Official: Claudio Marchisio extends Juventus contract until 2016

The Italy international star has committed his future to the former European champions for a further five seasons and is delighted to continue at his boyhood club

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has signed a five-year contract extension and will remain in Turin until June 30, 2016.

The Italian put pen to paper on Tuesday to put to rest suggestions that he would be part of a summer clear-out that is expected at the club.

Marchisio, who developed at the Italian and European giants’ youth academy and has been part of the first-team since 2006, was understandably delighted with the extension.

“It’s an extremely important day for me and I’d like to dedicate it to my family, who have always supported me,” enthused the 25-year-old, according to Juventus’ official website. “I began my association with Juventus in 1993 and I’m happy that I’ve been able to extend my stay.

“My contract situation’s been spoken about a lot in previous months, but from the club’s or my point of view there’s never been a moment which has put our relationship in jeopardy.

“I’m happy that the club’s shown their trust in me and now I want to reciprocate it by winning,” continued Marchisio. “There are many trophies in this room and my biggest dream is to lift one as soon as possible. It’s a dream that I also want to achieve for our fans who have always been with us even during the most difficult moments, and they deserve to be repaid.”

Juventus’ general manager Giuseppe Marotta too expressed his pleasure at the deal and outlined the details of Marchisio’s new contract.

“We’re experiencing a momentous change in terms of the relationship with players and this contract has seen new conditions included, such as image rights and achieving certain targets, which cause the negotiations to last longer,” explained Marotta. “We are happy for this renewal, because Marchisio is an important player, who came through the youth ranks and is Bianconero through and through.

“His sense of affiliation and professionalism are basic elements which excite the fans and help to chase the targets that we’ve established.”

Marchisio has been an important player for Luigi Del Neri’s side this season, having scored four goals and provided as many assists in 31 Serie A appearances. Juventus are currently seventh in the table, three points behind sixth-placed Roma with just one more round of matches left.

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