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Juve’s Gianluigi Buffon pens contract extension until 2018

Juventus shot-stopper Gianluigi Buffon has signed a new contract to remain with the Italian giants until 2018.

The 38-year-old’s fresh deal indicates that the goalkeeper is still a key member of the Bianconeri, helping the club to a record-equalling fifth consecutive Serie A title.

Buffon joined the Old Lady in 2001 and has made more than 550 appearances for the Turin-based outfit, winning seven league titles, five Supercoppa Italiana’s and one Coppa Italia in the process.

“I’m immensely proud in the faith Juventus have placed in me once more,” Buffon told reporters. “I hope that my fantastic story with this club will go on and bring even further success.”

The Italy international has also made 152 appearances for his nation and winning the World Cup in 2006.

Meanwhile, the Serie A champions have also secured the signature of centre-back Andrea Barzagli, whose new deal valid until 2018.

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