Marchisio Ends 25-Year Stay At Juventus

Italian international midfielder Claudio Marchisio has ended his 25-year stay at Juventus.

His exit was confirmed by the Old Lady on Friday morning after both parties agreed to terminate his contract with the Italian Serie A giants.

“Today marks the end of Claudio Marchisio’s Juventus career following the agreed termination of his contract.” A statement on the club’s official website read.

“With every battle competed, every ripple of the net and every trophy raised, his childhood dreams kept coming true. In truth, we all lived our dreams side by side with Claudio. Watching him grow and become, year after year, a man, husband and father filled all of us Bianconeri with a unique sense of gratification.

“Having had the opportunity to accompany him on this path, to discover a homegrown champion, day by day, was quite simply a privilege and an honour.

“And it will be a pleasure to keep following him, with whichever shirt he will wear in the future. For the black and white stripes, as we know, will always form an indelible part of him and his story.

“Thanks for everything, Claudio! We wish you the very best.” The statement concluded.

Claudio Marchisio, 32, joined the Italian Serie A champions as a seven-year-old in 1993.

The 55-cap Italian international broke into the first team during the 2006/07 season and went on to score 37 goals in 389 appearances for the Turin giants.

He won seven Serie A and four Coppa Italia titles at Juventus in addition to helping the club to two Champions League finals (2015 and 2017).

Claudio Marchisio has suffered several injury problems since he ruptured his cruciate ligament in April 2016.

He has been linked with a transfer to Major League Soccer (MLS) sides but it remains to be seen whether he would be willing to move abroad.

The transfer window shuts on Friday for Italian Serie A clubs.