Bonucci signs one-year Juventus extension

The centre-back was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City prior to the 2016-17 season, but the Italian champions announced his new agreement on Monday.

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Bonucci, 29, was previously contracted until 2020, but has added a further year to the deal he signed in July 2015.

Leonardo Bonucci has extended his contract at Juventus by a further year, agreeing a deal to remain at the club until 2021.

The centre-back was heavily linked with a move to Manchester City prior to the 2016-17 season, but the Italian champions announced his new agreement on Monday.

Bonucci, 29, was previously contracted until 2020, but has added a further year to the deal he signed in July 2015.

He wrote on Twitter: "I renewed until 2021! I chose the house where I became great among the greats. One goal: keep winning!"

Bonucci added to the Juve's website: "I am pleased and proud to continue our victorious, successful journey until 2021.

"I feel an important part of one big family. Our aim is to lift lots of trophies between now and 2021. And, who knows, perhaps even beyond.

"I have always said that I will only stop improving when I hang up my boots. Sure, it's a cliche, but it definitely sums up my desire to get better, to consistently look at myself in the mirror and never give up."

The Italy international joined Juventus from Bari in 2010 and has won five Serie A titles as well as two Coppa Italia crowns in Turin.

"It's not often that you find world-class defenders with the same unrelenting determination to keep raising their game or that infectious enthusiasm which rubs off on the rest of the group, but in Bonucci, Juventus can now look forward to at least another four and a half years of it," a club statement read.

Bonucci has made 291 appearances for Juve in his six-and-a-half years with them.

He is recovering from a thigh injury sustained last month in the away defeat against Genoa and will be out until January.

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