The average age of New York City FC increased today with the news that the club had finally completed the transfer of Juventus star Andrea Pirlo From Juventus.
The 36-year-old Pirlo, is coming to MLS on the back of a Champions League Final appearance and three consecutive Serie A Player Of The Year awards.
“I have been wanting this experience for a long time, and now that the opportnity materialized, I wanted to take it,” Pirlo said in a club statement. “This is a club on the rise that shares my same hunger to achieve important results in the league.”
“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 watch the team.
“I met with the coach, Jason Kreis, and he gave me a fantastic impression of the club. He has well defined ideas in mind, and I am sure we will get on well and create a good relationship to train well and try to win together.”
With a tribute on their website, Juventus thanked the 36-year-old for four seasons in Turin, in which he won four successive Serie A titles.
New York City FC are the hottest team in the Eastern Conference, with four wins from their last five league games, and the addition of world class talent like Pirlo and Lampard should only make then better.
It will be interesting to see how Pirlo and Lamps adapt to MLS and playing with less talented players who will not see the same things on the pitch as they do.
Do you think that the arrival of Pirlo and Lampard make NYC FC favorite to reach the MLS Cup from the east?