Juve captain Chiellini a free agent


Giorgio Chiellini’s contract with Juventus has now expired with the veteran defender’s agent Davide Lippi confirming he was set to be in contact with the club to discuss a new deal for his client after the European Championship.

But Chiellini has not been contacted by Juventus and at the age of 36, he has no plans to retire.

Chiellini was one of the stars of Italy’s triumphant Euro 2020 squad this summer, though he’s currently a free agent.

“It takes two to sign a contract,” Chiellini told Radio Radio (via Football Italia).

“Giorgio went to the Euros and focused exclusively on that. There’s no problem with Juventus, we said we’d meet up later in the summer, but we haven’t yet sat down to discuss a renewal.”

Lippi was asked what Chiellini, (Juve and Italy captain) would do if a big European club made him an offer in the coming weeks, yet he refused to speculate on the topic.

“They’d have to make the offer first. As of today, there is nobody. We are waiting for Juventus to tell us when we can sit down and have a chat,” he said.

“Thinking of Chiellini away from the playing field at this moment is madness. What fuels him is passion and we saw in Euros that the passion is still strong. He was a symbol of Juventus for many years and we are waiting for a club. Nobody has called, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, as he’s the only free agent in the Italy squad now.”

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By FARPost Reporter