Del Piero set for Sydney switch
Former Italy star set to become A-League's most lucrative ever signing
Last Updated: August 31, 2012 11:33am
Alessandro Del Piero: Set to move Down Under and play for Sydney FC
Italy legend Alessandro Del Piero is set to seal a move to A-League side Sydney FC, the Australian club have confirmed.
The 37-year-old is a free agent after bringing the curtain down on a glittering career at Juventus at the end of last season.
A number of clubs were linked with a move for the forward, including SPL champions Celtic and Swiss side FC Sion.
However, it is the Australian outfit who have moved into pole position, with Sydney officials flying to Europe in order to conclude a deal.
Should the move be finalised, it would reportedly become the most lucrative in A-league history.
Sydney chairman Scott Barlow said: "This is huge for Sydney FC, huge for the A-League and huge for Australian football.
"We feel honoured that Alessandro has decided to play for Sydney FC and we share his excitement that a move to Sydney FC will create a lasting legacy for football in this country.
"I want to thank [chief executive] Tony Pignata and [agent] Lou Sticca for the outstanding work over the last few days in progressing discussions with Alessandro and look forward to Tony finalising the contract in Italy over the coming days."