We saw Dennis Bergkamp retire after 11 years with Arsenal. As remarked before, this is increasingly becoming a rarity when we have players like Ashley Cole ready to bolt because Arsenal cannot afford to pay for his pound of flesh. With Juventus, it is the same with Fabio Cannavaro already gone to Real, Lilian Thuram and Gianluca Zambrotta signed up with Barca. And Trezeguet and Ibrahamovic looking for a way out.
Alessandro Del Piero will not be bought. He wants to stay in Juve even though he has many offers and he knows that with relegation to the Serie B, they will not be playing in the European Champions club. His playing career could be over because of his decision. He joined Juventus in 1993 at the age of 18 when there were Bianconeri like Roberto Baggio, Gianluca Vialli, and Fabrizio Ravanelli.
As Deven Alvares reports, the Juve fans appreciate Alessandro Del Piero or Pinturicchio as he is affectionately called -a name that means so much to Bianconerros all around the world. He is our pride and joy, our legendary captain, the servant, flagpole, and the symbol of our beloved Juve. There will never be another player like him for years to come.
Soccer fans all over should pay a tribute to these players who uphold loyalty and honor to their club more dear than lining their pockets for a few more bucks.