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
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.