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Andrea Pirlo joins New York City FC from Juventus

July 06, 2015 23:00 IST

Andrea Pirlo of Italy smiles during a training session. Photograph: Claudio Villa/Getty Images

Playmaker Andrea Pirlo is joining New York City FC from Italian champions Juventus later this month, the clubs said on Monday.

The 36-year-old, who has never played for a club outside Italy, has won Serie A titles in each of his four seasons at Juve after moving there from AC Milan in 2011.

"I have been wanting this experience for a long time and now that the opportunity materialised I wanted to take it," he told New York City FC's website (www.nycfc.com).

"I had several opportunities to play outside of Italy, but I never had a doubt in picking New York for the enthusiasm of the people that come to watch the team."

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