Juventus have confirmed that Mario Mandzukic has renewed his contract with the Bianconeri.
The Croat international was widely expected to extend his stay in Turin and the club have now confirmed they have reached an agreement until 2021.
According to Sky Sport Italia and various other Italian media outlets, Mandzukic is expected to earn €5.5m a season plus bonuses – an increase of €1m from his previous salary.
A statement on the clubs official website confirmed the deal earlier today:
Mario Mandzukic’s Bianconero career will continue until 2021. The official notice of his contract renewal was confirmed today and it is news that the Bianconeri fans will warmly welcome, because ‘Mister No Good’, on the field, totally contradicts the nice nickname. In fact, having someone like Mario in front of you is good, very good.
Physical, determined, decisive, capable of self-denying every area of the pitch, ‘Marione’, as he is affectionately known, is the prototype of the modern attacker. Equipped with considerable capacity, he knows how to combine play and technique, which are usually characteristic of players far more concise. – Juventus.com
Speaking after the renewal, Mandzukic expressed his happiness at continuing his Juventus career via a post on Instagram:
“I am very happy to announce that I have signed a new contract with Juventus until 2021.
“It is a big honour to play for this amazing club that really cares about its players and fight with my great teammates for our brilliant supporters!
“I am grateful to the club management led by chairman Andrea Agnelli and the coaching staff led by Massimiliano Allegri for their respect and trust which set up this agreement.
“As always, I’ll reward that faith by giving my maximum effort every time I step on the pitch in our famous Bianconeri jersey. Forza Juve!”
Image from Juventus.com