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Chiellini reaches agreement over LAFC switch as Italy legend to sign 18-month contract

Juventus' defensive legend Giorgio Chiellini is set to continue his illustrious career in the United States with Los Angeles FC after agreeing on an 18-month deal with the MLS club.

The centre-back had been locked in talks with LAFC to complete a free transfer once his contract at Juve expires on June 30.

Chiellini received a rousing ovation during his final match at Juventus Stadium last month, which ended in a 2-2 draw with Lazio.

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Chiellini agrees terms with LAFC

GOAL can confirm that Chiellini has reached an agreement to join LAFC on a contract until December 2023.

All relevant parties are set to meet in the coming days to finalise the transfer, with the Italy international's official unveiling to take place at the Banc of California Stadium thereafter.

It will be the first time the 37-year-old has played outside Italy, having also represented Livorno, Roma and Fiorentina as well as the Old Lady in his native country.

Chiellini's Juventus record

The defender first joined Juve in 2004 from Roma and, aside from a year-long loan spell at Fiorentina, has spent the intervening 18 years in Turin.

During that time he has racked up more than 500 appearances for the club, winning nine Serie A titles and finishing runner-up in the Champions League on two occasions.

In 2017, Chiellini's impact on the Bianconeri was acknowledged with a place in their all-time Best XI, alongside such luminaries as Zinedine Zidane, Andrea Pirlo, Alessandro Del Piero and Michel Platini.

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