5 World Class players who regret not joining Real Madrid
#4 Andrea Pirlo
Pirlo has played for Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus. The Italian legend could have easily ended up at Real Madrid but his love for AC Milan made him stay at San Siro.
The Rossoneri, however, let him walk away after his contract ended. He moved to Juventus and won 4 back-to-back Serie A titles before joining New York City FC in MLS.
In an interview with Marca Plus, Pirlo revealed: “In 2010, I could have became a Real Madrid player. There was Capello as manager and many players contacted me to try and convince me to go there. But I was under contract at Milan and there was nothing that could have been done to leave. They were 10 years at Milan in which I won everything that could be won and I am happy to have played for three of Italy’s biggest clubs. I am disappointed to not have played for great club like Real Madrid.”