Del Piero committed to Juve
Alessandro Del Piero claims he is ready to sign a blank contract with Serie A giants Juventus.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 26/02/11 2:03pm
Alessandro Del Piero claims he is set to sign a blank contract in the hope of staying with Serie A giants Juventus.
Del Piero has flatly denied that he was holding out for more money in talks over a new deal and the Juve captain, who is out of contract in June, is now set to stay on in Turin.
The 36-year-old has made a record 667 appearances and scored 280 goals for the Bianconeri in a career spanning two decades.
"I've signed my first blank contract with Juventus," he said in a video on his official website.
"I'll sign my last one to wear this jersey blank too.
"The driving force in my career has always been a deep love for football, for the Juventus colours and for its fans.
"It's not about money. I've earned a lot in my life, though I could have earned more if I'd accepted certain offers.
"I spoke with the president (Andrea Agnelli) not about financial matters but my willingness to make myself available for next season.
"My passion and my will to win that has been with me from the Viareggio (youth) tournament to the World Cup, not to mention Serie B.
"My ties to the colours and the fans cannot be measured in numbers."