Thursday, April 24, 2014

Adidas may be promoting Del Piero transfer to MLS (UPDATES)


Via sportwitness.ning.com

A ton of news came out today regarding that Italian legend Alessandro Del Piero was considering coming to MLS but nothing more concrete than Nicolo Schira, a writer for Panorama and commentator for several television stations.

Nicolo has told MLS Transfers exclusively that Del Piero is gaining interest from Japan, China and MLS, specifically DC United and that Adidas might be helping to pull the strings.

Adidas is a main sponsor of Del Piero and is also a headlining sponsor of MLS, with all 19 clubs wearing Adidas kits. They apparently are having a big say in why the 39 year old should be heading to America.

More information to come.

Update 4/27/14: Nicolo Schira has told MLS Transfers that sometime this upcoming week a decision will be made by Del Piero. That situation is the same as it was late last week. The former Italian international has options in Japan, China and MLS, supposedly the club being DC United. Look out for more information in the coming days in this space.

Update 5/2/14: After reports from both Nicolo Schira and David Amoyal (Twitter: @DavidAmoyal) saying that Del Piero is in preliminary talks with LA Galaxy, MLS Transfers can confirm talks between Del Piero, MLS and Adidas have started. Del Piero landed in LA yesterday and had lunch in Santa Monica. Today, a source confirmed a Major League Soccer representative went out to California to meet with Del Piero and two senior level Adidas directors to talk about a possible deal to bring the 39 year old to the league. It is unknown what team, how long, or when he will be signing. More details to come.

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