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Pjanic extends contract with Juventus until 2023

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[File] Juventus’ midfielder Miralem Pjanic of Bosnia (L) celebrates after scoring during the Italian Tim Cup football match between Juventus and Atalanta at the ‘Allianz Stadium’ in Turin on February 28, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLO

Miralem Pjanic has signed a contract extension to keep him at Juventus until 2023, the Italian champions announced on Tuesday.

The Bosnian midfielder has won back-to-back Serie A and Italian Cup doubles since joining Juventus from Roma in 2016.

“I’m very happy to extend my contract until 2023 with this amazing club,” Pjanic posted on social media.

A statement on the club website read: “Juventus are delighted to announce that Miralem Pjanic has renewed his contract at the club until 2023.

“Since arriving prior to the 2016/17 season, Pjanic has become an increasingly-integral part of the Bianconeri midfield, providing pin-point passes across the pitch while firing free-kicks into the back of the net with outstanding consistency.”

Known as a set-piece specialist, Pjanic has scored 15 league goals directly from free-kicks since arriving in Italy in 2011.

The 28-year-old has also scored 12 goals in 79 international appearances for Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Juve kicked off their Serie A title defence last Saturday with a dramatic 3-2 victory at Chievo as Cristiano Ronaldo made his competitive debut after joining from Real Madrid for £105m last month.


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