Wednesday January 18 2017
Pirlo: 'Bright Milan future'

Former Milan midfielder Andrea Pirlo sees a bright future for the Rossoneri, thanks to Vincenzo Montella and his squad of young Italians.

The 37-year-old had already revealed his future after football and talked about the strengh of the MLS, and went on to discuss matters in Italy.

Has Pirlo heard anything about rumours of Sami Khedira joining New York City from Juventus?

"I have no idea about the transfer market, I'm a player," Pirlo told La Repubblica. We are a competitive team, the first to have reached the playoffs just two years from the birth of a club.

"Now we seek a further breakthrough, it depends on the work ahead."

Pirlo then went on to discuss the current situation in Serie A, concentrating on former sides Juventus, Inter and Milan.

"Juve? They have a great leadership. In Italy they are the strongest, it was enough just to rediscover their rhythm.

"A setback every now and then is good. In Europe they can go all the way, even if the Champions League has many variables.

"Inter have recovered well, they have prospects. The team is full of good players."

What about previous talk about Paolo Maldini returning to Milan in an official capacity?

"There have been few champions like Maldini, he would want to pass on everything that he has been for Milan. It's a shame.

"If [Marco] Fassone contacted me too? I heard the rumours, but I'm still playing and I would not be able to hep a club out, whether that be Milan, Inter, Juventus or Brescia.

"In the future I will see. The negotiations with the Chinese will be seen in the coming months.

"For now their football does the talking and I see a bright future, thanks to the work of Montella and many Italian players."

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