Juve defender nets new deal

Legrottaglie rewarded for excellent form with fresh terms

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Juventus have been handed a tonic with the news defender Nicola Legrottaglie has agreed a new two-year deal.

New terms will keep Legrottaglie in Turin for another two seasons, in a deal which will run until the end of the 2009-10 season.

Legrottaglie had looked set to leave the Old Lady in the pre-season but injuries to several of his team-mates gave him an opportunity in Claudio Ranieri's first XI.

And he has not disappointed with a series of excellent displays, which have seen him rewarded with a new contract.

It is expected that Legrottaglie will put pen-to-paper in the next few days.