Andrea Pirlo vows to save troubled first club Brescia from bankruptcy
Andrea Pirlo is to step in to save his first club Brescia from falling into further financial strife.
The Juventus and Italy playmaker began his career with the Lombardy club, departing for Inter after his first full season at the Stadio Mario Rigamonti.
Subsequent spells at Milan and Juve have earned Pirlo five Serie A titles and two Champions League medals.
However, with Brescia perilously close to bankruptcy, the 35-year-old has vowed to intervene in an attempt to rescue his home-town side from oblivion.
"I talked to important people, people that really matter in the game," Pirlo told Il Giornale di Brescia.
"You know how much I cherish Brescia, I am suffering for the team that raised me.
"I’ve done everything in my power, talking at length with those involved.
"I will reach out to more contacts, I will not give up."
Italian reports have also suggested that Azzurri legend Roberto Baggio, who ended his career with a four-year stint with Brescia, could return to the club in a coaching capacity.
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