Friday June 29 2012
Peerless Pirlo is priceless, say Juve

Italy and Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo is priceless, insists the man who signed him on a free transfer from Milan.

Pirlo has had a season to remember after guiding Juve to the Scudetto and now masterminding Italy’s progression to the Final of Euro 2012.

“Players like that have no price, but he has an absolute value,” Bianconeri director general Beppe Marotta stated.

“He is a great professional and the most important thing is that he continues to make the difference next season too.

“Pirlo was superb against Germany in the semi-finals and I think he has been the best signing of my career.

“Sometimes favourable opportunities appear and you have to take them, it was like when I signed Antonio Cassano for Sampdoria from Real Madrid.”

Pirlo, 33, left Milan last summer on a Bosman after the Diavolo opted against offering the playmaker a new contract.

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