Former Arsenal midfielder and France international Mathieu Flamini could be heading for the Milan exit door this summer, following another disappointing season in Italy – which has seen him rack up a grand total of zero minutes on the field.
Mathieu Flamini is being paired with former club Marseille as a summer move away from Milan looks almost certain. The midfielder is one of 10 players at San Siro with contracts expiring and a Bosman switch is on the horizon.
Source: Football Italia
The former Arsenal midfielder joined Milan on a free transfer during the summer of 2008, much to the surprise of many Arsenal supporters.
However, his time at the San Siero hasn’t exactly gone as according to plan, with the France international being used primarily as a substitute during his four seasons with the Rossoneri.
And to make matters worse, this season has arguably been his most unsuccessful, with coach Massimiliano Allegri opting not to pick him in any of Milan’s games all season.
Despite missing part of the season through injury, Flamini has been fit for much of the season and is growing increasingly impatient with new coach Allegri, voicing his concerns to Football Italia by stating:
“I am fit, so if I don’t play it’s because the Coach hasn’t picked me.”
“I’ve been training regularly with my teammates for a month and there is no fitness problem. I want people to know I am not wrecked.
“I accept it if the Coach decides not to use me, but I repeat, I am not playing and I don’t know why. Has Allegri explained things to me? No, I don’t like talking.”
Possible destinations for the international include french side Marseille, where he started his career before his 2004 switch to the Premiership.
Flamini is surprisingly Milan’s second highest paid player, with his €4.5m annual salary only lower than Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s €9m contract.
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