Laliga giants Real Madrid could move to sign Italian stalwart Giorgio Chiellini on a free following his release from Juventus.
Chiellini who played a key role for Italy in the Euro 2020 triumph has been released by Juventus following the expiry of his contract and despite being linked with a continuation in Turin, reports suggest that he could look for a new challenge in the coming weeks.
According to Calciomercato.com, Real Madrid’s new boss Carlo Ancelotti wants Chiellini to replace Sergio Ramos at center back after the Spaniard left the team to join Pais Saint Germain.
His center-back options are limited with news that Rafael Varane might move to this summer after being heavily linked with a move to Manchester United.
According to the reports, both Juventus and Real Madrid are likely to offer Chiellini a one-year extension with the iconic defender turning 37 before the start of the new season.
Giorgio Chiellini’s tournament by numbers:
90% pass accuracy
21 ball recoveries
19 duels won
13 aerial duels won
A rock at the back. 🪨 pic.twitter.com/LFGG5EDSBH
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