Brazilian upset over his perceived mercenary status.
“I was happy with the transfer and sad about my exit from Milan because I experienced some strong emotions there,” he said.
“This is football: one day you are here, the next day you are somewhere else. I had signed a new deal with them a week before.?
“People call me a mercenary, which leaves me upset. I am not making more money at PSG. This is not my fault, I would like to apologise to the fans.
“This was a difficult situation for me: I did not want to leave Milan, and neither did my family. But it was a positive thing because [PSG sporting director] Leonardo and [manager] Carlo Ancelotti called me.?
“When I joined Milan, it had also been Leonardo to call me. I really like him. PSG are a dream club, like Ibrahimovic said.”
SOURCE: Four Four Two
These heartfelt comments from the Brazilian centre back will not go down well with AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, who appears keen to cut costs at his San Siro club. The sales of Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic will have accrued the Serie A a fairly massive sum, said to be in the region of £51m and as yet the Italian giants have not made plans to spend that cash.
Rossoneri fans will not be happy to have seen two crucial players leave, especially as they saw their side surrender their domestic title to arch rivals Juventus and clearly have now seen their side greatly weakened over the summer.
Berlusconi may well be looking at the bigger picture, namely that Italian football is firmly entrenched in a difficult period due to financial concerns and an ongoing ‘match-fixing’ scandal that could well impact Serie A in the long term. However that will come as cold comfort to AC Milan supporters who have seen Juventus spend around £50m on new signings this summer.
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