Centre-back Leonardo Bonucci is one of the most iconic figures on a Juventus squad that has him as the undisputed leader of the defence following Giorgio Chiellini’s gruesome injury earlier this season. And the reigning Serie A champions have rewarded the defender with a brand new deal.
According to a report from Sky Sports, Bonucci has extended his contract with Juventus and the defender will now be under contract with the Italian giants until the end of the 2023-24 season.
The talented defender initially joined Juventus from Bari in 2010 although surprisingly, he left the club to join AC Milan in 2017. He returned just 12 months after and said he “missed the team”, so Mattia Caldara was sent to Milan in a swap deal. He has been with the club ever since.
Throughout his career, the experienced centre-back has racked up more than 400 matches for Juventus and has scored 25 career goals for the club. At 32, he has a decent shot at reaching at least 500 senior appearances with The Old Lady barring any long-term injury or potential transfer.
Bonucci has also won seven Serie A titles and three Italian Cups with Juventus. He has made almost 100 appearances for Italy and has been named as captain 10 times, meaning he also plays a prominent role within Gli Azzurri as well.
Considering his influence on the club, it was a no-brainer to extend Bonucci. He is the best defender on the squad by a sizable margin.