Alessandro Nesta has confirmed that he is leaving AC Milan after this weekend’s game against Novara with Major League Soccer a likely destination for the 36-year-old defender.
Nesta, who began his career with Lazio, won two Champions League finals and two Serie A titles with Milan to go along with the Serie A title he won at Lazio and the World Cup winners medal he picked up in 2006.
With the glittering career that he has had, Nesta is not content to sit on bench and watch. He still has the desire to play every week.
“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.”
Nesta has been linked with a move to the New York Red Bulls and when asked about moving to MLS he said:
“I don’t know where I’m going to go, I haven’t signed with anyone, but I know that I’m leaving a great club where I had a great experience. Going there (the USA) wouldn’t be bad, I would gladly go there, it would be a great experience.”
The Rafa Marquez experiment in New York has been a disaster for both the Red Bulls and Marquez. If Nesta came to MLS, I would take it that Marquez would then be sold to a Mexican side.
If you are a Red Bulls fan what do you think of adding someone like Nesta to the squad. Does he help close the gap between New York and Sporting Kansas?