Following the top-level management changes at Milan and the club’s subsequent massive €200 million overhaul of the first team, Gabriel Paletta has found himself surplus to requirements, and has been relegated to playing with the Primavera side.
However, that has not stopped the veteran centre-back, who has featured 46 times for the Rossoneri since arriving from historical league rivals Parma for €2.5 million in 2015, from giving his all in the red and black shirt.
Gennaro Gattuso, the Rossoneri legend turned Milan Primavera coach, had only praise for the 31 year old defender as he played another match for the youth team earlier today.
“He [Paletta] is a player that the youngsters have to follow as an example. He arrived at 6:50 AM at the hotel and played with us at 10 AM. Not many others would’ve done so, so hats off to him. He arrived here and asked me if he could get some playing time in his legs. He has a great character and he is an example for my younger players.”
Paletta previously featured in a crucial derby for the Primavera side, a disappointing result which ended in a 3-0 victory for Internazionale’s youth squad.