M’Baye Niang has informed AC Milan that he would like to decide where he plays this season after giving the team a doctor’s note excusing him for ten days.
Niang is hoping to move to Torino who are being coach by his former Milan mentor Sinisa Mihajlovic. However, their offer doesn’t match that of Spartak Moscow’s to AC Milan.
While the uncertainty over Niang’s future continues, he gave the team a sick note until the end of the transfer window saying that he is suffering from stress.
Speaking to milannews.it Niang said, “I would like to say that football has always been the love of my life and it is my job. I’ve always trained with a smile and I’ve played for Milan for five years now, and my teammates can vouch for that. My stress is not down to a technical situation, but because of what is happening off the field and how things are going. I would just like to choose where I go and play and not have other people decide for me. I’ve got nothing against Milan and the club.”
However, the club appear to be unimpressed with Milan coach Vincenzo Montella saying that playing for the club “should be a reason to be joyful, not stressed,” and added that he “expected more” from Niang.
In a news conference Montella added, “I’m really disappointed. Let’s see how things end up and I wish him a speedy recovery. I’m happy to have players here who are happy and not stressed.”
Meanwhile Patrick Cutrone has said that he is delighted with the way his season has begun. He scored on his first start in a Serie A game at the weekend and was impressive throughout the preseason.