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Alessandro Del Piero could be set for MLS

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Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero could be set for another big move.

The former Juventus icon moved to Australia in 2012, signing for Sydney FC where he has performed remarkably well, netting 24 times in 48 games for the Sky Blues.

Well now it seems like the 39-year old has had enough down under and is looking for a new challenge, possibly in the MLS.

The forward was the favourite for the vacant Head Coach gig at his A-League side, but has turned it down with a view to another move across the world.

And according to Italian reporters Gianluca DiMarzio and Nicolò Schira, the former Italy national team captain is eyeing up a move to either North America, China or Japan.

His former manager Marcelo Lippi is currently in charge at Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande so there is a link there. Former West Ham United and Bologna midfielder Alessandro Diamanti also plays for the team, having completed a €6.9 million deal in February.

From a report on MLSTransfers:

"Nicolo (Schira) has told MLS Transfers exclusively that Del Piero is gaining interest from Japan, China and MLS, specifically DC United and that Adidas might be helping to pull the strings.

Adidas is a main sponsor of Del Piero and is also a headlining sponsor of MLS, with all 19 clubs wearing Adidas kits. They apparently are having a big say in why the 39 year old should be heading to America."

So DC United fans, would you be happy with the Old Lady's equally old man starring in attack for you. Or would not even a World Cup winner be able to get Eddie Johnson some goals right now.

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