Eintracht chief on Rebic: “He wanted to leave; He gambled but he’s losing”

By Oliver Fisher -

Eintracht Frankfurt board member Wolfgang Steubing has hit out at AC Milan’s Ante Rebic for his decision to leave in the summer.

The Croatia international arrived on deadline day on a two-year loan deal from the Bundesliga side after the Rossoneri had spent most of the summer chasing Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa.

However, Rebic is yet to start a game for Milan since his arrival and has amassed just 64 minutes of Serie A action, though a change in manager could bring him more opportunities.

Andre Silva went the other way as part of a loan swap and has fared better so far, scoring three goals in four Bundesliga appearances.

Wolfgang Steubing, chairman of the supervisory board at Eintracht Frankfurt, spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport about the forward.

Eintracht sold Luka Jovic to Real Madrid and Sebastien Haller to West Ham in the summer, dismantling the trio that last season had led the German team to the Europa League semi-final.

Steubing believes that is the motivation for Rebic to leave, as he would have felt disappointed not to leave as his colleagues did.

“If I have to be honest, I have no words,” he said.

“He absolutely wanted to leave, because he didn’t want to pass as the only one of the three attackers tied to us.

“Now he’s on the bench, he’s gambling but he’s losing. And it won’t be easy for him.”

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