Former Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio will announce his future. The 33-year-old player will hold a press conference at Juventus Stadium on Thursday (3/10/2019) afternoon local time, with speculation that he will announce his resignation from professional football.
Gazzetta Dello Sport reports that the player born in Turin, Italy, January 19, 1986, was linked to moves to clubs such as Rangers, AS Monaco, as well as clubs from China, Japan, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, after terminating a contract with the last club Zenit Saint Petersburg on July 1, 2019, with mutual agreement.
Rangers coach Steven Gerrard said he was interested in bringing Marchisio, but the agreement never happened. “He is a fantastic player. I played against him. I like that player but there is no truth in that (contract),” Gerrard said.
A series of knee injuries have hampered Marchisio’s recent years of play and resulted in him leaving Juve last summer.
The midfielder can now follow Andrea Barzagli to become part of Juve’s training staff or maybe even be part of the staff.
Marchisio won seven Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia with Juventus, and the Russian title with Zenit last season. At Juventus, Marchisio played nearly 400 matches, while at Zenit there were only 15 matches.
In the Italian national team, he played 55 times and helped Gli Azzurri reach the 2012 European Cup final.