Juventus’ captain isn’t going anywhere.
Like there was any doubt to begin with, right?
Juventus gave you something to be very happy about to begin your work week: With Giorgio Chiellini’s arrival at preseason training following his triumphant summer with the Italian national team, King Kong himself has officially signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the club through 2023. It means that, as previously reported by Sky Sport Italia earlier in the day, Chiellini will be a Juventus player through the World Cup in 2022 in Qatar and continue to be a key figure in Max Allegri’s first two seasons back with the Bianconeri.
Ufficiale | @chiellini ha rinnovato! #Chiellini2023— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) August 2, 2021
Seeing Chiellini, one of Italy’s standout performers during the Azzurri’s run to the Euro 2020 final and ultimate win over England, sign a contract extension with Juventus following his big-time summer is believed to be one of the big early objectives of Allegri 2.0. It was reported in the days following Allegri’s (re-)appointment as Juve manager that he specifically asked the club to make it a priority to bring Chiellini back after his deal expired at the end of the 2020-21 season.
There obviously was plenty of mutual interest despite a handful of reports popping up here and there that Chiellini might be interested in going to Major League Soccer in the United States or somewhere else on a free transfer.
But those rumors pretty much fell off a cliff once Allegri made his return to Juventus, and the fact that Chiellini was coming back to the club he’s been attached to since 2004 pretty much became a certainty. What Max wants, Max has been getting so far, right? (That seems like a good sign for other things, too, like Paulo Dybala’s contract extension.)
As Juventus’ announcement declared at the very end: “TOGETHER. ONCE AGAIN. #CHIELLINI2023.” You’re damn right.