Fiorentina right-back Lorenzo Venuti has signed a new contract with the club until 2023.
Venuti is something of a late bloomer at 24 after spells on loan at Pescara, Brescia, Benevento and Lecce, the latter of whom he helped win promotion to Serie A last season.
“I’m really happy,” he said after putting pen to paper.
“This team have already allowed me to make my dream of debuting in Serie A come true.
“Now I’d like to hold down my place and stay in Viola for many more years. However, there was a time when I thought my experience had finished here. Five years on loan is a long time.
“However, I spoke with [sporting director Daniele] Prade after his return and I felt the belief that had been missing for some time.”
The versatile defender [pictured, left] represented Italy at several youth levels and has made three appearances this season.
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