The Italian was part of his nation’s famous back three that drove the Azzurri through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 before they were beaten on penalties by Germany.
The 29-year-old has seen his reputation rise in recent years to one of Europe’s top defenders at both club and international level.
He’s made 198 appearances for Juventus since joining from rival Italian club FC Bari in 2010. During his time with The Old Lady, he’s won the Serie A five times, the Coppa Italia (Italian Cup) twice, and finished runner-up in the Champions League in 2015.
Arguably, he’s achieved almost all he can in Italy, but the current Italian champions are not ready to let him go yet.