Tuesday, 3rd December, 2013

Juventus have ended any possibility of Arturo Vidal moving anytime soon by handing him a contract extension until 2017.

The midfielder, whose previous deal was set to expire in 2016, had hinted strongly at the decision yesterday, with club CEO Giuseppe Marotta having done the same.


The renewal brings an end to months of speculation around Vidal, who became linked with Real Madrid after claiming it would be "nice" to play for the La Liga giants.

The Old Lady have put paid to any of those hopes, and a club statement today read: "Juventus Football Club is pleased to announce that Arturo Vidal has today put pen to paper on an extended contract which keeps him with the club until 2017.


"Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2011, the midfielder’s sensational performances have enabled him to become a firm fans’ favourite and provided the driving force behind back-to-back Scudetto and Super Cup triumphs.

"Vidal’s influence on the side is clear for all to see. Across a total of 100 appearances in all competitions, he has struck on 32 occasions, becoming the most prolific player of [manager] Antonio Conte’s era.

"Today’s agreement marks the latest chapter in El Guerrero’s Juventus career, a story the determined performer will strive to enrich by achieving the club’s next principle target come May – a historic third consecutive Scudetto title."

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