Why I left Chelsea for Juventus – Attacking midfielder reveals

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Samuel Iling-Junior has explained why he left Chelsea for Italian club Juventus. The attacking midfielder signed for Juve in 2020 as a free agent from Chelsea.

The 19 year old told The Times: “Yes, definitely, but that’s the thing, in football you have to be fearless.

“I have nothing against Chelsea. They will always have a special place in my heart, I grew up there, I was there from the age of eight, so of course they tried to keep me, but I only looked towards Juventus.

“Mainly it was for their history. You look at the amount of trophies they have won and the people who have played for the club. It’s not a small club. It is easy to be attracted to a club like Juventus, they breed winners. So that’s what I needed to do to be a winner.

“The dream of playing in the Champions League is what you talk about with your friends when you are younger. That’s what you dream of, every time I step out on the field I want to be at that level.”