ROME – Veteran defender Giorgio Chiellini confirmed he will leave Juventus at the end of the season.
“We had these 10 magnificent years, it is up to the others to continue now,” he told Sport Mediaset. “I did everything I could, I hope that I left something.
“It is my choice 100 per cent, I am happy to leave at such a high level, because for many years I have said I didn’t want to finish struggling and not being able to play at my level. I gave it my all, soon I will be the biggest Juventus fan from the outside. After so many years within this club, you cannot shake it off.”
Chiellini joined Juve in 2004 from Livorno, going on to win nine league titles and five Italian Cups during his time in Turin.
He announced his retirement from international football last month, but does not appear to be hanging up his boots just yet, with reports in the Italian media linking him with a move to the United States for one last hurrah.