Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign the Juventus icon Alessandro Del Piero.

The north London rivals face competition for his signature from QPR, after the Italian international revealed he will be finishing career away from Serie A.

The 37-year-old striker spent 18 years with Juventus, winning six league titles, a Champions League and a Coppa Italia. But the World Cup winner has ended his association with the Turin club and becomes a free agent this summer.

A number of clubs from across Europe's top leagues are keen to sign Del Piero, but the Italian has promised not to rush his decision, and will take a couple of weeks to decide on the best place to end his career.

According to talkSPORT, Del Piero said: "I've not chosen any path yet, but I'm looking for the best solution for myself and my family. Obviously my future will not be in Italy with another club. I'll certainly move abroad."

Del Piero ended his Juve career in memorable fashion, as the club completed a remarkable unbeaten season to clinch the Serie A title.

The Italian marksman could now be set to join Arsene Wenger, who famously guided his Gunners to their own unbeaten season eight years ago, but Harry Redknapp is also reportedly interested in securing his signature.

It could be an interesting transfer tussle this summer between the two north London clubs, as both are also thought to be competing for the signing of Ajax captain Jan Vertonghen.

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