Reproduced from Football-Italia.net
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has confirmed that this will be Alessandro Del Piero’s final season at the club.
Speaking at a shareholders meeting on Tuesday, the Signora chief admitted that the No 10’s playing career with the outfit will end in the summer.
“Our captain Alessandro Del Piero really wanted to stay with us for what will be his final year in Bianconero,” Agnelli noted.
“Let’s dedicate a massive round of applause to him.”
There has yet to be a comment from the Del Piero camp, but it was widely accepted before today’s announcement that the Italian would leave in 2012 at the end of his contract.
The veteran, who signed a new 12-month deal earlier in the year, will celebrate his 37th birthday in November.
The Azzurri international joined the Turin giants in 1993 from Serie B side Padova and he’s gone on to break numerous club records.
He’s also won just about every major trophy with the side, as well as staying loyal to the Old Lady following their demotion to Serie B in 2006.
It’s unclear whether Del Piero will retire from the game next year or go and play his football in a foreign country.
He’s already underlined that he wouldn’t play for another Italian team after Juve.