JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - French midfielder Blaise Matuidi has signed a contract extension with Juventus until June 2021, as reported by Goal.
The 32-year-old's contract will expire at the end of the 2019-20 season, but he was rewarded with a new contract after appearing solid this season.
According to the recently released Juventus half-year report, Matuidi had signed a contract extension on February 14, although it had not been publicly announced.
Matuidi has played 31 times in all competitions this season before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus crisis.
Matuidi was also directly affected by the pandemic, because he was the second Juventus player after Daniele Rugani who was tested positive for COVID-19 after the covid-19 outbreak in northern Italy.
However, Matuidi said that he had felt no symptoms, and immediately took the test after his team mate Rugani tested positive for coronavirus.
"I am an asymptomatic carrier of the virus, and I am aware that I have the privilege of being a professional football player and therefore benefit from regular and excellent health monitoring," Matuidi said on his Instagram account.
"If not, maybe I will never know that I am infected (with coronavirus). I am positive, I am strong, my morale is as high as my family's."
"I'm positive, I'm strong, morally good. We will collectively rise stronger from this test."
Meanwhile, Argentina striker Paulo Dybala became the third Juventus player to be tested positive for COVID-19 infection.