Lampard welcome Pirlo in New York


New York:The 36-year-old won six Serie A titles with AC Milan and Juventus, two Champions Leagues with Milan and the World Cup with Italy in 2006. Juventus have agreed to end his contract a year early so he can move to the US on a two-and-a-half-year deal. His new team-mates in New York include ex-Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard and Spain striker David Villa.

“What a signing! Welcome to the club Andrea Pirlo!” wrote Lampard on Facebook.

What a signing! Welcome to the club Andrea Pirlo! NYCFC #welcomepirlo

Posted by Frank Lampard on Monday, July 6, 2015

Pirlo will officially move on 21 July, meaning he will not make his debut alongside Lampard in Sunday’s league game against Toronto FC at Yankee Stadium.”I had several opportunities to play outside of Italy, but I never had a doubt in picking New York,” Pirlo said.