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Marchisio wants to end career with Juve

May 3, 2013
By ESPN staff

Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has insisted he wants to finish his career with the club.

Claudio Marchisio
PA PhotosClaudio Marchisio wants to remain at Juventus Stadium

Marchisio, 27, was this week linked with a move to Manchester United, but the Italy international, who emerged through the youth ranks at Juve, said in interviews with Mediaset and Sky Sport Italia that he was not looking to move.

“I’ve been hearing rumours for as long as I’ve been at Juve,” he said. “Attracting the attention of other top clubs is always nice, but I signed a long contract with Juventus. I want to end my career with this shirt.”

Marchisio also expressed a desire to see Paris Saint-Germain forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic back in Turin.

Ibrahimovic has been linked with a return to Serie A amid claims he has struggled to settle in France, and Marchisio said: “His career speaks for itself. I would welcome him with open arms.

“He was been a winner wherever he has been. He’s a great champion who could only improve our team.”