With the European season winding down to a close, attention is starting to shift to potential transfers that could happen in the summer. There has been a lot of talk recently concerning the future of key players across the many big clubs in Europe.
In Italy, however, Milan’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has ruled out the possibility of leaving the Rossoneri. The 30 year old forward who is also the top scorer in the Serie A this season with 23 goals, spoke to Milan Channel about his future plans.
“As I have said many times I’m fine here, I have a contract, I have no other thoughts and I am determined to finish this season well with Milan,” he said.
“Milan have given me a smile and the desire to play, my future is here. I have no reason to say anything else: I am playing well because I am fine here, on and off the field. I will be back in training after Euro 2012 and my vacation.”
Also committing his future to Milan is captain Alessandro Nesta. Nesta who joined Milan from Lazio 10 years ago also spoke to Milan Channel about recent rumours surfacing linking him with a move to rivals Juventus.
“We will see about my future, I will decide what to do at the end of the season,” Nesta said.
“I will surely not go to Juve, this is clear. Everything that has been written is not true. I do not have an agent and if someone wants me, they have to talk to me directly. No one has contacted me, I do not need to go to Juve, and they do not need me. There is no problem about this.”
Meanwhile, Inter defender Marco Materrazzi has hit out at Juventus for their treatment of striker Alessandro Del Piero. Del Piero who revealed that club president Andrea Agnelli for refusing to give Del Piero an extension on his current contract which runs out at the end of the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Materrazzi stated that Del Piero deserved more respect from a club he has faithfully served.
“It does not surprise me,” he said.
“Gratitude in football has been dead for years. I think Alex could spend 20 years at the same club, which would be an historic achievement, but Juve’s directors have been clear and Del Piero is not stupid.”
Taking all this into consideration, there is no doubt that this could be one of the most active transfer windows we have had in a long time.