Italy legend is unsure if he will stay for a third season at the Sydney Football Stadium.
Alessandro Del Piero has admitted he is considering his future at Sydney FC and may not return after the 2013/14 season.
The 38-year-old is currently preparing for his second term with the Sky Blues in his native Italy where they will embark on a six-match tour that includes a friendly against his first ever club Padova.
With his contract at the Sydney Football Stadium up for renewal next summer Del Piero revealed to the Italian media that he will listen to his body and then make a decision as to whether to keep playing up until his 40th birthday.
“At my age prospects are always short-term,” Sportal report. “It may be my last year, it may not.
“I’ll decide after Christmas.”
Del Piero made a marked impact on and off the field during his first season with Sydney, scoring 14 times in 24 games playing in a withdrawn role behind the striker although manager Frank Farina hinted last month that he will spearhead the attack in the new term.
Tentative discussions are already thought to have taken place with the Italy legend about extending his stay with the club past 2014.