Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has dropped a huge hint that he will be making a move for veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo
Pirlo is arguably one of the best midfielders of modern football and the Italian international has enjoyed a glittering career at the top level for over 15 years.
Following his starring role in Juventus’ brilliant campaign last term, Pirlo drew a close to his time in top level European football by joining MLS side New York City FC.
Despite being 36 though, many felt that Pirlo still can perform consistently at the highest level and following the end of the MLS campaign, it has been reported that the midfielder could well make a return to Europe on loan during the January transfer window.
New York City FC’s parent club, Manchester City, were said to have been interested in signing Pirlo but the Premier League side are unlikely to be exploring such an avenue.
Pirlo could be set for Inter move
Recently, Pirlo’s former club Inter were reported to be keen on the 36-year old and now manager Roberto Mancini has fueled the speculation by stating that he is open to the idea of bringing back the Italian international to the San Siro.
Mancini told Inter’s official website, “I’ve not spoken to him. But anything can happen in football. MLS is over for the season so maybe he wants to rest, but I’m sure clubs will be interested if he fancies a return to Italy because he’s a fantastic player.
“He’s a champion — not your average player. He has amazing technique and reads the game quicker than most other players.
“In the future we may look at players with similar characteristics because we have players that are very physically strong and they can give us more when the pitches cut up a bit.”