Serie A giants Juventus have terminated the contract of Claudio Marchisio after a mutual consent and he will now leave the club after a long 25 years.
Football news: The midfielder terminated his contract to end 25-year relationship with the club
The midfielder aged 32 years was capped 55 times for the national team Italy and made a breakthrough in the club in 2006-07 season when Juve battled in the Serie B because of the Calciopoli scandal.
Marchisio had to spend the next season playing for Empoli on loan and in the following season he returned to become a first-team member and since then has featured in 389 matches and scored 37 goals.
Marchisio has won four Coppa Italia medals alongwith seven Scudetti titles, the first of which was in 2011-12.
Several injuries have stopped his career many times and this time it was the cruciate ligament injury which he suffered in April 2016 that stopped him.
“Today marks the end of Claudio Marchisio's Juventus career following the agreed termination of his contract," read a statement on Juve's official website, in which the club paid a glowing tribute to their long-serving player.
"With every battle competed, every ripple of the net and every trophy raised, his childhood dreams kept coming true. In truth, we all lived our dreams side by side with Claudio. Watching him grow and become, year after year, a man, husband and father filled all of us Bianconeri with a unique sense of gratification.
"Having had the opportunity to accompany him on this path, to discover a homegrown champion, day by day, was quite simply a privilege and an honour.
"And it will be a pleasure to keep following him, with whichever shirt he will wear in the future. For the black and white stripes, as we know, will always form an indelible part of him and his story.
"Thanks for everything, Claudio! We wish you the very best."
Although the transfer deadline for all the Serie A clubs end on Friday, yet at this moment Marchisio has been linked to a move to a potential MLS side.