Former Italy, AC Milan and Juventus midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo visited Chelsea’s training ground on Friday, and it sparked some wild reactions.
The 37-year-old is on holiday in London with his family, and he took the opportunity to visit his former boss Antonio Conte and other members of staff that he worked with in Turin.
While most supporters were limited to reacting to what they saw on social media, here’s one fan was who particularly excited to meet the legendary Italian midfielder…
With the Master ?? pic.twitter.com/pUjvXdg0TO
— Cesc Fàbregas Soler (@cesc4official) December 9, 2016
Pirlo, a World Cup winner, a Champions League and Serie A winner on multiple occasions, is currently plying his trade with New York City FC, but that hasn’t stopped some excitable Chelsea fans hoping that he makes the move to London in some capacity.
Meanwhile, Conte enjoyed a little joke at his press conference on Friday as he addressed Pirlo’s visit and evidently enjoyed seeing his former player.
“I’m happy for his visit with his son and we have a good relationship,” he told the media. “Andrea comes here only to visit and he has a contract in America and he’s enjoying it there.
“No, he didn’t train. But he’s still able to do a good session!”
Certain Chelsea fans are hoping for a little more than that Antonio…
— Andrea Pirlo (@Pirlo_official) December 8, 2016
— Rafael Mario Anakwue (@RafMarioAnakwue) December 8, 2016
@Pirlo_official Blue heart. Nice. Coming to cheer on Conte on Sunday pal?
— #CarefreeDaily ? (@CarefreeDaily) December 8, 2016
— SharanTweets (@chelsboytweets) December 8, 2016
@Pirlo_official are you going to Sundays game, to watch conte?
— . (@Mohd_CFC_) December 8, 2016
@Pirlo_official COME TO CHELSEA
— Johannes Kemppainen (@Jaukkr13) December 8, 2016
— B Rhymes (@BurkaRhymes) December 8, 2016