Agent of Milan full-back reveals interest from abroad; outlines plans after difficult loan return
By Oliver Fisher -

The agent of AC Milan defender Diego Laxalt has confirm his client’s desire to remain and fight for his place, but admitted offers will be taken into account.

Laxalt has not played a single minute in the league since returning from his loan spell at Torino in January, amassing only 16 minutes with that coming in the Coppa Italia semi-final first leg against Juventus.

It has been reported that he could return to Genoa this summer in a swap deal involving right-back Paolo Ghiglione, but either way it seems as though Laxalt will be looking for alternative accommodation this summer.

Now, his agent Ariel Krasouski has been exclusively interviewed by Calciomercato.com, beginning by discussing how his client has dealt with the Coronavirus emergency.

“It wasvery difficult, as I think for everyone. Closed at home without being able to train in Milanello. He stayed in Italy with his partner and child, he trained at home,” he said.

“He respected the rules as it should be. They had to celebrate their daughter’s first birthday alone at home. Luckily there is Zoom which has allowed him to stay in touch with friends and relatives at least virtually.

“He wants to go back to playing, of course. I believe that all players have this desire: I have assisted here in Uruguay, in France and they are all in the same situation.

“They have an incredible desire to return to play football, to return to the field. It is a situation that must however be controlled with great caution and attention. Now they have to think about training well so when it is time to leave they will do it in the best conditions.”

Krasouski then discussed what happened in the January window, with rumours of interest from Real Mallorca not amounting to anything as Laxalt returned to Milan having seen his loan at Torino cut short.

“There were several teams that were interested in Diego’s situation. I think this is a positive thing, it means that he is a valuable player,” he said.

“Clearly our choice to go Turin had been very thoughtful: Milan had three left-backs and then the best solution was to go and play for the Granata. Rodriguez’s departure changed everything: Milan called us immediately, asking us to be ready to return.

“Diego immediately said yes without any hesitation, he is tied to the club without forgetting that he has a contract with the Rossoneri until 2022.

“Diego has to wait for the coach to give him a chance and make the most of it. In the logic of a group everyone has to earn a place, now he just has to wait and train to the best of his ability.

“He has to prove he can be a player worthy of Milan. Fortunately he is a player who is in great demand in every market session. If something convenient for the club and for the boy should come, then we will analyse the proposals. Now someone is starting to move, there are rumours but, at the moment, still nothing concrete.”

Have Spartak Moscow returned after the interest in January?

“Nothing concrete yet but they confirmed their interest. Diego has always had admirers in Russia: there are requests for information, consultations but still nothing concrete. I can assure you that there is nothing advanced, but only a knowledge of the intentions and how the boy is at AC Milan.

Does the same apply to Krasnodar and Lokomotiv Moscow?

“Yes, the same for them. For now we have never managed to achieve anything with the Russian clubs, who knows in the future. Diego in Milan is fine, he returned with the desire to do and demonstrate.

“His idea would be to carry on at Milan respecting the contract. If an interesting offer arrives then we will analyse it with the club.”

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