Stefano Sturaro agrees new four-and-a-half year Juventus contract

Juventus have announced the extension of Stefano Sturaro's contract until 2021, just a day after they agreed a new contract with Daniele Rugani.

Sturaro has followed Rugani's lead in committing himself to the Bianconeri for the next four-and-a-half years by penning a two-year extension on Thursday.

"This new contract is already a lovely Christmas present for me," Sturaro told the club's official website. "My dream? To spend the rest of my career here. First of all I hope and I think I'll still be playing for this club [in 2021]. I definitely see myself as a more experienced and well-rounded player from every angle.

"At Juventus we always try to improve on a daily basis so if I'm here I'll have progressed in every area -- as a man and as a player."

The 23-year-old midfielder arrived in Turin from Genoa in 2014, but he was loaned back to the Ligurians until February 2015. Since then, he has appeared 56 times for Juve and was also part of the Italy squad at Euro 2016.

"Back then I was delighted and I thought I'd achieved something really significant, but I knew it was also a good starting point," he said of his move from Genoa.

"Two years on I realise that moving here was nothing and the hardest thing has been staying and playing a part. This new deal is another target I've achieved, but once again I must push on because I've got extra responsibility now."