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.”