Giorgio Chiellini is still out of contract, but coach Max Allegri and President Andrea Agnelli have no doubts he’ll remain at Juventus.
The centre-back turns 37 next month and is fresh from captaining Italy to their UEFA EURO 2020 glory with an immense performance in the Final against England.
Nonetheless, his contract expired on June 30 and the player’s agent said last week that he had not received any word from Juve.
“I spoke to him on Monday, it seemed ridiculous to interrupt his vacation considering he’s been playing for two years uninterrupted, all to come and sign a piece of paper,” explained President Agnelli in today’s press conference.
Returning coach Allegri also had few doubts that Chiellini would be part of his squad, even reserving the captain’s armband for him in Turin.
“I have some older players, especially Cristiano Ronaldo, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, who have to be added values for the club and set the example for the younger players, let them understand what Juventus means.”
Chiellini joined Juve in 2005 from Fiorentina, going on to make 535 competitive appearances for the club, in which he scored 36 goals and provided 24 assists.
All signs point to there being many more to add onto that tally, especially with reports he wanted a two-year deal so he’d be ready for the 2022 World Cup with Italy.