Juventus Readying Contract Extension for Key Defender

Danilo has established himself as the leader of the Juventus locker room in the last few seasons. He wore the captain’s armband in the recent clash with Inter, where Leonardo Bonucci didn’t start, even though Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro technically have more caps than him. The former has a checkered history with referees, while the latter had little interest, TuttoSport informs.

The Brazilian has been a trusted lieutenant for all the coaches that passed through Turin. He has featured constantly, rarely resting or missing time with injury. He’s been a stabilizing presence behind the scenes, his behavior is impeccable, and he’s a reference point for younger teammates.

Juventus have started to move on from veterans in the last couple of windows. The tendency will continue in the summer, but it won’t be the case for Danilo. His contract expires in 2024. The management plans to offer him to add two years to his deal.

There’s optimism the veteran will accept the proposal and finish his career with the Bianconeri. He received proposals from Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid in recent years but preferred staying put, having found a home in Turin.

Our Take on Juventus and Danilo

The only flaw of his stint with the Old Lady was the way he joined, in a partial swap with Joao Cancelo that remains baffling a few years later. Besides that, he’s been excellent on and off the pitch, even surprisingly so, given that he wasn’t as good in previous stints. His versatility has been a massive help to managers. He’s well-deserving to be exempted from the cull of older players, as some experience can always help.

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