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Danilo signs contract extension with Juventus

Juventus defender Danilo has penned a contract extension until 2025 according to the club’s official website.

The Brazilian’s previous deal was due to expire in 2024, and he has now extended it for another year.

He will reportedly earn the same salary as his previous contract as he has not asked for a pay rise.

The club statement read: “Spirit. Warrior. Leader. These three simple words describe Danilo the player, but also and above Danilo the man.

“Danilo has extended his contract until 2025. So, his story with the Bianconeri continues. And we couldn’t be happier.”

The 31-year-old has been at the heart of defence since he arrived from Manchester City in 2019, making 142 appearances across all competitions until now.

He has raised his performance level this season and continues to be one of the most consistent players for the Old Lady.

Considered one of the best defenders in Serie A this season, Danilo was also appointed as the Bianconeri’s vice-captain.

Massimiliano Allegri relies on Danilo due to his flexibility to play in different formations and roles as a centre-back, full-back and wing-back.

The former Man City man was part of Brazil’s World Cup squad in Qatar, where he made three appearances.

Danilo was on target during the weekend’s derby against Torino, which the Old Lady won 4-2.

Juventus will now turn their attention towards Adrien Rabiot and Angel Di Maria, whose contracts expire in the summer.

The Italian giants consider the duo pivotal for their project and are putting maximum effort into prolonging their stays.

Rabiot has been courting interest from top European clubs, making it difficult for the Bianconeri to find a breakthrough in negotiations as he is holding out for higher wages.

Di Maria is open to continuing at Allianz Stadium despite interest from La Liga giants Barcelona.

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