Last summer, it seemed like a never-ending story. AC Milan tried very hard to bring in Angel Correa from Atletico Madrid, but ultimately failed as an agreement was lacking between the clubs.
The Argentine striker was at the top of the Rossoneri’s wish list, who were forced to look at other profiles instead. As revealed by the player in an interview with Onda Cero, he wanted to join the San Siro side this summer.
“Milan is a great team and at the time, I wanted to leave because I knew that I was going to grow there as a footballer. It was a tough summer because I love Atletico Madrid, they decided to keep me. I’m still here and I’m very happy about that,” he stated.
Milan ended up signing Ante Rebic on a two-year loan instead, which hasn’t exactly been a success so far. The Croatian has been on the bench for most of the time, failing to prove his worth when given the chance.
On the other hand, Correa has only scored one goal for Atletico with significantly more playing time than Rebic. In any case, the Rossoneri are in need of reinforcements in January, currently sitting in 14th place.