Former viola man David Pizarro; in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, has spoken of his desire to return to Italy just three months after returning to his native Chile. At first it seemed like the 36 year old had returned home to finish his career but 'Pek' has spoken of his dissatisfaction with club football playing for Santiago Wanderers.
Despite a Copa America win for the national team in the summer, Pizarro spoke of a general apathy towards live football among the Chileans:
"There are wonderful new stadiums with teams followed by only 300 spectators"
Moving his family away from Chile may not be too much of a problem, as his children were born in Italy, between Udine and Florence. Pizarro adds that he is happy that Fiorentina has found success this season but that the team in his heart is Roma, who he tips for a scudetto win.
Released by Fiorentina in the summer and at 36 years old, some may consider Pizarro as too old for a return to Serie A, but his quality in the role of midfield playmaker lessens the impact of any decrease in pace. Out of all the out of contract players released from Fiorentina as part of a drive to trim the wage bill; Pizarro has been the most sorely missed among the fans. There is no doubt that if Pek can find the right team, he can certainly prolong his career on the peninsula.