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Martin Caceres confirms Juventus exit in emotional tribute

By James Richards

Published: 16:48, 19 June 2019

Juventus defender Martin Caceres has stated he will “never forget” his time in Turin after bidding farewell to the club on social media.

The Uruguay international – currently on loan from Lazio – has played his last game for the Old Lady and will head back to the capital after completing his third spell with the Serie A giants.

Caceres in Turin: Five key things to know…

  1. Caceres first joined Juve in 2009 on loan from Barcelona.
  2. The 32-year-old has played 86 times for the Old Lady in Serie A.
  3. The Uruguayan, capped 90 times, has also played in La Liga and the Premier League.
  4. Maurizio Sarri has recently been appointed Juve boss.
  5. Caceres has confirmed he will be leaving this summer.

In an emotional statement on Instagram, the defender said he will “never forget” his time with the club.

The 32-year-old re-joined the Italian champions in January, replacing the departing Medhi Benatia, who left to continue his playing career in Qatar. Caceres went on to make nine appearances, winning his sixth league title with the club.

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With Maurizio Sarri announced as the new Juve boss, the popular defender will not see his present loan deal, which expires at the end of the month, renewed or made permanent.

The player admitted the club will always have a place in his heart with his family being Juve through and through.

“My family are all Juventus,” wrote the defender on Instagram.

“My son Leo was born in Turin and is a Juve fan, while my daughter Martina has spent her whole life here. I will never forget you.”

The 32-year-old played 119 times in all competitions for the Old Lady across three spells, also lifting three Supercoppa trophies and clinching two Coppa Italia medals.

He is currently at the Copa America with Uruguay, who thrashed Ecuador 4-0 in their opening game on Monday.

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