32-year old Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic has signed a new 2-year contract with Juventus that puts him in Turin until 2021.
Mandzukic has made 159 appearances with the Bianconeri and notched 43 strikes. He’s helped the side win three Serie A titles, three Coppa Italia, on top of a losing effort in the 2017 Champions League final that saw him scored one of the best goals of the tournament.
— Goal (@goal) April 4, 2019
The contract renewals come to the delight of many Juventus fans who admire Mandzukic‘s work ethic and partnership with Ronaldo, whom he trails in second as Juve’s top goal scorer.
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Sono molto contento di annunciare di aver rinnovato il mio contratto con la @Juventus fino al 2021 ✍🏻 È un grande onore giocare per questo club fantastico che si prende davvero cura dei suoi giocatori e lottare con i miei compagni di squadra per i nostri tifosi! Sono grato ai dirigenti, guidati dal presidente Andrea Agnelli, e allo staff tecnico, guidato al mister Massimiliano Allegri, per il loro rispetto e la loro fiducia che fondano questo rinnovo. Come sempre, ricompenserò la fiducia dando il massimo ogni volta che scenderò in campo con la nostra maglia #bianconera ⚪️⚫️ 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! 💪🏼 #finoallafine #proud #neverstop #stepbystep #mm17🌪
A master in the air and a keen assist man — he’s booked 19 in his time in Turin — Mandzukic may not be the quintessential definition of the modern footballer. He developed the erroneous reputation as ‘Mr. No Good’ for his grouchy style of play. But he sets a good example for others to follow, especially for the likes of rising star and future replacement Moise Kean.