Andrea Pirlo was sold out to Barcelona when Milan did not accept Guardiola’s invitation. Berlusconi declined to talk at all, especially when Barcelona was ready for a contract, Pirlo who is one of the best midfielders and Serie A icons, divulged in his autobiography ”I Think Therefore I Play’.
Pirlo added, “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.”