Sami Khedira has signed a new three-year contract with Italian giants Juventus. His deal will last until 2021.
The midfielder joined the Old Lady back in 2015 and has since become one of most consistent players for the club. In 112 matches in all competitions, he has scored 20 goals. He has also played more matches per season with Juve than he did while he was a part of Real Madrid. With Los Blancos, Khedira appeared in 32.2 games per year. The number would have been higher if not become somewhat injury prone. With Juventus, he averaged 36.33 matches.
I just extended my contract at @Juventusfc until 2021. Since my first day I’ve had a special feeling and it quickly felt like home here. I'm very proud to be a part of the great history of the club and of the Juventus family. Let's continue to make black and white history 🏳🏴 pic.twitter.com/Cz5Fk7oZPn— Sami Khedira (@SamiKhedira) September 12, 2018
Khedira has won three consecutive Serie A and Coppa Italia titles, and while he has yet to win a Champions League with the black and white, this season could be their best opportunity thanks in large part to Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival.
The only surprising thing about this contract extension is the fact that Juventus picked up a younger center midfielder over the summer who was viewed by some as an heir apparent, Emre Can. So it will be interesting to see how these two coalesce in the long-term.
But one thing is for sure: this is certainly something Juventus fans should be excited about. And for more on Juventus, keep it locked on to FancredSports.com.