Juventus have confirmed that goalkeeper Mattia Perin has extended his contract with the club until 2025.
The Italian, who signed for the Bianconeri in 2018 having graduated from Genoa’s youth system, has made just 17 appearances for the club, including seven this season.
After failing to usurp Wojciech Szczesny as Juve’s number one during his first year, Perin was loaned back to Genoa for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 campaigns before he returned to Turin last summer.
He has largely impressed when called upon this term, and the club were keen to tie the reserve shot-stopper down for a few more years.
Mattia Perin has extended his Juventus contract until 2025
Perin’s new deal with Juventus has been in the works for some time, and the club officially announced on Thursday that the goalkeeper has extended his contract in Turin until 2025.
“Mattia Perin has renewed his contract with Juve, an agreement that ties him to the club until June 30, 2025,” Juventus wrote.
The club described Perin’s extension as “great news” before adding that the Italian “totally embodies the Juve spirit.”
“Let’s not forget his ability to be ready when called upon wherever and whenever, in any situation and against any opponent”, they said. “This characteristic has added extra value to his contribution to the team’s cause.
“Finding a way past him is no easy task, and it is no coincidence that he has kept a clean sheet in eight of his 17 appearances in all competitions. Considering this season alone, he has kept out the opposition attack in three out of his eight matches, registering a save percentage of 71%.
“These individual stats for Mattia will require further updating. Together!” the club concluded.
The re-signing of Perin is a smart, risk-free move from Juventus. The 29-year-old is one of the most reliable reserve keepers in Italy and he could certainly start regularly for several Serie A outfits. Thus, given Szczensy’s firm status as Juve’s number one, it’s a little bit of a surprise to see Perin not opt to move on and earn more minutes elsewhere.
He must back himself to eventually usurp the Polish international!