Lucas Biglia’s agent Enzo Montepaone has insisted that his client is almost back to his best and has backed the appointment of Stefano Pioli to help the Argentine.
It was announced last week that Marco Giampaolo had been sacked as head coach with Pioli confirmed as his replacement less than 24 hours later.
The pair are set to reunite again having worked together at Lazio, where Biglia arguably played his best football – in 2014-15 in particular – earning links with a big money move to Manchester United.
The 33-year-old has a deal which expires at the end of the season and earns the second-most out of the current squad in salary terms.
However, the former Anderlecht star looks set to play a starring role once again, and reports over the summer suggested that he wishes to retire with Milan.
Now, his agent Enzo Montepaone has spoken to Calcio Today about the present and future of his client.
“He’s fine. He worked hard to recover from a series of injuries that last year did not give him respite,” he said, as per Calciomercato.com.
“For what he is doing I would say that he is really in great shape both physically and mentally, almost like in the times of Lazio.|
On the sacking of Giampaolo, he added: “I’m sorry for the coach. He worked very hard.
“Giampaolo understood how to make Lucas and other team-mates perform at their best, it is a pity that he failed to reap the benefits of his work, which unfortunately was not valued.”
Could the appointment of Pioli help Biglia’s performance levels?
“Let’s say there is a huge advantage. Pioli knows him perfectly, it’s all time gained. Lucas is really in great shape, so he can give so much to the new coach and to Milan.
“Those who know football know perfectly well that the role of the director is fundamental, especially if like Pioli’s game he makes it an element on which to base all the team’s maneuvers.
“I’ll give you a comparison to understand: it’s like with Argentina, does Messi need to score? Give the ball to Lucas and he will surely get it to him. There could be no better choice for Biglia.”
A number of outlets linked Biglia with a move to Genoa in the summer, but it appears an exit was never on the cards.
“I talked to the company in the summer and they told me clearly to believe in Biglia, the facts prove it,” his agent added.
“The market rumours are always there but Lucas has only Milan in his head.
“I follow what Biglia says. He chooses with his heart. He wants to do his best with this shirt. He told me that he is super concentrated and that he has a goal to play a great season with the Rossoneri and that he is not interested in other offers.
“At the end of the season we will see what to do, there is no hurry.”