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Pirlo to stay on at Juventus

2014-06-11 11:14
Andrea Pirlo (Official Juventus FC website)

Cape Town - Massimiliano Allegri made no use of the midfielders pinpoint passing at AC Milan when he was in charge and now the maestro is playing some of the best football of his career at The Old Lady. 

Andrea Pirlo has just inked a new deal to extend his stay at Juventus until June 30, 2016.

The 35 year old is currently on his way to Brazil for the World Cup having won three consecutive Serie A titles and two Italian Cups has been a pivotal player for Juventus ever since joining in 2011.

He has featured 131 times in the black and white stripe jersey in what is 11 344 minutes with 30 assists, 87% passing rate and 14 goals, “The Professor” as he is dubbed said on the day he arrived at the club, "I can't wait to start winning in these colours.  I'm sure I can repay the great reception I've been given in these first few days by putting in the utmost dedication and hopefully by winning some big prizes too."

It was a big surprise for Milan fans that Allegri let the player leave who has played a major role in the Rossoneri history books.

Pirlo started his career at Brescia with minor stints at Inter Milan and Reggina. He then moved to AC Milan in 2001 and played in what could be considered as the best team in AC Milan's history alongside Gennaro Gattuso, Kaka, Clarence Seedorf, Alessandro Nesta, Andrea Shevchenko and legendary Captain Paulo Maldini.

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