Andrea Pirlo very nearly joined the Premier League…
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Much revered Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo has admitted in his newly released autobiography that he almost joined Chelsea five years ago.
“It was August 2009 and I’d reached agreement with Chelsea, the club where Ancelotti had just come in as manager. Carlo was like a father and a teacher for me, a kind, friendly man who knew how to make things fun,” he said.
However, AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi blocked a move, even though Pirlo eventually joined Juventus two years later.
Pirlo is now 34-years-old, and has won everything there is to win in football including a World Cup and a Champions League title.
He would undoubtedly have lit up the Premier League, and it’s a shame the English football public never got to consistently watch the graceful midfielder consistently at close quarters.
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