Tuesday December 3 2013
Official: Vidal signs Juve extension

Juventus have confirmed that Arturo Vidal has signed a contract extension at the club, that will keep him in Turin until 2017.

The Chile international has been heavily linked with switches to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in recent months.

But today, the midfielder has penned a new deal at the Bianconeri, which sees him stay with Antonio Conte’s men for another four years, with reports suggesting he will now earn €5.5m per season.

A statement on their official website read: “Juventus Football Club is pleased to announce that Arturo Vidal has today put pen to paper on an extended contract which keeps him with the club until 2017.

“Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2011, the midfielder’s sensational performances have enabled him to become a firm fans’ favourite and provided the driving force behind back-to-back Scudetto and Super Cup triumphs.

“Vidal’s influence on the side is clear for all to see. Across a total of 100 appearances in all competitions, he has struck on 32 occasions, becoming the most prolific player of Antonio Conte’s era.

“And after topping last season’s club goalscoring charts with 15, he already has 10 to his name from 20 starts this time around.

“Under Conte’s stewardship, the Chilean has lived up to his billing as the complete modern midfielder. Defensively, nobody has made more tackles than him, while, along with his undisputed eye for goal, he has also contributed the most assists in the past two-and-a-half years.

“Today’s agreement marks the latest chapter in El Guerrero’s Juventus career, a story the determined performer will strive to enrich by achieving the club’s next principle target come May – a historic third consecutive Scudetto title.”