Milan are close to losing yet another player on a free transfer. This time we’re not talking about one of the first-team players, though, but rather a youth product. The player in question is Alessandro Citi.
The 18-year-old plays as a centre-back for the Rossoneri’s U18 side and is also the captain of the team. However, as reported by TuttoMercatoWeb, his contract will expire this summer and it doesn’t look like he will renew.
Roma are very interested and could soon make a contract offer to secure his services. A year ago, Citi joined the agency which is owned by Francesco Totti, which could explain why the Giallorossi are interested in the defender.
We can only wait and see if this will turn out to be a big blow for Milan, but the motto remains the same: if a player doesn’t want to be committed to the cause, he should leave the club.
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I don’t comment much in general but I’ve been reading a lot of articles lately since I’ve been introduced to SempreMilan and feel necessary to comment today
What we should really be trying to find out is why so many people are wanting to not be a part of Milan these days… I’ve never seen it like this and I can guarantee it’s due to Elliot and Gazidis. Plus it’s not a place that cares about Italian players anymore so why would you stay when there’s no more country camaraderie??
As I’ve read a few times lately in different comment sections I feel Milan is losing it’s history, it’s class, and it’s losing it’s mystique… we are almost on the brink of being a mercenary stepping stone club rather than a destination, and for me this hurts as I’ve been a Milan supporter for over a decade and it’s the first I’ve felt so disconnected to the team and it’s owners.
Give it time my friend. We haven’t been in the champions league for 7 years. Once we continue to make Cl more money will come and players will come.
Good decision by the kid. Locatelli, Verdi, Raspadori, Crisante, Gigio, Valoti, Pessina, Hauge, Ozler, Colombo, Pobega etc all were left to go away. Maybe Gigio’s situation is different we don’t trust our youths enough.
I am all about keeping an Italian core in the first team (and im from the US) BUT – we also have to admit that all our youth prospects cant fit into our first team – a lot of the players that left our primavera team have developed into the players they are today in other clubs – much because of the playing time they have received – this doesn’t mean that they would have had the same development at Milan, probably because they would not had the same playing time. So we have to understand that Milan is an international club that will attract players from all over the world, to get into the first team should be hard. Having said that I also think that the club need to promote a few more youth prospects into the first team and give them time there. I HATE when I see our Milan filed a starting line up with ONE Italian player – that is not right, I like to see maybe 4-5 Italian players in every game.
Why not re-sign and then loan to a team for experience why do we always have to get rid of our promising youth.. in a year or two they may be ready for Milan and we continue to make the same mistakes giving up on our youth too early and it’s happening again. Plus it’s not like we’re talking about him going to a serie b team… its Roma who want to take him. God forbid in a few years we starts for Roma and we are once again left making the same mistake…