Alessandro Nesta has confirmed that he is leaving AC Milan after this weekend’s game against Novara with Major League Soccer in America a likely destination for the 36-year-old defender.
“When I finish the season I think about the following one, and I think that with the rhythm of the season, what with the Champions League and everything else, I won’t be able to play all the time,” Nesta told reporters at Milan’s training ground.
“And seeing as I can’t just sit on the bench and wait my turn… if I don’t feel like an important part of the team then I would prefer to stay at home.
“Out of respect for the club and myself I would prefer to go and experience something different where I can still enjoy myself, do something good.”
“I’ll miss everyone,” he said. “I want to thank everyone that works at Milanello (Milan’s training ground). And naturally I will miss my old team mates like (Massimo) Ambrosini, (Gennaro) Gattuso, (Clarence) Seedorf, (Paolo) Maldini, (Alessandro) Costacurta and Andrea (Pirlo). I came to Milan as a Roman and I felt better here than at home.”