Turin. He has the contract, unlike many of his teammates who have expired or are already out, but Giorgio Chiellini’s future Juventus is increasingly in the balance. It’s all the fault of the lack of global qualification that blew up the blue and maybe Juve’s plans too: these are days full of questions for the captain, even if he tries to focus only on the pitch and on the latest challenges of the season. “I am enjoying every day – commented Chiellini as his historic agent Davide Lippi introduces the new Reset Group with a video link from Turin after training at Continassa – we’ll see soon. I am happy and calm: I have to understand and evaluate many things, but in the meantime I think about the matches and enjoy them.” The countdown began last year as well, then the Europeans won as absolute champions, and a two-year agreement extended his long career at Juventus. Chiellini has a contract until June 30, 2023, but it is clear that there is an agreement between him and the club under which he can terminate the contract to travel abroad. “With a player like this you need patience to make decisions – Davide Lippi comments after the vernissage in Viareggio for the fact that in addition to the players they will represent athletes from many other sports – and there will be a time and way to sit at a table to assess the different situations. Let’s start from a fixed point: Giorgio has a year Other than the contract with Juventus, even if this does not mean that he will definitely stay because it is not a contract that determines the player’s fate.”
Wisdom and patience, even if the sirens in the US are already sounding, Chiellini himself (38 years old in August) is considering an experience outside Italy before ending his career and then becoming a Juventus manager. I’m afraid he’s going abroad – continues his agent – and I hope that doesn’t happen because his departure will further impoverish the quality of the tournament. There are not many defenders of his level circulating on the field.”
The match of the future holds with it Juventus, which is thinking of concluding this season’s final in the best way, in addition to qualifying for the Champions League, the Italian Cup is at stake so that it is not without titles after ten years of victories. But he’s also thinking about the next season’s team. Chiellini’s knot will be quietly resolved, while the other players wait in the balance. De Sciglio and Perin are ready to renew on reduced contracts, while Bernardeschi is closer to goodbye than staying and now there is a strange case of Cuadrado to manage. The Colombian saw the automatic renewal of the contract for another year, having collected a number 40 in attendance for the season, but Juventus had been discussing with him a two-year agreement with lower numbers for some time. Kind of a loyalty bonus with a difference (from 5 to 3.5 million), but in the meantime Cuadrado sees survival at least until 2023.
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