NEWS
Tuesday November 19 2019
Bonucci hails 'historic' renewal

Leonardo Bonucci says he will “never forget this historic, unforgettable day” after signing a new contract with Juventus.

Bonucci extended his deal with the Bianconeri until 2024 earlier today, which sees the defender through until he is 37.

“It’s an historic, unforgettable day,” he told Juventus TV.

“For me, it’s a dream come true. It’s another signature on an important contract, and I owe it to the President, Fabio [Paratici], Pavel [Nedved], all my teammates, the fans and those dear to me.

“Juventus are my home. The signing of this contract proves once more how much I care about this shirt and how much Juve show me they care each year.

“I hope to make lots more appearances, score more goals and win more trophies.”

The 32-year-old is currently captain in Giorgio Chiellini’s absence, so is he experiencing the best spell of his career in black and white?

“Yes, in part thanks to the [captaincy] I was given by the club after Giorgio’s injury.

“My objective was to grow after last season. I can compare it to 2016-17, when I made the world top 11 and Champions League Final.

“Right now, the sensations are the same. Our objective is the Champions League Final.

“Today is November 19, my number is 19 and it’s also my wife’s birthday. I’ll never forget this day.”

Finally, he revealed what would make him satisfied at the end of his career.

“I’ll be satisfied if my trophy cabinet ends up full like it should.”

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