Pirlo: I could still play abroad

Andrea Pirlo Italy

Despite being on the brink of extending his contract at Juventus, midfielder Andrea Pirlo insists he may still test himself overseas.

Andrea Pirlo has been absolutely instrumental in Juventus' success this season and has been a reported target for several teams, including Chelsea and Tottenham.

The Italian international who is best known for his magnificent free-kicks, was the creative hub of the Juventus midfield as they sauntered to a third consecutive Scudetto.

Juventus have been worried that they may lose Pirlo at the end of the current campaign as his contract is set to expire, but by all accounts his renewal is more or less a certainty.

However, that doesn't mean that Pirlo will never be seen in the Premier League, La Liga or Ligue 1, as Pirlo pointed out.

"It's true that I would have liked to experience football in another league and I have had various opportunities in the past," Pirlo told L'Equipe.

"I have always chosen to stay in Italy, but in the future who knows?"

Pirlo will turn 35 later in the month, but fellow Serie A veteran Luca Toni who is finding the target regularly for Verona, he is showing no sign of slowing down.

"I am enjoying myself at the moment," the ex-Milan man asserted. "I don't feel tired or strained, so I want to carry on for a bit."

If Pirlo were to sign off on an additional year at Juventus, he would be 36 by the time he might consider playing in England.

Pirlo's words may have been noted by several Premier League clubs, but it remains to be seen whether he could make such a large transition in the final years of his career.

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