Del Piero joins Sydney FC despite late Liverpool interest

The Italy international has decided to continue his career in Australia after reaching an agreement with the A-League side over a two-year deal
Sydney FC have completed the signing of Alessandro Del Piero on a free transfer despite interest from Premier League side Liverpool, can confirm. The experienced attacker has signed a two-year deal with the A-league side, worth €2 million (£1.6m) per season.

Del Piero was available on a free after Juventus opted not to renew his expiring contract this summer, and the former Italy international will now continue his career in Australia.
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Sydney FC already announced on Friday that Del Piero had agreed to finalise a deal with the Sky Blues, with CEO Tony Pignata travelling to Italy this week to complete the move.

Liverpool made a late swoop for the 37-year-old on Tuesday, but their attempt has proven unfruitful as Del Piero has opted to join Sydney instead, and has inked a two-year deal with his new club.

A press conference has been scheduled, where Del Piero is expected to confirm his decision to leave Europe for an adventure at Sydney FC.