‘City were the best choice’ – Juventus star reveals reasons behind surprise Blues move

first_imgItalian maestro Andrea Pirlo has admitted the challenge of a move to MLS side New York City proved hard to turn down.The veteran World Cup winner was heavily linked with Chelsea this summer but opted against moving to the Premier League for the first time in his careerThe 36-year-old, who still had one year left to run on his Bianconeri contract, decided his “cycle was over” at Juventus and insisted he could not see himself playing for another club in Europe.“I needed a new challenge, and the City were the best choice,” Pirlo said.“I had four fantastic years [at Juventus] where we started from scratch and built a winning team which achieved tremendous success. I hope to do that here in New York too.”The midfield magician, who completed his free transfer switch to the Big Apple on Monday, added: “I was sad to leave, but we all have to make choices in life, and it was the right time to leave Italy, I’d played with the best teams (Inter, Milan and Juve) and I didn’t see myself in another shirt.” 1 Italy midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo last_img read more