The Veteran Defense Giorgio Chiellini confirmed that he will leave the Juventus at the end of the season. The 37-year-old, third on Juventus’ all-time appearances list behind Alessandro Del Piero and Gianluigi Buffon, made the announcement after his side lost 4-2 to Inter Milan in the final. of the Italian Cup.
«We had these 10 magnificent years, it’s up to the others to continue now,» he told Sport Mediaset. «I did everything I could, I hope I left something. On Monday I will say goodbye to Juventus at the stadium and then, if I still have something left in the tank, I could play something in Florence» (in the last league match of the Thursday next weekend).
“It is my choice 100 percent, I am happy to leave at such a high level because for many years I have said that I did not want to end up suffering without being able to play at my level. I gave it all. Soon I will be the biggest Juventus fan from the outside. After so many years at this club, you can’t get rid of it.»
Chiellini joined Juve in 2004 from Livorno and won nine league titles and five Coppas d’Italia during his time in Turin. He announced his retirement from international soccer last month, but doesn’t appear to be thinking of hanging up his boots just yet, with reports in the Italian media linking him to one last MLS venture in the United States.