Alessandro Del Piero has reassured fans his book does not state he will leave Italy at the end of the season, as the wrong blurb was published.
There was controversy this morning when Amazon.it put the upcoming autobiography on pre-order with a synopsis suggesting it was his final campaign in Serie A.
“After 20 years of an extraordinary career, Alessandro Del Piero leaves Italian football. But he leaves it in his own way,” read the blurb for Giochiamo Ancora (Let’s keep playing), which is released on April 24.
However, Del Piero’s official website released a statement this afternoon confirming a completely different synopsis was sent to all bookstores.
“20 years after his debut in professional football, having won (and lived through) everything with the Juventus shirt and Italian Nazionale jersey, Alessandro Del Piero is going through a turning point in his career.
“He still wants to live life to the full in his final years as a player, but also has the experience to commit a first outline to the pages of a fresh, agile and intense book.
“This is how Del Piero has decided to share what he learned from the world’s most beautiful game, including what guided him through these years: the values he intends to transmit, maybe to those who today dream of wearing that Number 10 jersey.”