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  • Ex-Italy star played under Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri at Juventus

Sam Morshead For Mailonline

Italy legend Alessandro del Piero is the latest footballing great to express his desire to see Leicester claim a remarkable Premier League title.

The Foxes sit seven points clear at the top of the standings with three games of the campaign remaining and will become the new champions of England on Sunday if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Del Piero, who played under Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri during their time together at Juventus, has bought into the fairytale story, which he says proves that ‘nothing is impossible in sport’. 

Alessandro del Piero is the latest footballing figure to say he wants Leicester to win the Premier League

Alessandro del Piero is the latest footballing figure to say he wants Leicester to win the Premier League

The Foxes sit seven points clear at the top of the standings with three games of the campaign remaining

The Foxes sit seven points clear at the top of the standings with three games of the campaign remaining

Del Piero has bought into the fairytale story, which he says proves that 'nothing is impossible in sport'

Del Piero has bought into the fairytale story, which he says proves that ‘nothing is impossible in sport’

ALESSANDRO DEL PIERO: FACTFILE 

Date of birth: November 9, 1974

Age: 41

Clubs: Padova, Juventus, Sydney, Delhi Dynamos

League appearances: 585

Goals: 234

International caps (Italy): 91

Goals: 27 

Honours: World Cup (2006), Serie A (1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2012), Coppa Italia (1995), Italian Super Cup (1995, 1997, 2002, 2003), Champions League 1996), UEFA Super Cup (1996), Intertoto Cup (1999)

‘Leicester are ever closer to the Premier League title,’ the 41-year-old Sky Evening News.

‘I really hope it ends the way we all hope it will, because this really is something to tell our grandchildren, it shows that nothing is impossible in sport.’

The former Azzurri captain, who made 91 appearances and scored 27 goals for his country before retiring from the international game in 2008, lathered former club Juve in praise in the week they secured their fifth successive Serie A title.

The Old Lady were confirmed as champions without even kicking a ball on Monday, when Napoli lost at Roma, and Del Piero paid tribute to another excellent campaign. 

The Old Lady were confirmed as champions without even kicking a ball on Monday, when Napoli lost at Roma, and Del Piero paid tribute to another excellent campaign. 

‘I can’t fail to mention at the end of this extraordinary week what Juventus have done,’ he said.

‘Encased in a single season is everything we experienced when we won the first of these five Scudetti, coming from Serie B through two difficult seasons where we finished seventh in the league.’ 

The ex-Italy international played under Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri during their time together at Juventus

The ex-Italy international played under Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri during their time together at Juventus

Leicester will become the new champions of England on Sunday if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford

Leicester will become the new champions of England on Sunday if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford

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