Andrea Pirlo joins New York City FC from Juventus

 Playmaker Andrea Pirlo is joining New York City FC from Italian champions Juventus later this month, the clubs said on Monday.

Reuters| Last Updated: Jul 06, 2015, 22:15 PM IST
Andrea Pirlo joins New York City FC from Juventus

Turin: Playmaker Andrea Pirlo is joining New York City FC from Italian champions Juventus later this month, the clubs said on Monday.

The 36-year-old, who has never played for a club outside Italy, has won Serie A titles in each of his four seasons at Juve after moving there from AC Milan in 2011.

"I have been wanting this experience for a long time and now that the opportunity materialised I wanted to take it," he told New York City FC`s website (www.nycfc.com).

"I had several opportunities to play outside of Italy, but I never had a doubt in picking New York for the enthusiasm of the people that come to watch the team."