French world champion Blaise Matuidi terminated his contract with Juventus Turin by mutual agreement after three seasons in Italy, the Italian club announced on Wednesday, leaving his future unresolved. year of Euro-2020 rescheduled in 2021.
At 33, the former Paris SG midfielder still had a year of contract with Juve, who has just appointed Andrea Pirlo, the former star of Italy, as coach.
Several media have indicated that Matuidi is preparing to join Inter Miami under David Beckham, a North American Championship club (MLS), a choice which questions the middle chances to stay at the top next year.
“To have been a member of the Juventus family is a dream come true, an honor. I discovered an incredible institution, teammates who became more than that. I will always remain your number 1 fan, or rather number 14 “, reacted the player on Twitter with reference to his jersey number, a message published in the caption of a video summarizing his best moments at the Bianconeri.
Juve, “Blaisou” has established himself as the handyman of the midfielder, where he was appreciated in particular on the left side for his defensive compensation, leaving the field open to star Cristiano Ronaldo.
He won five titles under the jersey of Ka “Vieille Dame”: three championships, a National Cup and an Italian Supercup. But not the Champions League, which the leaders have been dreaming of since the arrival of CR7 in 2018.
In recent weeks, Matuidi has occupied the bench a little more often, notably barred by his compatriot Adrien Rabiot. Several Italian media have assured in recent days that Pirlo was not counting on him for next season.
If his departure for the United States and a second-class championship were to be confirmed, it could complicate his chances for the Euro, which he hopes to play with the Blues of Didier Deschamps. But the French coach has, since his coronation in Russia in 2018, always maintained great confidence in his eleven-type.
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