Giorgio Chiellini sets up a brilliant circle with Juventus AP
Giorgio Chiellini will not continue in either Juventus or Serie A. The Italian defender ends his stage in the Transalpine Championships in search of new challenges outside his home country.
That challenge will be MLS and, more specifically, the state of California. Chiellini will travel to Los Angeles to play for LAFC, Italian media reports, where he will meet Mexican Carlos Vela.
The 37-year-old will have already met with Juventus president Andrea Agnelli to inform him of his departure and prepare the curriculum for the American Football League.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reported that the California team would have offered a salary of less than $2 million. The defender rejected China’s major economic offers to play in the United States.
Italian media also publishes that the agreement will become official between the beginning of June and the end of July, a few weeks after the end of the European football season.
As you already know, this will be my last season in black and white.
To all of you fans who have always been with me, I look forward to Monday evening at the stadium or at home to enjoy and celebrate all these years of Juventus obsession with me.
I love you
, Giorgio Chiellini (@chiellini) May 12, 2022
“I am sorry to go into the first season without a title in 10 years. I leave my place for the youngest. Next year I will not be here”, said the defending champion of the European Championship.
“I haven’t decided what I’ll do next, but I’m happy to go higher, although I dreamed of it lifting a trophy,” Chiellini concluded without giving any clues about his future.