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Jul 22, 2022

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Giorgio Chiellini joins LAFC – “A unique opportunity to improve our club”9 club

Major League Soccerside Los Angeles FChave finally announced the signing of Giorgio Chiellini. The 37-year-oldJuventus defender joins on a free transfer when his contract with the Italian giants expires on July 1 and will sign Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) deal through 2023.

Market Value Giorgio Chiellini G. Chiellini Centre-Back €1.50m

“Giorgio is a special, one-of-a-kind player and person,” LAFC general manager John Thorrington said in a club statement. “Signing Giorgio was a unique opportunity to improve our club. He will complement what we believe is already a strong team as every day he will set the right example with his leadership competitiveness, and experience. He is a serial winner at the highest levels, and we are grateful he has chosen LAFC to join in our pursuit of trophies.”

Interest in Chiellini was thought to be high. The Vancouver Whitecaps were also in the mix but withdrew their interest as Chiellini was on LAFC’s discovery list and the Italian preferred a move to Southern California rather than British Columbia. In Chiellini head coach Steven Cherundoloreceives an experienced defender, who is expected to act as a mentor to the young and very talentedMbacke (19).

Rodríguez, Horta, Vela & Co.: Los Angeles FC record arrivals Ismael Tajouri-Shradi | Acquired from Charlotte FC in 2021 | Fee: $400,000 &copyMajor League Soccer


Corey Baird | Signed from Real Salt Lake City in 2021 | Fee: $500,000 &copyimago images


Moon-hwan Kim | Signed from Busan IPark in 2021 | Fee: $600,000 &copyimago images


Franco Escobar | Traded from Atlanta United in 2021 | Fee: $600,000 &copyAtlanta United Photos


Lee Nguyen | Signed from New England Revolution in 2018 | Fee: $700,000 &copyJared Martinez & Matt Stith/MLS


Christian Ramirez | Signed from Minnesota United 2018 | Fee: $1m &copyimago images


Eduard Atuesta | Signed from Independiente Medellín in 2019 | Fee: $1m &copyimago images


Kellyn Acosta | Traded from Colorado Rapids in 2022 | Fee: $1.5m GAM &copyColorado Rapids


Francisco Ginella | Signed from Wanderers in 2020 | Fee: $2.5m &copyimago images


Cristian Arango | Signed from Millonarios FC in 2021 | Fee: $2.5m &copyimago images


Diego Rossi | Signed from Peñarol in 2018 | Fee: $2.75m &copyXavier Dussaq/MLS


José Cifuentes | Signed from Universidad Católica in 2020 | Fee: $3m &copyimago images


Carlos Vela | Signed from Real Sociedad in 2018 | Fee: $5.5m &copyimago images


André Horta | Signed from Benfica in 2019 | Fee: $6.27m &copyMajor League Soccer


Brian Rodríguez | Signed from Peñarol in 2019 | Fee: $11.5m &copyimago images


Giorgio Chiellini joins LAFC – “A unique opportunity to improve our club”