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Chiellini To Departs Juventus After 17 Years

Following a successful spell that has spanned 17 years, Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has revealed he will depart Juventus at the end of the season.

Chiellini, 37, who plays as a centre-back is a nine-time winner of the Serie A title, as well as the Coppa Italia five times, since joining the club from Fiorentina in 2005.

Allegri’s side, who are currently fourth in the Italian top flight, lost to Inter Milan in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.

Speaking after the 4-2 defeat in Rome, Chiellini said: “I’ve done all I can, I hope I’ve left something behind.”

He won his first title in 2011-12, before winning an unprecedented nine consecutive titles with Juventus before Inter’s triumph last season.

“We had these 10 magnificent years – it is up to the others to continue now,” he told the Italian broadcaster Mediaset.

“On Monday I will say goodbye to my Juventus Stadium, then if I have still got something in the tank might have a run-out in Florence. It is 100% my decision.”

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With just two league games remaining, a top-four finish is something of a certainty for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. They will play Lazio at home on Monday before travelling to Fiorentina on 22 May.

The defender had already confirmed his decision to hang his boot on his international career after Italy play Argentina in June at Wembley – the stadium where Italy defeated England to win the Euro 2020 final last summer.

Having made his debut for Italy in 2004, he is joint fifth in the list of Italy’s most-capped players, alongside Andrea Pirlo.

However, he does not yet know whether he will continue to play at club level.

“I don’t know,” Chiellini said on his club future. “I need to think about it with my family.

“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.”

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Following a successful spell that has spanned 17 years, Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini has revealed he will depart Juventus at the end of the season.

Chiellini, 37, who plays as a centre-back is a nine-time winner of the Serie A title, as well as the Coppa Italia five times, since joining the club from Fiorentina in 2005.

Allegri’s side, who are currently fourth in the Italian top flight, lost to Inter Milan in the Italian Cup final on Wednesday.

Speaking after the 4-2 defeat in Rome, Chiellini said: “I’ve done all I can, I hope I’ve left something behind.”

He won his first title in 2011-12, before winning an unprecedented nine consecutive titles with Juventus before Inter’s triumph last season.

“We had these 10 magnificent years – it is up to the others to continue now,” he told the Italian broadcaster Mediaset.

“On Monday I will say goodbye to my Juventus Stadium, then if I have still got something in the tank might have a run-out in Florence. It is 100% my decision.”

READ MORE: The Premier League Title And The Possibility Of Playoff

With just two league games remaining, a top-four finish is something of a certainty for Massimiliano Allegri’s side. They will play Lazio at home on Monday before travelling to Fiorentina on 22 May.

The defender had already confirmed his decision to hang his boot on his international career after Italy play Argentina in June at Wembley – the stadium where Italy defeated England to win the Euro 2020 final last summer.

Having made his debut for Italy in 2004, he is joint fifth in the list of Italy’s most-capped players, alongside Andrea Pirlo.

However, he does not yet know whether he will continue to play at club level.

“I don’t know,” Chiellini said on his club future. “I need to think about it with my family.

“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.”

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