Agent believes Juventus legend Del Piero ideal for MLS

The Bianconeri have already confirmed that the legendary No.10 will leave the club at the end of the season and he has been heavily tipped to move to the United States.
Italian football agent Antonio Caliendo believes that Alessandro Del Piero should move to MLS when his time at Juventus comes to an end at the end of the season.

The Bianconeri announced in October that they would not be renewing the legendary No.10's contract when it expires in the summer and since then he has been linked with a number of clubs across the globe.

However, the United States has emerged as his most likely destination and Caliendo believes that Del Piero would flourish on the other side of the Atlantic.

"Well, if it was up to him, he would have continued at Juventus," the agent mused during an exclusive interview with "So, now, I think that Del Piero is carefully considering his alternatives. Personally, I think MLS would be ideal for him because there he could display his immense talent.

"Think of people like [David] Beckham, who, thanks to MLS, has managed to extend his great career, bringing significant revenue to the entire U.S. soccer movement and also himself. A player of the caliber of Del Piero would be suited to MLS."

Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has already expressed his interest in bringing Del Piero to the Ennio Tardini and Caliendo believes that joining the Gialloblu is a viable option for the former Italy international.

"Well, it's not a solution to be dismissed," he argued. "Del Piero is very attached to his family. They are of great importance to him. Maybe he could make a choice like that made by Roberto Baggio when he decided to finish his career at Brescia. He could do great things with [Sebastian] Giovinco."

The 37-year-old Del Piero has now made over 500 appearances in Serie A for Juventus, which he joined from Padova as a teenager in 1993.

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