Official: Andrea Pirlo Joins New York City
Juventus have confirmed Andrea Pirlo has left the club to sign for New York City FC.
The Italy international had long been linked with a move to the MLS franchise and the reigning Serie A champions have now made his departure official.
“Andrea Pirlo has announced that he will continue his career in the United States, bringing the curtain down on four extraordinary seasons with the Bianconeri,” a statement on the official Juventus website reads.
“Pirlo has ended his magnificent four-year stay at Juventus after officially completing a move to MLS outfit New York City.
“The mercurial midfielder represents the beginning and, until now, the progression of a cycle that has seen the Bianconeri return to the top table of football in Italy and Europe. His visionary passing, pinpoint assists, spectacular goals and masterful free-kicks have been instrumental in the club’s continued rise.”
He will join fellow big names such as Frank Lampard and David Villa at New York City FC.