Pirlo pens new Juve contract

Andrea Pirlo has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at Juventus.

Andrea Pirlo has put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension at Juventus.

The playmaker's previous deal had been due to expire at the end of the month, but he has now committed his future to the Italian champions until June 2016.

Pirlo moved to Juve from Milan in May 2011, and is an integral part of the team who have won three consecutive Scudettos.

A statement on Juve's official website said "the fantastic story of Andrea Pirlo and Juventus continues", and the 35-year-old now looks set to end his playing career in Turin.

Pirlo has made 131 appearances for Juve, scoring 14 goals.

He is currently away in Brazil with the Italian national team for their FIFA World Cup campaign, which begins against England on Saturday.

The man himself is set for Sydney in August when newly crowned Italian Champions Juventus FC take on the FOXTEL A-League All stars at ANZ Stadium.

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Official travel packages for interstate and international visitors are also on sale now. For the latest information please visit www.a-leagueallstars.com.au/travel.

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