A rumor turned into a sad reality: After 21 seasons as a professional in our Serie A, Andrea Pirlo will leave Italian football for joining MLS and play for the New York City FC. Right away. Yes, because yesterday Pirlo has announced Juventus of his decision: he will go away as early as next July, and not from January as initially hypothesized. Juventus will respect the choice of the player, as well as done with Tevez.

Pirlo will begin the adventure with the New York City starting next July 1, when the company will be able to formalize the deal. The goal of the American management is to deploy Andrea on July 12, in the first match of the season against Toronto, the team in which plays Sebastian Giovinco.

The player would have already found a home in Soho, New York City neighborhood located in the borough of Manhattan. Waiting for him will find David Villa and Frank Lampard, his teammates, but also a population of fans that is already crazy about him. Pirlo is leaving, after 16 trophies between AC Milan and Juventus and three between the National team.

As the Americans would say, dear Andrea, “thanks for all the memories”