Buffon & Chiellini Sign Deals with Juventus as Arthur Joins the Squad

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The pair of veterans Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have inked one-year extensions with Juventus, the Bianconeri announced on Monday.

Both of their current contracts are due to expire on June 30, but it was widely believed that the extensions were just "a matter of time," reported Xinhua

"They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin," Juventus described the pair on the website.

"Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!" The defending champions of Serie A announced.

Buffon has made 669 appearances since joining the Old Lady in 2001 despite a short-timed departure in the 2018-19 season. The renewal means the legendary goalkeeper will turn 43-year-old after fulfilling the extended current.

Chiellini, who will turn 36 in August, has played 509 games in the Bianconeri jersey since his debut in 2005, and the defender has expressed his wish to play at least one more season.

Meanwhile, the swap deal between Arthur Melo and Miralem Pjanic is halfway complete as Barcelona confirmed Arthur's move first on Monday.

The two European elites have been in negotiations for a long time, and Juventus will pay Barca up to 82 million euros for the Brazilian who has completed the medical examination arranged by the Old Lady.

"FC Barcelona and Juventus FC have reached an agreement for the transfer of player Arthur Melo. The Italian club will pay 72 million euros, plus 10 million euros in variables," read a statement.

"The player will remain at FC Barcelona until the end of official competition in the 2019/20 season," it added.

Arthur, who will turn 24 in August, joined Blaugrana from Gremio in the summer of 2018, and multiple reports suggested the Brazilian rejected the exchange at first but eventually agreed to the transfer.

Multiple Italian media outlets pointed out the announcement of Pjanic transfer will be made soon.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

14 Comments
  1. GinaJohnson says

    They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin. Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!

  2. Gina85 says

    I think it’s great news that Buffon and Chiellini are extending their contracts with Juventus. They are true legends of the club, and their experience and leadership will be invaluable for the team. Excited to see them continue to wear the Bianconeri colors!

  3. EmilySmith_92 says

    “They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin,” Juventus described the pair on the website.
    “Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!” The defending champions of Serie A announced.
    Buffon has made 669 appearances since joining the Old Lady in 2001 despite a short-timed departure in the 2018-19 season. The renewal means the legendary goalkeeper will turn 43-year-old after fulfilling the extended current.
    Chiellini, who will turn 36 in August, has played 509 games in the Bianconeri jersey since his debut in 2005, and the defender has expressed his wish to play at least one more season.

  4. JuliaSmith123 says

    Are Buffon and Chiellini still performing at their peak levels? How do you think their contract extensions will impact Juventus’s performance in the upcoming season?

    1. ItalianoFanatico says

      Buffon and Chiellini may not be performing at their peak levels like in their younger days, but their experience and leadership qualities are priceless for Juventus. Their contract extensions will bring stability and inspiration to the team, setting a strong foundation for the upcoming season. With their indissoluble connection with the Bianconeri DNA, they are bound to continue making valuable contributions on and off the pitch.

  5. Emily92 says

    Are Buffon and Chiellini still as impactful on the pitch as they were in their prime?

    1. Samuel02 says

      Yes, Buffon and Chiellini may not have the same speed and agility they had in their prime, but their experience, leadership, and dedication to the game still make them invaluable assets on the pitch. They continue to inspire and guide their teammates with their presence and expertise.

  6. Gina Rossi says

    Gina Rossi said, “They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin.”

  7. EmmaSmith123 says

    Are Buffon and Chiellini still performing at their peak levels considering their age? How will their extensions impact Juventus’ squad dynamics?

  8. BellaSmith123 says

    Are Buffon and Chiellini the oldest players in Juventus? How do their stats compare to younger players in the squad?

  9. EmilyPatriot88 says

    “They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin,” Juventus described the pair on the website.
    “Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!” The defending champions of Serie A announced.
    Buffon has made 669 appearances since joining the Old Lady in 2001 despite a short-timed departure in the 2018-19 season. The renewal means the legendary goalkeeper will turn 43-year-old after fulfilling the extended current.
    Chiellini, who will turn 36 in August, has played 509 games in the Bianconeri jersey since his debut in 2005, and the defender has expressed his wish to play at least one more season.”

  10. GinaSmith23 says

    They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin. Bianconeri since the beginning. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, in case there is a need, today their contract renewals have become official, for another: 2021!

  11. GinaSmiles says

    “Buffon and Chiellini are true legends of the game. They embody the spirit of Juventus and their commitment to the club is unwavering. It’s great to see them continuing to write their legacy with the Bianconeri.”

  12. Gina83 says

    They are players who need no introduction. They are champions whose story speaks for itself, and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble. They are examples on the pitch and in the locker room, leaders, driving forces, bearers of the Bianconeri DNA, who wear it as a second skin.

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