Del Piero suggests contract issues nearly settled

Former Juventus and Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero suggested

Wednesday that his contract situation with Sydney FC could be

resolved soon and that he’s not overly concerned by the issue.

The club and Del Piero’s management team, including brother

Stefano, are believed to be negotiating terms for the optional

second year of his two-year contract.

There had been speculation the 38-year-old Del Piero would leave

the last-placed Sydney FC at the end of the A-League season.

Del Piero told reporters Wednesday that ”everything is clear

for me and the club … the contract, it’s not a stress here for


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