Not being part of your club’s plans is certainly a rather heavy blow for a player, especially if he’s a veteran or an important player in the recent past. Today La Gazzetta dello Sport has published a report about the Serie A players who are considered as redundancies, players out from the technical project and the margins of their respective squad and AC Milan are not immune to this situation.
There are two Rossoneri players that confirm the tendency to have extremely large squads rich in little useful elements. We are talking about Riccardo Montolivo and Cristian Zapata, two Rossoneri veterans who have yet to play a single minute this season. The new management is currently at work to offload the two and get rid of their wages. The Italian midfielder earns a whopping 2,5 million € while Zapata 1,7 million.
Both, the former captain and the Colombian defender, are considered as last choices in the technical hierarchies of Milan. Montolivo was inserted in the UEFA list and therefore is eligible to play the Europa League but Gattuso will hardly grant him the desired space, as well as Zapata who finds himself as the fourth centre back choice behind Romagnoli, Musacchio and Caldara.
If technical director Leonardo fails to sell them in January they will both leave next summer as their respective contracts expire in 2019 and the club has no intention of offering new deals.