Former Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio is reportedly ready to sign for Monaco as a free agent this evening.
The 32-year-old midfielder terminated his contract by mutual consent this week, much to the surprise of many supporters.
Born in Turin and growing up in the Bianconeri youth academy, he spent his entire career at the club save for a 2007-08 season loan at Empoli.
He would not get regular playing time under Max Allegri, so preferred to walk away and continue his career elsewhere.
Overseas clubs were mooted, including Montreal Impact, Nice and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to this evening’s reports, Marchisio is in Monte Carlo ready to sign a contract with Monaco.
Meanwhile, Marchisio's wife posted a cryptic message on social media this evening: "It is better to be missed than tolerated."