Alessandro Del Piero joins Everton and the Premier LeagueJuventus legend Alessandro Del Piero has joined Everton on a one-year contract, seeing him earn 27k per week until July 2012.
With his arrival at Everton, Del Piero, 36, brings a wealth of experience to Goodison Park, and will wear the No. 10 shirt for the Toffees.
"Pardon me for asking, Mr. Barton, but is the signing of Del Piero really a signing, or just one for him to sit in the Reserves and tutor the youngsters at the club?" One journalist from the Mirror asked, during the press conference officially unveiling the Italian as an Everton player.
"What a nonsensical question," Barton replied, shaking his finger at the journalist. "Of course I signed him to be with the first team. Only twats sign players to put them in the Reserves!"
"But what if things don't work out?" The Mirror journalist quizzed further.
"I'm very certain things will," Barton grunted. "Alessandro is a great player. He still has that spark even though he's 36 now and I'm certain he can score the goals for us."