ROME, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Juventus has extended forward Mario Mandzukic's contract to 2021, the Italian club annouced on Wednesday.
"Mario Mandzukic's Bianconero career will continue until 2021. The official notice of his contract renewal was confirmed today and it is news that the Bianconeri fans will warmly welcome," Juve said in a statement.
Mandzukic, 32, who has scored nine goals in all competitions this season, arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and has scored 43 goals in 159 appearances for the Serie A leaders, in addition to delivering 19 assists.
Since his move to Italy he has won three consecutive league and cup doubles, and is poised for his fourth 'Scudetto' as Juventus close in on their eighth in a row.
Massimiliano Allegri's side will travel to Ajax in the Champions League quarterfinals next week as they target European glory for the first time since 1996.