Andrea Pirlo was allowed to leave AC Milan on the grounds that he was past his best, but the Italian midfielder has been one of the best players in the Italian league over the last two seasons. He has helped Juventus win back-to-back Italian Serie A titles and they are now looking to win a third consecutive title this season. However, there have been several rumours about the future of Pirlo at Turin. This is primarily due to the age of the midfielder. At 34 years of age, he does not have a long time left in football.
He has said that he wants to remain at Juventus for the coming seasons as well, but he is not looking to be a burden to the club in the attempts to do so. Pirlo will be seeing over the coming months his performance with Juventus in various competitions and he will be assessing his future. Pirlo, though, has quashed any rumours of a possible retirement at the end of the season by saying that he wants to carry on playing for quite a while. Juventus face a big struggle to win the title for the third consecutive season. A number of their rivals have strengthened, while pre-season has also not been good for Antonio Conte’s men.
“Of course I will continue to play, we’ll see where. I have already spoken to the club and we will meet again at the end of the season to decide. My priority is to stay at Juve but I do not want to be a burden to anyone. Through the years it has been said I should stay just because my name is Pirlo. But I want to feel important and help towards the success of the team. If that’s not the case, I will go,” said Pirlo.