Defender makes cross city loan switch.
Inter Milan defender Matias Silvestre has made the cross city switch by joining AC Milan on loan for the season, Sky Sports reports.
The 28-year-old will be looking forward to enjoying some more playing time this term after featuring just six times after joining the club from Palermo, at first on loan, and then permanently.
However, he struggled to establish himself with the Nerazzurri had has jumped ship to the Rossoneri as they seek defensive reinforcements after it was announced that Daniele Donera would be on the sidelines for around three months because of a knee injury.
Silvestre had been left out of Inter’s pre-season training squad by new coach Walter Mazzarri and had rejected approaches from Parma and Genoa before Milan stepped in and offered him a one year loan deal.
“I had hoped for a high level solution, and luckily Milan remembered me. I couldn’t hope for more,” said Silvestre.
“After I came back from an injury last summer, I tried to force my way through. Then the coach (Mazzarri’s predecessor Andrea Stramaccioni) changed the scheme with a three man defence, and the results arrived.
“Everything has been difficult for me, but now I’m serene. Milan play with a four man defence.
“I feel good and looking forward to undergoing tests with Milan.”