Pass master Andrea Pirlo could end his wonderful career in the Premier League, after contract negotiation between himself and Juventus were revealed to have been unsuccessful.
After being released by AC Milan at the end of the 2011 season, Pirlo revitalised his career after Juventus took on the ageing pro everyone thought was passed his best. Prior to fears he was too old to cut it at the top, The Italy international enjoyed a wonderful first season at Juve, with his career seemingly gone from strength to strength.
Now though, Juventus have only got three months to renew his contract before clubs can table their contract offers, which is a worrying sign for Juve’s manager Antonio Conte.
For me there are three Premier League clubs he would ideally fit into; Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham, all of whom base their game around their midfield.
Pirlo would love the responsibility of coming in an dictating games in the Premier League, and it's a fairly certain assessment that any of those aforementioned clubs would jump at the chance to take him on.
The club that currently lead the chase for Pirlo is Real Madrid, with new manager Carlo Ancelotti expressing a deep interest in him, having previously worked with him at AC Milan. While age might not be on his side, Pirlo has expressed no interest in ending his career.
At the age of 34 Pirlo is no spring chicken, but there is still a lot left in his tank. Whether or not Premier League clubs will be willing to take the risk is another question.
Of course there is the chance Pirlo could end up playing his days out in China or Qatar, receiving vast sums of money in the process, but one gets the feeling it's more about the football with this Italian great.
To conclude, there are no shortage of world clubs who would want Pirlo but, due to his age, there may not be many sides willing to take a gamble.
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