— New York City FC (@NYCFC) July 6, 2015
New York City FC have signed Andrea Pirlo to join David Villa and Frank Lampard and the man himself confirmed his arrival with a smooth “Yes Pirlo, yes party” Vine.
From NYCFC’s official website:
In an exclusive interview with NYCFC.com, Pirlo said:
“I have been wanting this experience for a long time and now that the opportunity materialized I wanted to take it. This is a Club on the rise and shares my same hunger to achieve important results in the League. I am hoping to win.”
“I had several opportunities to play outside of Italy, but I never had a doubt in picking New York for the enthusiasm of the people that come watch the team.”
“I met with the coach, Jason Kreis, and he gave me a fantastic impression of the Club. He has well defined ideas in mind, and I am sure we will get on well and create a good relationship to train well and try to win together.”
Juventus said goodbye to Pirlo, who was with the club for four seasons (and won Serie A four times), with a tribute video.
Meanwhile, it’s thumbs and beards up in New York.