From Euro champion to having no team or job offers: the Italian soccer star is waiting for a call to continue his career.
On June 30, his contract with Juventus expired, an entity he represented for 16 seasons. Today, both he and his agent are waiting for a call that has not yet arrived.
This transfer market has turned out to be one of the busiest in recent times. 2021 was a year in which many important contracts ended, such as Sergio Ramos, Sergio Agüero, and even Lionel Mess I, who have already managed to resolve their future ( the case of Rosario could be close to being resolved ).
However, among those big names, there is one who, to this day, does not know what his future will hold despite having lifted the European Championship last weekend when Italy beat England on penalties in the final.
After not receiving a renewal offer from Juventus, Giorgio Chiellini, emblem of the Azzurra, became a free agent. Unlike La Pulga (who is also without a team), he still awaits a call from Vecchia Signora to negotiate.
"They have to make an offer first. To date, there are none ", recognized the representative of the 36-year-old footballer, Davide Lippi, in dialogue with Radio Radio and added: We are waiting for Juventus to tell us when we can sit down and talk.
It has been a symbol of Juventus for many years, and we are looking forward to a club. Now he is the only free agent of the Italian national team", remarked the agent, noting that his client's wish is to continue wearing the colors of the Vecchia Signora, an institution that he represented for 16 seasons.
At the same time, Lippi ruled out the possibility of Chiellini retiring from the world of football: "To think of Chiellini off the pitch at the moment is crazy. What he did after tearing his ACL is incredible. What fuels passion, and we saw at the European Championship that passion continues to be very strong".
In August 2019, the veteran defender suffered a serious injury during a training session and was sidelined for six months.
Despite having the happiest (European) summer of his life since lifting the Eurocup and captaining the champion team, the future bothers him, and his environment as his goal is to continue to compete at the highest level where As far as possible, Qatar is en route to 2022 World Cup.
The Italian has been playing for Juventus since 2005, and last season was the 16th of his career for the Turin team, with him playing 535 games and scoring 36 goals.
He won nine Serie A titles, five Italian Super Cups, and five Italian Cups, as well as reaching and losing two Champions League finals in 2015 against Barcelona of the Spanish Luis Enrique Martínez and in 2017 against Real Madrid of the French Zinedine Zidane.
For now, the Turin squad began appearing on Wednesday at the Continassa Sports Center under the command of coach Massimiliano Allegri, who officially opened his second leg in Turin.