Del Piero announcement set for Wednesday
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Sydney FC are rumoured to have finally signed Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero following further negotiations on Tuesday.
Various media outlets are reporting that Del Piero and his brother and agent Stefano have already put pen to paper on a $2 million six-month deal.
It is understood that an announcement officially confirming Del Piero’s signature will be made tomorrow at 11am Turin time (7pm AEST).
Negotiations have been ongoing between Sydney FC and the Italian striker since Sky Blues CEO Tony Pignata and player agent Lou Sticca arrived in Turin on Monday, following Sydney’s premature announcement that Del Piero had agreed terms with the club on Friday.
The club quickly withdrew claims of an official agreement, stating only that they would continue negotiations by flying to Italy, but Sydney now seem set to secure Del Piero despite interest from the MLS, FC Sion, Braga, Tottenham and Celtic.
If the reports prove correct, Del Piero is likely to fly to Sydney within the next two weeks to join with the Sydney squad, preparing for their first A-League fixture in a month’s time.
Del Piero, a World Cup winner and former Juventus captain, would become the biggest signing in A-League history, with suggestions that Sydney’s membership base could double if the Italian legend signs.
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