Juventus chief Jean-Claude Blanc was delighted to see Alessandro del Piero sign his new contract this week.

"It is an important result for the future of Juventus," Blanc said.

"The agreement with Del Piero proves our ambition and our trust in a player of such great value who will continue to give his experience to help the squad and its millions of fans.

"He is a world champion, a model professional and a top-class player who will continue to write new chapters in the club's history."