De Ceglie extends Juventus contract

Paolo De Ceglie has signed a two-year contract extension with UEFA Champions League contenders Juventus, tying the Italian under-21 international to the Turin club until 2013.

Paolo De Ceglie (right) in UEFA Champions League action against BATE
Paolo De Ceglie (right) in UEFA Champions League action against BATE ©Getty Images

Paolo De Ceglie has signed a two-year contract extension with UEFA Champions League contenders Juventus, tying the Italian under-21 international to the Turin club until 2013.

'Faith'
A product of the Bianconeri youth system, the 22-year-old has appeared ten times this term in Serie A either at left-back or left midfield and has provided assists for Amauri's goals in Juventus's two most recent victories, against US Lecce and AC Milan. De Ceglie, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at AC Siena last term, said: "This new contract means that I will have even more responsibilities in the future. I thank the club for their faith in me and the fans for the love they are showing when I play."

European matches
De Ceglie has also made four appearances in Europe, helping La Vecchia Signora top UEFA Champions League Group H ahead of Real Madrid CF. Claudio Ranieri's team will discover who they will play in the first knockout round when the draw is made at 12.00CET on Friday in Nyon.

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