Riccardo Montolivo has admitted that he is leaving AC Milan as a ‘wounded man’ after not playing a single game this season.

The 34-year-old made 158 appearances for the Rossoneri, scoring 10 goals, adding 15 assists and winning a Supercoppa in 2016.

The midfielder will leave Milan after seven years at the club having been excluded by manager Gennaro Gattuso for the whole of the 2018-19 season.

“Seven seasons with this glorious jersey… four years with the captain’s armband,” he wrote on Instagram.

“Then… They took away the armband and I didn’t say a word… I didn’t get a single minute on the field and didn’t say a word…

“I didn’t get the chance to say goodbye at my stadium and I didn’t say a word. All this breath I’ve spared, I’m using it now to shout ‘thank you’ to the Rossoneri fans.

“Thank you from a captain and a wounded man, but someone who will keep their head held high, aware that they’ve always carried out their professional duties in every area.

“The wounds heal, the love for this shirt remains forever… Forza Milan.”

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