Sydney FC sign Italian legend Del Piero

Last updated 22:28 31/08/2012
Alessandro Del Piero
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MOVE DOWN UNDER: Sydney FC have signed Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero.

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Sydney FC have landed one of the biggest signings in A-League history with Italian great Alessandro Del Piero agreeing to join the club.

The Sky Blues confirmed the deal on Friday evening after two days of talks with the former Juventus forward.

The 37-year-old had been in talks with several clubs but Sydney chairman Scott Barlow said Del Piero had rejected the other offers to move to Australia.

''This is huge for Sydney FC, huge for the A-League and huge for  Australian football,'' Barlow said.

''We feel honoured that Alessandro has decided to play for Sydney FC and we share his excitement that a move to Sydney FC will create  a lasting legacy for football in this country.''

Sydney FC chief executive Tony Pignata will head to Italy over the weekend to finalise the deal with the 2006 World Cup winner.

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