Sunday August 14 2011
Legrottaglie: 'I'll become a preacher'

Former Juventus and Italy defender Nicola Legrottaglie admits he is likely to retire. “If I don't find a team, I'll dedicate myself to the Bible.”

The 35-year-old centre-back is without a contract after his six-month loan spell at Milan and had been linked with Queen's Park Rangers.

“The transfer market has changed and clubs now adopt the policy of wanting a much younger squad,” he told Libero newspaper.

“In all honesty, the only game I watched recently was Italy against Spain. I feel like I've lost interest. If any clubs want me, then they know what I can give and I'm ready.”

If he does not find a club, then Legrottaglie has another plan for his future.

“I feel in good shape and think I can play on for another two years, but if there are no offers, then I cannot create them.

“I will dedicate myself to my main mission – the Bible. I'll spend a year in London to learn the language and then travel the world with a wonderful Australian community that is working well to spread the word of the Lord.”

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