|By JAMES WILLOUGHBY
Francesco Totti believes Alessandro Del Piero will provide Australian fans with the "best possible advert" for Italian football.
Del Piero, 37, who has made over 500 Serie A appearances for Juventus, stunned the football world when he signed a two-year deal with A-League outfit Sydney FC on Wednesday.
And Totti, who is also a hero of the Serie A after an ongoing 20-year stint at Roma, said "very happy" with Del Piero's to Australia.
"Well done Alex," Totti posted on his official website.
"I've today been told that you will start a new adventure with Australian side Sydney. I'm very happy. Challenges for a champion like you never come to an end.
"Your ability and your way of being is the best possible advert for Italy across the world. I wish you good luck."
Totti played international football with Del Piero, winning the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.