Andrea Pirlo 'close' to a move to New York City

Andrea Pirlo reportedly spoke to New York City officials at Yankee Stadium

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Juventus star player Andrea Pirlo could be closing in on a move to New York City FC, reports suggest.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding the 36-year-old's future after the Champions League final and it is now rumoured that he will be signing for the American team next week.

The midfielder attended a baseball game at Yankee Stadium, which also hosts New York City's matches, and spoke to the Major League Soccer' club's chief executive Ferran Soriano.


Toronto FC player and former Juventus forward Sebastian Giovinco told Sky Sport Italia: "I spoke to Andrea and told him what I think: That this is an experience worth having.

"Of course, then only he can decide his future."

The Italian champions' manager Massimiliano Allegri said that the club was in no way planning to let the former AC Milan player leave but he "must decide for himself" if he wishes to stay in Turin.

Pirlo has amassed 119 appearances with the Vecchia Signora, scored 16 goals and won the Serie A four straight times and the Coppa Italia once.

If the Italy international decides to leave then he will be joining former Barcelona striker David Villa and Chelsea legend Frank Lampard.