The latter part of the 2015-16 season hasn't been just about seeing Juventus players hoisting trophies over there heads during the multiple celebrations over the last few weeks. There have been contract extensions to hand out, with some of the club's most important veterans making sure they will be locked up beyond the recently-completed season or the one that begins in August.
That list now includes Patrice Evra.
We may still be awaiting an official announcement from the club, but what we got on Monday was the next best thing. Through the Gazzetta dello Sport, Evra has confirmed that he will indeed be a Juventus player beyond June 30 when his current contract was set to expire. He is the latest Juventus player to re-up his current deal and extend his stay in Turin, joining the likes of Gigi Buffon and Giorgio Chiellini who have tacked on another couple of years onto their contracts.
We don't know when an official announcement will take place, but reports out of Italy over the weekend suggested that it could happen over the next few days. Let's hope that's the truth and not the "He's gonna sign it this week!" stuff we heard for about four months straight when it came to Max Allegri's contract extension.
Now, as we know, Alex Sandro is the left back of the future. Not just because he's really good, he's still pretty young or the fact that Juve signed him for a whole lot of money last summer. Well, it's all of those things, but also because of what he adds to the team as a whole. Obviously Evra knows this, and I would like to think that him agreeing to stay with Juventus past 2016 means that he's willing to be part of the transition between Old School and New School, if you will.
So, get used to the continued bromance between Evra and Paul Pogba. Let there be much more dancing between the two of them after Pogba scores insane goals.