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Wednesday March 21 2012
Sorrentino: Chievo until I'm 40

Goalkeeper Stefano Sorrentino has declared he would happily sign a contract with Chievo until 2019, if he was offered such a deal.

The 32-year-old shot-stopper has been a consistent and reliable figure in between the sticks for the Mussi Volanti, ever since joining in 2008, initially in a loan deal from AEK Athens.

An influential and vocal member of the dressing room too, Sorrentino, who is a regular subject of transfer gossip, has declared that he is happy to stay in Verona for the long term.

The player also revealed that when a potential move to Palermo last summer did not go through, Luca Campedelli offered him such a deal with Chievo.

“Yes, I think now I would stay forever,” reflected Sorrentino to L'Arena

“I would definitely not want to return to my past and I do not like to look back.

“In a week I will turn 33. I think that it is right to then think ahead with a permanent plan.

“When the Palermo option from last summer closed, the President asked if I would sign for 10 years.

“I said that 10 years was too much - at 43 I would risk making a fool of myself. But, I would be prepared to sign until I am 40.

“At least, that is my ambition today. There are sirens that can distract me, but I hope to finish my career here.”

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