Here in the Football Transfer Tavern we always hold the ambition to see the finest players in the world featuring in the Premier League at some stage of their career.
One player we certainly would love to see grace the English elite is majestic Italian midfielder Andrea Pirlo.
John Edwards from Mail Online has now created a frenzy in the tavern by revealing that the Juventus star could be planning to end his playing career in England with his future in Serie A appearing uncertain.
Despite his exceptional form with the Old Lady over the last few years, Pirlo is reportedly on trial with the club as he seeks to win another contract from coach Antonio Conte.
If Juve decided against offering the 34-year-old an extension to his current deal, he could then begin searching for a new team abroad with moves to the Premier League and La Liga on his wishlist.
His current contract expires at the end of the season and if negotiations prove unfruitful, Pirlo could be made available for sale during the January transfer window as the Italian side look to cash-in.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was a known admirer of the midfielder while Jose Mourinho may seek to bring the former AC Milan man to Stamford Bridge.
While in Spain, Real Madrid would probably be most interested given his previous relationship with Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti who he worked with at the San Siro.
Conte clearly has doubts about Pirlo’s future given his age as Juve bid for their hat-trick of titles in Serie A and will sit down with a verdict expected to be made in January. Punters in the tavern will be then hoping that his time in Turin could be soon coming to an end.
If Pirlo did come to the Premier League, who could do with his midfield craft the most? Let us know your thoughts below.
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