Μετά από ένα δυσάρεστο τέλος στη σεζόν με τη Γιουβέντους, ο Αντρέα Πίρλο έφυγε από τη Βέκια Σινιόρα, κατευθυνόμενος προς το MLS.


Pirlo signed for Juve on a free transfer from AC Milan in 2011 and has since become a key member of the Italian club’s side. But why did he leave?

Well, during an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pirlo explained a desire to walk out of Serie A with his head held high was behind his decision to leave for New York City FC. He also revealed that he didn’t want to be forced out of the club, so thought it was time to move sooner rather than later.

He said:

It was time to leave. The idea of not being the protagonist at Juventus affected my decision-making. I preferred to make the decision to walk out myself rather than wait for others to send me away. Even if we'd have won the Champions League final [which Juve lost 3-1 to Barcelona], I'd have left. I'd thought about it for a while. Certainly losing made me consider it more. New York City is a great challenge and I like new challenges. We're beginning from scratch here – this team didn't exist until around six months ago. It's a little like when I arrived at Juventus in 2011. We were essentially starting from scratch then, too. I had four fantastic seasons with a winning team that brought terrific results.
Andrea Pirlo

On 6 July, it was announced that Pirlo had completed a move to New York City FC in America as their third designated player alongside Frank Lampard and David Villa. 

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