Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs monitoring Andrea Pirlo contract situation
The Premier League big boys are said to be keeping a close eye on Andrea Pirlo’s contract situation amid rumours that the Italy great could end his career in England.
Juventus are still deciding whether to offer the veteran midfielder a new deal. If Antonio Conte’s side decide not to extend the 34-year-old’s, he is not likely to be short of suitors.
The Daily Mail reports that Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs would all be willing to take a gamble on the Italy international. Real Madrid, managed by Pirlo’s former AC Milan boss Carlo Ancelotti, would also be interested.
The circumstances are reminiscent of Frank Lampard at Chelsea last season. As with Lampard, an ageing midfielder is continuing to produce the goods on the pitch but his current club is uncertain whether he merits a new contract.
The player will also have a big say. He wants to ensure he is a regular starter for the remainder of the season.
Reports suggest that Juve would even consider tearing up the final six months of Pirlo’s contract in January if he’s not featuring for them. They would allow him to move on to a club of his choosing as a thank you for his sparkling form since joining them in 2011.