Alessandro Del Piero will land in Australia this weekend after agreeing to continue his career with Sydney FC.
The Juventus idol has signed a two-year contract with the A-League side after his deal in Turin expired at the end of last season.
“It’s fantastic news that he is arriving on Sunday and we look forward to integrating him into the Sydney FC team,” stated Coach Ian Crook.
“He is coming out a little bit earlier than we had thought which is good and shows he’s a pro and is keen to get started – which we knew was the case.
“As a coaching and medical group we’ll have a chat to him and a good look at him so we can plan through that process.”
Sydney FC Chief Executive Tony Pignata added: “He is eager to get here and start working with the team.
“There has been a lot of excitement surrounding his signature and we can now look forward to him joining the rest of the squad.”