On Transfer Deadline Day Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero has agreed to join Sydney FC. Sydney FC CEO Tony Pignata will fly to Italy this weekend to finalise the contract which would make him the biggest signing in Australian sport history and will also become the highest paid sportsman in Australia.
Sydney FC have been in talks with Del Piero for a few days now and they were very public over the negotiations giving public updates on the talks over Twitter and their website. Tony Pignata worked alongside Lou Sticca from Tribal Sports Management in engineering the move which wasn’t even alive a few days ago.
This is a massive boost to Australian football and the A-League with all fans pushing and supporting the move over the past few days since negotiations started. Many fans expressed their support for Sydney FC as they took on clubs like Celtic, Sion and Tottenham and even clubs in the USA.
Sydney FC expect to break even with the deal with Del Piero expected to earn $2 million in a 6 month contract although you can expect Sydney FC’s crowd attendances and especially memberships to be on an all time rise in the coming weeks after pulling off the biggest coup in Australian sport. This signing will put Sydney FC on the footballing world map with them trending worldwide tonight on Twitter.
Another incentive that may have persuaded Del Piero is the way he could leave his stance on Australian football, just like what Beckham has done in the United States and also the strong support of Italy in Australia. He also has the luxury of the Australian summer and its sandy beaches.
Australian football can’t wait for him to arrive, which will be sure to be a rockstar welcome.
Written by Tom Moxey
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