Unfortunately, the ethereal Andrea Pirlo is not immortal, and the fateful day will come when he'll hang up his boots and proceed elsewhere with his perfectly feathered hair.
Having been in the Serie A for more with a decade, Andrea has achieved more than most players could ever dream of: a World Cup trophy, multiple Champions League trophies and a few Scudetti to boot.
He has won everywhere he has gone and has left a lasting legacy both at the club level and on the Italian national team.
However, Pirlo turns 34 years old in May. Juventus needs to start seriously scouting for possible replacements for one of the greatest deep-lying playmakers who ever lived.
Here is a list of five potential players who could try to fill Pirlo's massive boots.