Mario Mandzukic pens contract extension with Juventus until 2021

Mario Mandzukic pens contract extension with Juventus until 2021

- Mario Mandzukic has signed a new two year deal with Juventus until the summer of 2021

- The Croats has been at the club since 2015 after joining the Old Lady from Atletico Madrid in 2015

- Mandzukic has scored eight goals and assisted six others in the Serie A this season

Croatia international Mario Mandzukic has signed a two year contract extension with Juventus until 2021.

The 32-year-old forward initially moved to the Allianz Stadium in 2015 from Atletico Madrid in a deal valued around €21 million.

Mandzukic has bagged 43 goals and 19 assists for the Old Lady in over 150 appearances in all competitions.

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The former Bayern Munich striker has won three Serie A titles and a few other domestic titles since joining the club four seasons back.

"Mario Mandzukic's Juventus career will continue until 2021," Juventus wrote on their official website.

"The formalization of the contract renewal has arrived today and it is news that the Juventus supporters welcome with warmth, because, simply, the renewal of Mario is a beautiful news.

"Determined, decisive, able to cover every area of ​​the pitch with self-denial, Mandzukic is the prototype of the modern attacker.

"Equipped with considerable physical presence, he knows how to combine play and technique, which are usually characteristic of well-rounded players."

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He has also netted eight times and also assisted six other goals in 23 Serie A appearances this season.

Mandzukic won his only Champions League title in 2013 - the same season he helped the Bayern Munich win treble.

Meanwhile, Juve could win the Italian League title this weekend if they beat AC Milan and Napoli lose to Genoa.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri's men have lost just one game all season long as they sit at the summit of the log with 18 points better than the second placed team.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Serie A champions Juventus are planning to sign Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in 2019.

The Belgian striker was missing when the Red Devils thrashed Cardiff City 5-1 in their first match after the exit of former boss Jose Mourinho.

Jesse Lingard bagged a brace in that meeting while a goal each from Marcus Rashford, Ander Herrera and Anthony Martial ensured the Old Trafford side coast to 5-1 win on the road.

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