Andrea Pirlo accepts offer to New York City F.C.
UPDATE 06/24/2015: Andrea Pirlo’s move to New York City F.C. has been confirmed by European sources. Neither N.Y.C.F.C. or Juventus have made the official announcement but it is expected by Friday. The exact amount of money or duration of contract are unknown at the moment but I’ve heard as much as a net worth of $5 million per year from Ron Waxman ( @RonWaxman on Twitter).
World Cup hero and Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo, 36, has reportedly accepted an offer for a summer move to New York City F.C.. Pirlo still has one big game left in UEFA to play this weekend as Juventus takes on F.C. Barcelona in the Champions League final in Berlin.
Pirlo has spent the past four years with the Italian giants, but has recently stated his intentions to play beyond the end of his contract with the club. N.Y.C.F.C. have long stated their intentions of signing a third designated player and seemed to have reeled one in after Xavi denied them of his services for a better payout from Qatari club Al Sadd.
While nothing has been officially announced, the idea of such a legendary passer and dead-ball specialist plying his trade for a team that has frustrated its fans with their lack of service is tantalizing. More word on this developing story as more becomes available.
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