New rumors about the Chicago Fire and Alessandro del Piero are spreading among fans. The club has been linked to the striker in the past, and his recent free agent status has added fuel to the gossip. However, I do not think the team is interested in spending more than a million dollars on a player who is 37 years old.
Piero Linked to MLS
Alessandro del Piero has been linked to MLS multiple times. Since he is now a free agent after leaving Juventus, the rumors have only increased. It is not surprising to see an aging striker linked to Major League Soccer because many players have considered the move to the U.S. in the past. Sometimes MLS becomes a preretirement playground for European players.
Piero's name has been connected to several MLS clubs in recent months, and the Chicago Fire has been one of them. His alleged transfer to the Montreal Impact has been another popular rumor. However, the club has never confirmed or denied the possible status of this move. It has remained as a rumor among fans and the media.
Piero Linked to Other Leagues
Rumors about Alessandro del Piero's future have not been limited to Major League Soccer. He has been linked to the Mexican Premier League and River Plate. In addition, the most recent gossip focuses on Piero's possible interest in Japan. On June 10, Goal.com indicated that the striker may be considering a move to Japan. After spending 19 years with Juventus, Alessandro del Piero has remained silent on the clubs he is considering in the future.
The Chicago Fire Rumors About a Deal
The Chicago Fire allegedly expressed an interest in the Italian striker and offered him a deal worth $1.5 million. The club has not confirmed the validity of these claims that continue to be spread among fans. I think the Fire may have briefly considered him, and this contributed to the gossip. However, I doubt that the team would be willing to offer a large deal for a player who is 37 years old and getting very close to retirement.
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