Believing it wouldn’t come back to hurt him, prior to joining Juventus, AC Milan allowed there star player to leave for free after he made the minimum appearances for the last 10 years in Serie A. They thought it wouldn’t come back to haunt them but it really did as Andrea Pirlo was a classy signing by the Old Lady and that too for free.
The midfielder experienced a second coming, transforming Juve’s fortunes and pulling the strings in their first officially recognized Serie A title win since 2003. Not only that, he guided Italy to a surprise Euro Cup final run in 2012 thus confirming his capabilities as one of the finiest and purest midfielders of the current generation.
With the rise of another sensational and a coup signing by Juve, Paul Pogba seems to be on a rise and slowly taking over the midfield anchorman’s duty at Old Lady. His talent is such that he kept Marchisio on the bench for a number of games.
The relationship between Antonio Conte and Pirlo, rumours are beginning to circulate that he won’t renew his imminently expiring contract that, as it stands, will allow him to walk for free in 2014. Those rumours further suggest that Juve could opt to sell him in January, with Arsenal monitoring his situation.
As we all know Arsene Wenger has recently landed in a few clever moves in free transfers of Flamini, reports suggest that he would be clearly monitoring Pirlo’s situation closely which would be another epic signing by The Gunners.