The former Juventus star wants to play one more season, but cannot find a club.
Alessandro Del Piero has been talking about his future this week. The 91-cap Italian legend, who won the World Cup with the Azzurri, is now 40-years-old and is considering whether to continue with his playing career.
He has not played in nearly a year since a stint with the Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League but prior to that he was linked with a move to Leeds United.
Calcio in Italy are reporting that Leeds were keen on the player, with Italian-owner Massimo Cellino looking to bring his countryman back to the club.
So, with Del Piero in the news, should Leeds consider bringing him in on a free transfer?
He would be a prestige signing. In terms of a business decision it would make sense as the merchandise revenue from Del Piero’s arrival would be great for Leeds.
However it would be a backward step. At 40 Del Piero is well past his prime and did not shine in Indian football last year.
Not to mention the fact that his wages would likely break the strict structure that Cellino has placed on the squad.
A few years ago, maybe, but now the time is not right for someone like Del Piero to waltz through the door at Elland Road.
The club must stay focused on their current crop of players with a once dream move for Del Piero surely in the past.