Andrea Pirlo has admitted that this Champions League will probably be his last as he considers a departure from Juventus.
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The Italian superstar arrived at the Old Lady in 2011 when he was released on a free transfer by AC Milan. Over the last four years, he has become a lynchpin of the Juventus side, claiming a remarkable quartet of domestic championships.
However, according to Foot Mercato, the 35-year-old, who also won two Champions League titles and two Serie A crowns with Milan, believes he has come to the end at Juve.
The Italy international believes that the Bianconeri have come to the end of the cycle and is looking for a foreign challenge—indeed, despite being linked to a switch abroad, to date, Pirlo has played the entirety of his 20-year career in Italy.
There would doubtless by sides in some of Europe’s major leagues who would be interested in both Pirlo’s myriad of technical skills and his experience, but the player’s admission that this Champions League campaign may be his last, perhaps indicates that he has his sights set further afield.
Pirlo still has one year left on his contract with Max Allegri’s side.