Report: Sydney FC sets sights on Del Piero

Australian football club Sydney FC reportedly plans to try and

sign former Juventus and Italy forward Alessandro del Piero as its

marquee player for the next A-League season.

Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata is quoted as saying in

Wednesday’s edition of the Sydney Morning Herald that his club had

already approached Del Piero through his management and was ”going

to go for it as hard as we can.”

Pignata says ”the board is 100 per cent behind this. We believe

he’s the perfect marquee player. This is not a gimmick, it’s deadly

serious.”

The 37-year-old Del Piero became a free agent in May after

playing a record 513 matches for Juventus. His 91 appearances for

Italy make him the nation’s fourth most-capped player.