I am amazed that it has reached this point, but with a little over six months left in Andrea Pirlo’s contract, it looks like Juventus are finally going to add a little urgency into the negotiations.
Pirlo is free to talk to non-Italion clubs on 1 January, and the midfield maestro fueled speculation he would like to listen to offers from elsewhere after Friday night after Italy’s 1-1 draw with Germany.
“It’s got nothing to do with figures and I’ve never demanded a guaranteed place in the team either,” Pirlo said. “All I’ve said is that I want to carry on playing because I’m enjoying it and I feel good. I still want to play regularly and at a certain level.
“If it’s at Juventus or another club, we’ll see. Certainly I’m not ruling anything out. I don’t yet know how talks over my contract will go. We’ve got the whole season still to come and there’s still time to talk about it.”
In a bid to sign arguably their biggest star, Juve are said to be willing to drop their requirement that the 34-year-old Pirlo only get a one-year deal, buy offering him a two-year contract.
We will have to see if Juve have left it too as if Pirlo does decide to move to another team for two seasons he will have his pick from the biggest clubs in Europe.