Monday February 20 2012
Deschamps would welcome Del Piero

Marseille boss Didier Deschamps has invited Juventus idol Alessandro Del Piero to join him in Ligue 1 next season.

The 37-year-old will leave Turin in the summer once his contract at the Old Lady expires, but he will play on.

“I have respect for what Alex has done in his career,” Deschamps told Rai Sport. “He’s a champion whom I have had the good fortune to have as a teammate and then a player.

“If he chose to come to Marseille then I would welcome him with open arms.”

Deschamps played alongside Del Piero in Turin, before the Frenchman took charge of the club’s Serie B campaign after Calciopoli which led to instant promotion.

Del Piero is expected to carry on his playing career outside of the peninsula once he does end his Bianconero love affair.

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