Juventus have announced the signing of a new long-term contract by Bosnia & Herzegovina international Miralem Pjanic.

A statement from their official website read: “Juventus are delighted to announce that Miralem Pjanic has renewed his contract at the club until 2023. Two years, two Scudetti and two Coppa Italia trophies so far for Miralem Pjanic. Here’s to many more in the future!”

Miralem Pjanic began his career with Luxembourg side FC Schifflange on 2004 and later moved to French club FC Metz on 2007. On 2008, he moved up a level with Olympique Lyonnais and after a series of excellent performances, Serie A side AS Roma snapped up the midfielder on the transfer deadline day of August 2011. After spending 5 years with the Italian club, he was sold to league rivals Juventus.

Since joining the club in 2016, he has become an increasingly indispensable part of the Juventus midfield, controlling the midfield in any game, big or small whilst delivering key passes and creating chances all around the field. The 28-year-old shows composure, power, and intelligence on the pitch both on and off the ball. 

A set-piece specialist, Pjanic has netted 15 league goals from direct free-kicks, the 2nd-most in Europe’s top five leagues, since moving to Serie A in 2011. The Bosnia & Herzegovina international has also secured a number of records for the club over the last two Serie A seasons. Pjanic has created 120 chances and provided 17 assists, more than any other player in Juventus. The previous season, Pjanic was the only central midfielder in the Serie A with at least 5 goals and 5 assists.

In the international level, the central midfielder has earned 79 caps and registered 12 goals for Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

Miralem Pjanic, through his Twitter account, said: “I’m very happy to extend my contract until 2023 with this amazing club !” 

Juventus face Lazio in their next Serie A fixture on Saturday, 25th August.

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