Saturday February 26 2011
Del Piero: 'I'll sign a blank contract'

Alessandro Del Piero has pledged his future to Juventus regardless of renegotiations. “I'll sign a blank contract, the last of my career.”

The captain's current deal expires at the end of the season and a new draft has not yet been drawn up, but he moved to reassure fans it was only a formality.

“I do care to point out that my ties to this jersey and to my fans cannot be measured in numbers,” he wrote on his official website,

“I signed my first Juventus contract blank, and I will sign blank the last contract of my career wearing this jersey.

“A profound love for football, the Juventus jersey and team's fans have been always the reason and engine of my career.

“Not money: I've earned a lot in my life and I could have earned even more, playing somewhere else if I accepted the offers made to me numerous times, even in the latest period.

“I've talked to the President, not about the financial aspects, but about my will to play also next season, about my determination, professionalism, my passion, my wish to win more, the wish that has been always within me, from the Viareggio tournament to the World championship, let alone Serie B.”

This is Del Piero's 19th campaign for Juventus.

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