Juventus set to hand captain Bonucci new contract amid struggle for form

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Juventus are set to extend skipper Leonardo Bonucci's contract despite the defender struggling for form in this campaign.
  • Current contract expires in June 2024
  • Had been linked with a move to Tottenham
  • Allegri backs the defender to succeed at Juve

WHAT'S HAPPENING? His current deal with the Serie A outfit expires in the summer of 2024 and GOAL understands he is set to sign a one-year extension which will keep him at the club until 2025. He had signed the previous extension in November 2019.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: It has previously been reported that the defender has a fractured relationship with Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and was subsequently dropped against Sampdoria and Monza. It was suggested that the centre-back could move on in January as a result.

AND WHAT'S MORE: However, Allegri dismissed all speculations of a potential transfer and insisted that he is 'happy' with the defender. "Leonardo is the team’s captain, a player with personality who I must manage like everyone else. He is a crucial player, whether he plays or not. It’s a general path that involves everyone, at 35, you don’t have the energy as when you were 20. I am happy with Leo, he is a responsible man and an added value, whether he plays or not," he told reporters.

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WHAT NEXT FOR BONUCCI? Juventus will be back in action on Friday evening against Empoli in Serie A and Bonucci will be hoping to start after playing a truncated role against Torino.