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Danilo set for contract extension at Juventus

Juventus defender Danilo will extend his contract with the club by a year, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

His old contract ran until 2024, but the club has agreed on a deal to extend it until 2025. There is also an option for a further year. Danilo’s €4 million per year will stay the same.

The 31-year-old stated earlier this week that a contract renewal was close while discussing his end-of-career plans.

Danilo has become a dressing room leader at the Allianz Stadium. Unsurprisingly, he wants to take that to the next level when he finishes playing. He admitted that he wanted to be a coach.

He joined Juventus in 2019 in a shock swap deal that saw Joao Cancelo move to Manchester City. The Juventus board were criticised for the transfer.

However, Danilo has been a good signing. His ability to play in many tactical systems and positions makes him a coach’s favourite.

Danilo has made 22 appearances for Juventus in Serie A this season, helping them keep 14 clean sheets. He was also a regular in the Champions League as they crashed out of the competition.

He has made 138 appearances for the Old Lady since moving from England, scoring seven goals for the club.

The former Porto man wore the armband during Juventus’ thrilling draw against Atalanta last month.

Danilo is one of the few players that will survive the summer clear-out the new Juventus president is planning following a board reshuffle.

John Elkann, head of the Agnelli family, wants to let go of Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes, Adrien Rabiot, Juan Cuadrado and more to save the club around €70 million in wages.

The club will focus on developing in-house talents such as Samuel Iling-Junior, Nicolo Fagioli, Fabio Miretti, and Matias Soule.

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