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Stephan Lichtsteiner joined Juventus from Lazio for €10 million in 2011. He has been their mainstay in the back line and has established himself as one of the best wing-backs in the world with constant solid performances.
The 34 year old has won consecutive six Serie A titles since joining the Italian giants and is on the cusp of a seventh following Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Bologna.
The Swiss International confirmed that he will leave Juventus and Serie A, his contract will expire at the end of the season. He will leave on a free transfer and wants to seek a new challenge.
Lichtsteiner told reporters: “These are my last 14 days at Juventus. I need new challenges and motivation.
“I have improved in my mentality. I didn’t know what it meant to play at Juventus when I arrived, as there is pressure and obsession for the victory,” Lichtsteiner – who could add a fifth Coppa Italia crown to his collection when Juve face AC Milan in the final – said in an interview with Sky Sport Italia post-match.
“At Lazio we had to defend in the final third, here in midfield. My future will be outside of Italy. I won’t say where yet, as I haven’t signed.”