The 10-year adventure has come to an end for one of Italy’s best defenders ever…
Alessandro Nesta stated he will leave Milan at the end of the season to further his career outside of Europe.
The 36-year-old centre-half, whose Milan contract expires in June, will put an end to a 10-year stint with the Rossoneri, having joined the club from Lazio in 2002 in a 30.5-million-euro deal.
Even though he was linked to many clubs, but “the high pace of the Italian league, the Champions League and the Italian Cup means that I can’t play all the time. And I’m not one to sit and wait on the bench”, Nesta said.
“I have won so many things, but out of respect for the club and my team-mates I have decided to try a different experience at a club in which I can do something good.”
He insists he has not signed with any club, though, but adds that he would “very happily” join the MLS.
Since arriving at San Siro, Nesta has helped Milan to win two Serie A crowns and two Champions League titles, among other pieces of silverware.
“The first Champions League that I won is the best memory I have from this club,” he said.
“I leave Milan disappointed because we hoped to win a league that was within our reach.”
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