Nedved confirms Juve exit

30 May 2009 06:14
Veteran midfielder Pavel Nedved has confirmed his exit from Juventus after eight years with the Italian giants. The 36-year-old, who won nearly 100 caps for the Czech Republic, joined Juve from Lazio in 2001 and helped the club to two league titles, as well as helping them regain their top-flight status following the Calciopoli scandal. A statement on the club's official website from Nedved confirmed: "After eight years at Juventus the time has come to say goodbye and thank all the fans, team-mates and the club for all the support I have received. "I particularly want to thank my wife Ivana and our children, who have accompanied me during this extraordinary journey. From Monday onwards, I will think about my future. "I will continue to feel close to Juventus and I'm particularly grateful to the Agnelli family for giving me the opportunity to play for this great club."

Source: ESA