The experienced centre-back signed a contract extension with Juventus until 2023 last summer, but Italy’s elimination from the World Cup play-offs may convince him to end his time with the Bianconeri earlier. La Gazzetta dello Sport and Il Corriere dello Sport report that Chiellini is considering moving to the MLS at the end of the season.
Chiellini will play one or two more games with La Nazionale and will end the season with his club before making a final decision about the last year of his career. June’s match between Italy and Argentina at Wembley Stadium should be his final match with the Azzurri and Leonardo Bonucci is expected to replace him as La Nazionale’s captain. Chiellini is reportedly tempted to move to the USA to live a different personal and professional experience with his family and gain experience in club management off the pitch.
His long-term plan is to return to Turin after the end of his playing career to become a Juventus director. The 37-year-old will likely reveal his decision at the end of the season. Meantime, Juventus have already signed Federico Gatti from Frosinone as a potential replacement and, according to La Gazzetta, the Serie A giants are close to securing the services of Antonio Rudiger as a free agent from Chelsea.
— La Gazzetta dello Sport (@Gazzetta_it) March 28, 2022