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May 20, 2014

Massimo Ambrosini may call it quits

Massimo Ambrosini says he may retire from the game after his contract with Fiorentina, which expires this summer, was not renewed.

Ambrosini will become a free agent at the end of June, but the 36-year-old told to La Gazzetta dello Sport that he may not even try to find a new club.

"I'm going to take a bit of time to reflect on my future," he said. "I'm not sure I'll play another season in Italy, unless I get an offer I can't refuse. If I were to play abroad, it would also depend on what the offer is, but I also have to consider that I'll be 37 in 10 days' time.

"I'm physically fine, but I wouldn't have any problem retiring. Calling it a day when I'm still fine is an option that I'm not going to exclude."

Ambrosini leaves Florence with more than a few regrets. He played just 21 times in the season just ended, rarely featuring in the second half of the campaign. "I don't feel disrespected, but I am a bit surprised by some of the technical choices made with regards to me in the second half of the season," he said.

"I would have liked to have played a few more matches, particularly some of the big ones towards the end of the season. It was a magnificent year and I had so much joy that I didn't think I would get to have again. I've never hidden the fact I would have liked to have played on here in Florence, but the club told me they had taken a different decision."

Ambrosini was capped 35 times by Italy and spent 18 years of his career with AC Milan before being released by them last summer.

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