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Barzagli set for new Juventus deal

Italy defender Andrea Barzagli is set to extend his contract with Juventus, the player’s agent has revealed.

The 32-year-old still has over a year left on his current deal, but he is set to be rewarded for his impressive displays with a new contract.

Barzagli’s official representative has admitted that the two sides are very close to reaching an agreement on the contract extension.

“Barzagli is very close to signing a contract extension,” agent Claudio Orlandini confessed to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“We are having meetings with Juventus and there are no problems whatsoever. We expect the signature to take place in the next few months.”

Andrea Barzagli needed a while to realise his full potential, having spent his early career playing for lower division sides Rondinella, Pistoiese and Ascoli.

He arrived at Palermo in the summer of 2004 via Chievo and has since developed into one of Italy’s best centre-backs.

Barzagli joined Juventus in a cut-price deal from Wolfsburg in January 2011 and went on to make 103 Serie A appearances for the Bianconeri, winning back to back Serie A titles in the process.

Mon 10 Feb, 2014
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