "I hope that my fantastic story with this club will go on and bring even further success.

"It's a great feeling to share this moment with my friend and colleague [Barzagli]."

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