As Landon Donovan, arguably the greatest American player to step foot on a pitch, is set to retire, Bruce Arena and the Los Angeles Galaxy are reportedly aiming to replace him with Italian legend, Andrea Pirlo, according to ESPNFC.
Ever since 2002, Pirlo has been a centerpiece for the Azzuri attack, and has spent the majority of his career with Serie A powerhouses AC Milan, before completing a move to Juventus in 2011. Winning the 2006 World Cup, along with runner ups during Euro 2012, Pirlo brings in tons of experience that will help keep the Galaxy as the elite of the MLS.
However, obstacles remain in the negotiations, as the Galaxy reportedly want Pirlo to join the side in January, when Juventus will only be halfway through its Serie A campaign. Making Juventus weary to such an agreement, as well as Pirlo who most likely would want to help Juventus out before switching jerseys.
While no confirmation has been made, Arena was asked if the Galaxy were interested in Pirlo, to which he replied, "We are looking at a player of his caliber."