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Juventus tribute to Matuidi after contract release

Juventus have announced they've released Blaise Matuidi from his contract by mutual consent.

Matuidi is expected to move to Inter Miami.

“The French midfielder leaves Juventus after three years and five trophies won at the club," read a Juve 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.

“The first of his 133 games played for Juventus dates back to 19 August 2017, in the 3-0 home win inflicted on Cagliari. His first goal arrived four months later, in Bologna, with a shot that exceeded Mirante. It was, above all, his substance in the midline that made the difference, and which made him a player much loved by the Juventus fans: for his determination, for his grit and for his ability to never give up.

“And it is because of all these characteristics, and for the great commitment he has always put in place with us, that we thank him. Blaise is someone who will always be in our hearts and we wish him all the very best for the future.

“Merci, Blaise!"

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