The midfielder is the latest player to leave Milan for his motherland…
Mark van Bommel has also announced he’s leaving Milan this summer for a return to PSV Eindhoven. “Maybe one day I’ll return as a Coach.”
The Dutchman is following in the footsteps of Alessandro Nesta, Gennaro Gattuso and Pippo Inzaghi in walking away from San Siro when his contract expires.
“I am leaving Milan and going back to Holland,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“Life is like that, at a certain point you have to move on. When I arrived here, everyone told me this club was like a family. I have to say, it was all true.”
He has already played his last game in a Milan jersey, as he is injured and therefore unavailable for Sunday’s match with Novara.
Van Bommel has enjoyed a successful period in Milan, claiming the Serie A title last season and it is believed the club offered him a new deal for the 2012-13 campaign worth €2 million.
However, the defensive midfielder has opted to rejoin the side he made his name at, previously representing PSV between 1999 and 2005.
In a successful career now spanning 20 years, Van Bommel has also represented Fortuna Sittard and Barcelona.