Juventus caused a lot of stir in the transfer market following Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo’s purchase.
The club saw their long term player Gonzalo Higuain leave Turin for AC Milan. Considering both these factors, it has been a bitter-sweet season for Juve fans. And now, to add weight to the bitter side, another club legend (first one being Gigi Buffon) Claudio Marchisio bids farewell.
Juventus revealed today that the team and the player has agreed on mutual consent to terminate the midfielder’s contract.
The 32-year-old is now a free agent and any team would place bid to get hold of this talented player. However, to see the man, who is an epitome of team loyalty, play for another team would be odd for his fans.
Marchisio has played for 25 years for the Bianconeri. Over the course of quarter century, Claudio has donned the white and black jersey for 389 matches, scoring 37 goals and winning 15 trophies.
Marchisio has been playing for Juvetus since he was 7 years old. Ever since that day, the midfielder kept on rising through the club’s rankings.
Juventus has issued an emotional statement for the Italian in the wake of his farewell.
The club said: “With every battle competed, every ripple of the net and every trophy raised, his childhood dreams kept coming true.
Intruth, 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.”
DopeWope wishes you all the very best Claudio!