Turin, Italy: Former Italy and Juventus forward Alessandro Del Piero is joining Sydney FC in a deal that will make him the highest-profile player in the A-League.
"For the next two years I suppose I can say that I'll be Australian," Del Piero said on Wednesday. "I'm starting a splendid and fantastic adventure. I couldn't have chosen a better situation or a better place."
The two-year deal is reportedly worth $2 million per season, which will make Del Piero the highest paid athlete in Australia's four football codes, including rugby league, rugby union and Australian Rules.