Tottenham interested in Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo continues to make headlines even at the age of 34, and it is not just because of his abilities on the pitch. Rumours about the Italian international joining Tottenham have grown in the last few days after former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli said that there has been contact between the two parties. According to the Daily Mail, he said on Sky Italia,
‘I heard the rumours from London that there are contacts between Pirlo and Tottenham for next season.’
Most Chelsea fans will have fond memory of Vialli, who is still heavily in touch with England. Since he has been able to suggest something as concrete as this on television, there certainly must be a development in the background.
Pirlo continues to be an influential player for Juventus even at this age, but his contract runs out at the end of the season. He has stated in the past that he would not stay at Juventus just because he has been a great player. He would stay in Turin only if he added value to the squad. He has been a regular and has scored one goal in the league. His age may be a major factor in deciding his future, but it seems that Tottenham are monitoring the situation.
Pirlo has long been linked with moves abroad with the likes of Chelsea and Paris St Germain interested in his services. He is also incredibly close to former Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti, which may prompt rumours about an impending move to the Santiago Bernabeu.
If Pirlo does come to the English Premier League, the pace of the game is going to be crucial in determining his success. The Italian Serie A has always been viewed as slow in place when compared with the English Premier League and settling in may be difficult given his age. As a name, Tottenham will surely welcome this World Cup winner with open arms.