Juventus' Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini (R) is seen in the tribune ahead of the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Napoli on August 31, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Isabella Bonotto / AFP)

ROME, BALIPOST.com – Veteran Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini underwent successful surgery on a torn knee ligament the club said on Tuesday, saying they expected him back in action in six months.

The eight-time reigning champions have signed 20-year-old Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt.

The young Dutchman had a poor Serie A debut at the weekend as Juventus conceded three goals in the second half at home to Napoli before escaping with a 4-3 victory.

The defensive display suggested that the loss of the 35-year-old Chiellini, who watched from the stands with his knee in a brace, will be a blow.

“This afternoon, Giorgio Chiellini underwent surgery to reconstruct the anterior cruciate ligament of the right knee,” said Juventus, describing the process as perfectly successful.

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Juventus can also count on Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele Rugani in central defence, along with Turkey’s Merih Demiral, signed from Sassuolo. (AFP)


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