”I Think Therefore I Play’ autobiography of Andrea Pirlo in which he let out the truth that he was sold out to Barcelona when Milan rejected Guardiola’s invitation. Berlusconi disapproved of talking at all, specifically when Barcelona was ready for an agreement.
Pirlo said, “I remember talking to Guardiola, and he then told me that Barcelona was miles away from other clubs, which later turned out to be the case. He was looking for a midfielder who would rotate with Xavi, Iniesta, and Busquets and who would work with Messi. He pointed his finger at me and said I was that player.”
“He was convinced I had everything I needed to play on his team. To be honest, I would crawl to Barcelona if only I was asked, it was the best team in the world. Still, some other things decided in that story, and my career has gone the other direction.”
Andrea Pirlo is one of the best midfielders and Serie A icons.