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Giorgio Chiellini has confirmed he has joined LAFC on a free transfer after the expiration of his contract at Juventus.

His deal to come to MLS takes him to Hollywood for the final stretch of his decorated career.

Chiellini represents one of the league’s biggest additions in terms of name recognition, joining the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Wayne Rooney and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as mega-stars to play in America in the last five years.

The centerback took to social media to confirm the transfer in a short video which shows him wearing an LAFC polo shirt and hat.

Chiellini tagged the MLS club in the post with the caption: “The Next Chapter.”

The 37-year-old has reportedly signed an 18-month contract with his new club, which will take him through the 2023 season.

Chiellini will also reportedly not be payed Designated Player money and will instead by signed using Targeted Allocation Money, a significant coup given his stature in the game.

Chiellini said in a statement from the club:

I felt very strongly about this new chapter in my career and I am grateful to LAFC for this opportunity. I’m thankful for all my years with Juventus and I’m looking forward to winning many more trophies in Los Angeles.

LAFC are the first team he has played for outside of Juventus since 2004 – an emotional change for the veteran.

By Amara

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