Alessandro Del Piero could be set to swap life Down Under on the sunny shores of Sydney for a season of cold wet nights in Yorkshire next season if current rumours are to be believed.
The 39-year-old has spent the past two years in the Australian A-League, thriving with club Sydney FC where he scored an impressive 24 goals in 48 appearances as the team’s marquee signing.
But despite proving a success during his 24-month spell with the club, it would appear that the Italian is eager to embark on one final football-based adventure, having opted not to renew the two-year deal he first signed with the Australian club.
Back in 2012, the World Cup winner attracted a raft of attention from Premier League clubs, with the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers all linked with moves for the forward.
The player made no secret of his desire to move to England either, telling the Corriere Dello Sport, at the time that: “England is a place where the football is so good.”
Del Piero ultimately opted to move Down Under for a taste of something different but, despite his age, the Italian could yet be tempted into one last swansong with England offering a variety of options for the Juve hero.
Premier League football may be beyond him, but the forward could yet do a job – in the short-term at least – in the Championship.
Leeds United, for instance, would most likely welcome the Champions League winner onto their books with the club currently too reliant on 28-goal hero Ross McCormack, who could yet depart the club in the summer.
Alternatively, wheeler-dealer-in-chief Harry Redknapp could also be tempted into a bid should QPR fail to make an immediate return to the Premier League.
With no end to the number of Championship sides who would jump at the chance of landing Del Piero, the Italian could yet achieve his dream of playing in England.