Pirlo, speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League second leg in Turin, said the Kenyan was more than capable of performing at the top level.
Pirlo said: “You can see he has the ability to be one of the top midfielders in Europe.
“He has the quality and physical attributes to boss games.
“In the summer I would expect there to be interest in him from some of the biggest teams in Europe.”
Wanyama has been linked to a number of clubs across the continent, and Neil Lennon has valued the midfielder at £25million.
Meanwhile Mirko Vucinic has started the mind games ahead of Wednesday’s game, saying that “the tie is already over”.
Vucinic said: “Celtic cannot overcome a 3-0 deficit and we’re totally calm ahead of the second leg.”