Marchisio extends Juve stay

Published May. 18, 2011 1:51 p.m. ET

Italy international Claudio Marchisio has signed a five-year contract extension with Juventus, keeping him at the Turin club until June 2016.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who has been a part of Juve's first team since 2006, had been linked with a move to Inter Milan this summer.

"It's an extremely important day for me and I would like to dedicate it to my family, who have always supported me," Marchisio said.

"I began my association with Juventus in 1993 and I'm happy that I've been able to extend my stay.

"My contract situation's been spoken about a lot in previous months, but from the club's or my point of view there's never been a moment which has put our relationship in jeopardy.

"I'm happy that the club has shown their trust in me and now I want to reciprocate it by winning.

"My biggest dream is to lift a trophy as soon as possible with Juve.


"It's a dream that I also want to achieve for our fans, who have always been with us even during the most difficult moments."

Marchisio has scored four goals in 31 Serie A appearances for Juve this season.

The Bianconeri lie seventh in the standings, three points behind sixth-placed Roma, heading into the final weekend.