Del Piero leaning towards USA
Alessandro Del Piero's agent has suggested the Juventus legend will move to the USA after rejecting an approach from the Premier League.
Last Updated: 25/11/11 11:40am
Alessandro Del Piero's agent has suggested the Juventus legend will move to the United States after rejecting an approach from the Premier League.
The 37-year-old's contract at Juve expires at the end of the season and he will not be offered a deal to stay with the Serie A leaders.
The striker has previously expressed an interest in playing in England and has been linked with moves to Blackburn Rovers and Queens Park Rangers.
However, Del Piero's representative Enzo Bronzetti believes the former Italy international is most likely to move to Major League Soccer after emerging as a target for several American clubs.
"I think he can go there," said Bronzetti in the Daily Star. "American football is said to have been on the rise for years, but now it is.
"In the last few days the leaders of Seattle, Chicago came to Italy and now come those of the Galaxy. Del Piero is highly respected in the United States.
"For Spain and England, I really do not see it. I know there was already an approach (from the Premier League), but with the Americans..."
Meanwhile, Sion president Christian Constantin has confirmed he is not giving up hope of persuading Del Piero to shun a move to the MLS in favour of heading to Switzerland.
"I have not yet talked to him, partly because I read he'd like to go to America," Constantin told TMW.
"Of course I still believe in this move. We will play two games and then I'll make contact.
"I can tell you now that I will call Del Piero in a couple of weeks. I'll talk it over with him and see what he thinks about my proposal."