Sivori tells Del Piero: Come to River Plate

The son of Millo and Juve legend Omar Sivori has put his support behind a transfer to Argentina, and even offered the star a place in his house if he accepted
Argentine agent Nestor Sivori has launched an impassioned plea to Alessandro Del Piero to sign for River Plate in the 2012-13 season, and follow the example of his legendary father who became an icon at both Juve and the Buenos Aires institution.

Nestor, the man responsible for bringing Fernando Cavenaghi and Alejandro Dominguez to the Monumental following the Millo's historic relegation, is the son of the late ex-Argentina and Italy international Omar Sivori.

Dubbed the 'Maradona of the Sixties' after the emergence of Diego on the world scene, Sivori lifted three consecutive Primera Division titles with River before moving to Turin and winning three Serie A trophies in a glittering eight-year spell with Juve.

Del Piero is now out of contract with the Vecchia Signora and has been linked with rejoining former team-mate David Trezeguet in Nunez and Sivori Jr. believes it would be a fantastic move for both player and club.

"If it was up to me to decide, Del Piero would already be wearing the shirt that belonged to my father, just as it belonged to Moreno, Labruna, Di Stefano and Enzo Francescoli," the representative explained in an interview with Tuttosport.

"There will be no problem with Del Piero's documentation to work in Argentina. In Argentina as well, we are very sensitive to talent; because talent is ageless."

Sivori admitted that, despite Del Piero previously declaring that he would not rule out a move to South America, there was plenty still to be defined before a switch could become reality.

"It will depend on various factors. The decisive factor is Del Piero's wishes, and the last three games [of the Nacional B] as well because River are still not mathematically promoted, although we are almost there."

River would face strong competition for Del Piero's signature, as Swiss side Sion and Montreal Impact of MLS have also been reported as possible destinations for the 2006 World Cup winner.