Stephan Lichtsteiner did consider his future at Juventus before crunch talks with Antonio Conte, his agent has revealed.
The Swiss international was being linked with a switch to Paris Saint-Germain, but he opted to eventually remain at the club who signed him just a year ago.
“He did think about going,” Marco Lichtsteiner told Calcio News 24. “But we did not think it would be wise to move to another Italian club, it would have only been for a foreign one.
“Coach Conte and Stephan had a conversation during pre-season and, from that moment onwards, my brother decided that he wanted to continue wearing the black and white shirt.
“Juve are a fantastic club with an impressive history. Stephan is happy and thankful to be a part of this club.
“We are sure that Juventus will have a great future.”
The 28-year-old, who can play as a right-back and a wing-back, cost the Old Lady €10.5m from Lazio.
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