Juventus have confirmed Blaise Matuidi’s departure from the Allianz Stadium as the midfielder prepares to join Inter Miami.
Matuidi joined the Italian giants from Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth up to £27.8million in 2017.
He went on to make 133 appearances for Juventus and won Serie A in each of his three seasons with the club.
Matuidi, 33, is nearing a move to David Beckham’s Miami-based MLS side now his contract with Juventus has been terminated by mutual consent.
But the Old Lady ensured they acknowledged Matuidi’s three years of service at the heart of midfield and posted a heartfelt tribute on their official website.
The French midfielder leaves Juventus after three years and five trophies won at the club,” reads the touching statement.
“With our colours on his back, he fought and played his heart out in every single game; placing constant pressure on the opponents, tearing apart the run of play and ever so eloquently relaunching the ball into action.
“After three years and five titles won (three Scudetti, one Coppa Italia and one Italian Super Cup), Blaise Matuidi and Juventus say goodbye with the consensual termination of the player’s contract.
“A 2018 World Cup winner with France in Russia, the midfielder has a winning DNA, which he had repeatedly demonstrated with Paris Saint-Germain, the team he played for before moving to Turin in the summer of 2017.
“Matuidi played 98 games in Serie A and since his arrival at Juventus, and except for Paulo Dybala (134), no player has made more appearances across all competitions than him, turning out 133 times for the Bianconeri.
“‘Charo’ – as he is affectionately known for his vulture-like celebration – won 210 tackles from 2017/18 until today in all competitions, all while recording 114 interceptions and scoring eight goals, with five assists provided.”Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.