Juve keen on Del Piero deal
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus are eager to keep their talismanic striker Alessandro Del Piero in Turin.
Juventus president Giovanni Gigli has confirmed the club are working on a deal to keep their talismanic striker Alessandro Del Piero in Turin.
The Italian international decided to stay loyal to the Old Lady despite their demotion to Serie B this season as punishment for their involvement in the match-fixing scandal.
Chasing his 200th goal in black and white, Del Piero is more than content to continue with the fallen giants, with Gigli delighted to extend his contract.
"Del Piero will never be a problem for Juve," declared Gigli.
"He's a player with personality and he won't be distracted by talk or by the 200th goal, which has not yet arrived.
"He's discussing with Alessio Secco and Jean-Claude Blanc about the contract renewal."
At the weekend Del Piero looked more than a little disappointed to be substituted by manager Didier Deschamps, as he chased his landmark goal against Triestina.
However, after a time to reflect, Del Piero has concluded he has no problem with Deschamps' decision, insisting he is relaxed about the situation and is not letting it affect his natural game.
"The goal number 200 will arrive," he said.
"I have already scored 199, I have no problems in having scored one more or one less.
"Why was I replaced? You have to ask Deschamps."