Juventus has re-signed midfielder Nicolo Pazzoli after he served a seven-month suspension for illegal betting.
Juventus announced the re-signing of Pazzoli on its official website on Thursday (local time). The contract runs until June 2028, two years longer than his previous deal. His salary has also reportedly increased.
Fazoli, an Italian midfielder born in 2001, joined Juventus in 2015 and progressed through the youth system before making his senior debut in 2021. He established himself as a regular first-team member last season, making 26 appearances in the Italian Serie A. At the end of the season, he was named the league’s best U23 player. This season, he’s been in the starting lineup for every game up until the eighth round, making six appearances and establishing himself as the future and present of Juventus.레모나토토
However, he was caught up in an illegal gambling scandal that broke last month. According to local media outlets such as The Athletic, he had a gambling addiction that left him €3 million in debt. Fazoli was eventually disciplined by the Italian Football Federation with a seven-month suspension and a fine.
Juventus decided to help him get back on his feet and re-signed him. Juventus president Cristiano Giuntoli said, “We already had a conversation a few weeks ago. We will fully support him in his treatment and training. “He is a very important player for us. We know his technical ability and tactical intelligence. I’m sure he will be back on the pitch.”
On his Instagram account, Pazzoli said, “I am happy and honored to sign a new contract with Juventus. I have grown as a man and a player at Juventus. This bond will continue to grow. I would like to thank my family, my teammates, the fans and all the Juventus family for their support.”