Alberto Gilardino was once considered the next big thing in Italian football and for three years he did do enough to keep the flame of hope and optimism burning. But this is the second season running when a string of injuries married to poor form has raised questions on his class and Italian press rumours suggest that AC Milan would be more than happy to offload the player in the summer.
Yet Milan President Silvio Berlusconi is not one buying the press reports. Sky Sports quotes the former Italian Prime Minister and virtual owner of Milan as saying that Gilardino will stay with the club come what may.
Selling Alberto Gilardino? Never. You have not got to follow what’s in the papers.
Gilardino’s future is uncertain at Milan since Brazilian wonder kid Alexandre Pato has sensationally endeared himself to the Milan fans in his debut against Napoli last week and is being hailed as the source of solution for Milan in attack. Berlusconi has also declared that Milan will see a massive revamp of the squad in the summer and that means subtracting the surplus and liabilities from the equation.