Leonardo Bonucci has expressed his satisfaction after signing a new contract with Italian giants Juventus.
The international defender extended his deal with the Old Lady this week until June 2017 – despite his previous agreement having another three years to run on it.
“It’s an indescribable joy which I am feeling,” the former Inter and Bari man wrote on his personal website.
“This shirt for which I have wept, rejoiced and spent days angered as a child after a loss is now mine – even more so after my renewal.
“I’m proud and honoured that I will be able to wear this glorious jersey for at least another five years,” he added.
“I want to specifically thank those who have always believed in me, from the President to the Coach, from the directors to my teammates.
“I also want to thank the fans from my heart for supporting me and sometimes criticising me which helped me to grow.”
Bonucci joined Juventus in the summer of 2010 for €15m after a sensational campaign in Serie A with Bari.
The 24-year-old has scored one goal in 24 League games so far this term for the Bianconeri.
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