Chiellini feels sorry for Caldara departure
- The 24-year-old defender joined AC Milan as a part of a huge triple deal
- Giorgio Chiellini believes it is a loss for Juve but that sacrifice needed to be made after Ronaldo's arrival
As gifted Italian central defender Mattia Caldara left Juventus to join AC Milan this summer, the Bianconeri's captain, who actually never linked up with the 24-year-old, has shown his regret, as he told reporters, quoted by Calciomercato: "He had everything needed to do well here. But these are the dynamics of the transfer market. The great signing of Ronaldo involved sacrifices and that was unfortunate for Mattia. I feel sorry, like all Juventini, because he's a player who could've stayed for years."
Meanwhile, Mattia Caldara left the Old Lady as a part of an exchange on par with Leonardo Bonucci, who returned to Juventus. The 24-year-old defender has signed a contract that binds him to AC Milan until 30 June 2023. Gonzalo Higuain also arrived at AC Milan on an expensive loan deal until June 30, 2019 with the right of redemption.
Caldara himself, however, didn't seem disappointed at the move as he told the media on his arrival at San Siro that it was, in fact, a perfect place for a defender: "When I arrived here, of course, I thought about the history of Milan because this is a club where the strongest defenders have played in recent times."
The Italian went on to stress that he was thankful to Juventus for everything, however, claimed AC Milan move was the only right step to take at the moment: "From that point of view, it was an easy choice to make. I want to thank the club for believing in me and I can’t wait to prove my worth. I feel like I’ve grown a lot in recent years under [Gian Piero] Gasperini."
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