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Football: Pirlo signs new two-year deal to stay at Juventus

Published on Jun 11, 2014 6:30 PM
 
Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has signed a new two-year deal with Juventus which will keep him at the Serie A football champions until 2016, the club said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - Italy playmaker Andrea Pirlo has signed a new two-year deal with Juventus which will keep him at the Serie A football champions until 2016, the club said on Wednesday.

Since leaving AC Milan in 2011, the 35-year-old midfielder has inspired Juventus to three successive Serie A titles and his performance has been rewarded with an extended contract.

Known as an exceptional free-kick exponent, he scored six goals last season for the club.

"A beacon in the centre of the field and a torment for our opponents, with Pirlo pulling the strings Juve have racked up three consecutive league titles and added two Italian Super Cups," Juventus said on their club website (www.juventus.com).

 
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