AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini refused to give much away when asked about defender Mohamed Simakan.
News filtered last night that Simakan had sustained an injury, but we spoke exclusively to his agent who stated that his client is in fact not injured but will not play again for Strasbourg, confirming that he will leave the club.
According to a statement on the club’s official website though, Simakan carried out tests on Monday which determined he must undergo an arthroscopy which will keep him away from the field for a period of about two months.
That has in turn led to speculation that Milan will look at alternative targets given Simakan could miss 4-6 weeks and therefore will not be immediately available.
Before the game against Torino tonight, the technical director spoke to Rai Sport about the situation surrounding Simakan, with his comments transcribed by MilanNews.
“Have we abandoned Simakan? It is not certain. He is a guy we know well, we had talks for him not only this window but also for the previous transfer window,” he said.
“If things are to work out, we need at least two parties in agreement, and at the moment we don’t have that.”