Serie A: Arturo Vidal agrees contract extension at Juventus
Arturo Vidal has agreed a contract extension at Juventus which will keep him at the Turin-based club until 2017.
Last Updated: 03/12/13 7:55pm
Speculation had suggested that the Chile international was weighing up his future, with interest expressed from across Europe.
Juve have always moved quickly to curb such rumours, with there no desire on their part to offload an influential figure.
That commitment to a man snapped up from Bayer Leverkusen in 2011 has now been rewarded with the penning of fresh terms.
A statement released on Juventus' official website read: "Juventus are pleased to announce that Arturo Vidal has today put pen to paper on an extended contract which keeps him with the club until 2017.
"Since joining from Bayer Leverkusen in the summer of 2011, the midfielder's sensational performances have enabled him to become a firm fan favourite and he's provided the driving force behind back-to-back Scudetto and Supercoppa triumphs.
"Vidal's influence on the side is clear for all to see. Across a total of 100 appearances in all competitions, he has struck on 32 occasions, becoming the most prolific player of Antonio Conte's era.
"And after topping last season's club goalscoring charts with 15, he already has 10 to his name from 20 starts this time around.
"Under Conte's stewardship, the Chilean has lived up to his billing as the complete modern midfielder. Defensively, nobody has made more tackles than him, while, along with his undisputed eye for goal, he has also contributed the most assists in the past two-and-a-half years.
"Today's agreement marks the latest chapter in El Guerrero's Juventus career, a story the determined performer will strive to enrich by achieving the club's next principle target come May - a historic third consecutive Scudetto title."