Tottenham are one of a few Premier League clubs being linked with the midfield maestro that is Andrea Pirlo.
After a star performance against his former team earned Juventus a 3-2 victory at rivals AC Milan, including a goal and an assist, interest has rocketed in acquiring his signature.
The 34-year-old midfielder has proved that age is just a number through endless consistent match-winning performances, and his recent form has attracted the attention of top English and Spanish clubs according to a number of sources.
Pirlo's contract expires next summer, alerting a number of clubs to his availability. The clubs interested are no small names, with not just Tottenham, but Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid said to be interested in the playmaker.
The interest is understandable, as the Italian is still playing the football of his life and he may be available for a bargain next summer, at which time he will be 35.
Currently however, it seems the Lilywhites are leading the chase, as Gianluca Vialli, the ex-Juventus striker, has been quoted as saying he has heard rumours that there has been contact beween Pirlo and Tottenham.
Despite the interest, Pirlo is content in Italy and is enjoying his football at Juventus, as when asked about the interest, he said that 'Juve are my priority'.
Although, an encouraging sign for Tottenham and the other interested parties is that he also said that 'if I had to change, perhaps I'll go abroad. I'll certainly continue playing for a high level team'.
So, next summer, or even perhaps in January, expect a fierce battle for his services. We may be seeing him boss the midfield in the Premier League in the next few months!
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