Evra renews Juventus contract until at least June 2017
In this photo taken on Monday, May 30, 2016, France team, left to right, second row, standing: Adil Rami, Laurent Koscielny, Paul Pogba, Hugo Lloris and Olivier Giroud. From left, front row, Dimitri Payet, Bakary Sagna, Blaise Matuidi, Patrice Evra, Lassana Diarra and Kingsley Coman pose for photographers before a friendly soccer match between France and Cameroon at the La Beaujoire Stadium in Nantes, western France, 2016. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
TURIN, Italy (AP) France defender Patrice Evra has renewed his contract at Juventus, tying him to the Serie A champion to June 2017 with the option for one more year.
Evra joined Juventus from Manchester United in 2014 and won back-to-back league and cup doubles.
Shortly after the announcement of the deal on Monday, the 35-year-old wrote on Instagram: ''2 years, 5 trophies! Same next 2 years plus The champion? … My favorite question what i Will do with all these trophies?''
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In its statement, Juventus says Evra's strength of character ''shone through brilliantly'' last season, when he and Gianluigi Buffon ''helped to galvanize the group and instigate the record-breaking run of 85 points out of a possible 90'' which sealed the club's fifth successive Italian league title.