Del Piero set to join Delhi Dynamos

The former Juventus striker is all set to pen a deal to play in the inaugural edition of the new league promoted by IMG-Reliance...

Alessandro Del Piero is expected to sign for Delhi Dynamos on Sunday, Goal can confirm.

The former Italy international has agreed personal terms with the Delhi franchise, owned by DEN Network and shall put pen to paper soon.

On being questioned after the international players draft of the Indian Super League (ISL) whether the Dynamos have signed their marquee player, Vaibhav Manchandra, son of DEN Network’s owner, said, “We will announce at an appropriate time.”

It is reliably learnt that Stefano Del Piero, the player’s brother and agent was in India last month to hold discussions with the Manchandas over a possible move to India.

Del Piero scored 208 goals in 513 appearances for Juventus and also won the World Cup in 2006 where he famously scored against Germany in the semi-final.

With the Italian stating his intention of extending his playing career for another season, his agent mentioned that they will take stock of the situation before deciding his next career move.

When Goal contacted Stefano earlier this month, he remained diplomatic but confirmed of an interest from India.

“During the last (few) weeks, we have received inquiries from several teams, not only from India but also from other countries. There is a lot of interest in Alessandro,” he told Goal.

If all goes well, Delhi fans will get to see Del Piero play week in, week out at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.