Gianluigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini have both signed new contracts with Juventus. The duo should stay at least until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
The Italians have a combined 34 years of service for Juve, with Buffon having been there since 2001 (except for one year at PSG) and Chiellini since 2005.
Their new contracts will run until June 2021, when Buffon will be 43 and Chiellini 36.
Juventus announced the new offers on its website with a statement:
"There are players who need no introduction. Champions whose history speaks for itself and whose connection with the shirt they wear is indissoluble.
“Examples on the field and in the locker room, leaders, drivers, carriers of the Bianconeri DNA that they wear as second skin.
"Gianluigi Buffon. Giorgio Chiellini. Captains, legends. Bianconeri from the start. Bianconeri forever. And to confirm it, if necessary, their contract extensions have become official today, for another one: 2021! "
Neither Buffon nor Chiellini played a significant role in the 2019/20 season, with the former playing second for Wojciech Szczesny and the latter missing most of the season due to injury and playing only nine Serie A games.
Maurizio Sarri's team is currently leading the race for the Scudetto, four points ahead of Lazio in second place.
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