Andrea Pirlo has refused to rule out a move to the Premier League next season, with the World Cup winner giving little away when asked about his future with Juventus.
The Italy international’s current deal expires at the end of the season and he is yet to agree to an extension on the deal, however he is unsure whether he will still be playing his football in Turin.
He is keen to continue playing past the World Cup in Brazil, and has admitted that he does not know where he could be playing, which opens the doors for various Premier League clubs to bring in the talented midfielder.
He has his doubts whether Juventus want to offer him a new deal, with the likes of Arturo Vidal in fine-form as well, whilst the club also want to tie talented French youngster Paul Pogba to a new deal, so Pirlo is already looking to the future.
At the opening stages of the Serie A season, Juventus’ general director Giuseppe Marotta admitted that the club was in no rush to negotiate a new deal with Pirlo, and any talks of a new contract would be decided in March of 2014.
Hence the reason the speculation is still ongoing, after Italy’s match against Germany, Pirlo said: “I don’t know, there’s a whole season ahead of us and we’ll talk about it at the right time. I am optimistic, always.
“I want to keep playing because I have fun and am in good shape, we’ll see if it’s with Juventus or another team, but I won’t rule anything out.”
So far, Andrea Pirlo has made the same number of appearances in the league as fellow midfielders Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba; however Juventus can still offer him a lot more than many clubs especially in the deep lying playmaker position.
He too has a lot to offer any team, with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all interested in what the talented Italian has to offer, whichever team he opts to move to, or even stay with Juventus, he will prove to be a key asset.
He has spent his entire career in Italy, proving to be a key player to Juventus ever since he arrived at the club from AC Milan in 2011. But his patience, technically precise play amongst a handful of other qualities would be beneficial to a variety of Premier League clubs.
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