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Staying and Leaving

PirloMilan’s management kept their promise in focusing this current week to clear up the status of their out of contract senior players, and from the look of it things seems going just as many people would predict.

So far, the Rossoneri have already confirmed that they’re giving a one year extension to Mark Van Bommel, Alessandro Nesta, Fillipo Inzaghi along with Flavio Roma, while the other two important senatores, Andrea Pirlo and Clarence Seedorf might be leaving the club.

“A.C. Milan announce that Flavio Roma and Mark Van Bommel have agreed to extend their contracts until 30 June, 2012.
A.C. Milan announce that Filippo Inzaghi has extended his contract until 30 June, 2012.
A.C. Milan announce that Alessandro Nesta has extended his contract until 30 June, 2012,” an official statement from Milan’s official site read.

The extension of Bommel, Nesta, Inzaghi and even Roma isn’t actually a surprise since many people, especially Milan fans have already figured out that those players will be given at least a year more because of their role in the squad. Van Bommel and Sandro Nesta have been really important for the Rossoneri’s surged for the title this season, while Pippo is being given the chance to probably retire with Milan and Roma is just a perfect third choice goalie, who is solid when being needed but never complain about lack of playing time.

As for Pirlo and Seedorf, speculation rises that the two might be on their way out especially the Italian international as on his latest interview he clearly stated that he is indeed leaving the Rossoneri next summer. Meanwhile, the former Dutch international will have another meeting before deciding anything about his future. Milan’s vice president, Adriano Galliani already stated that Seedorf will speak with coach, Massimiliano Allegri, before deciding whether he will accept a one year extension or go somewhere.

“I am here to say goodbye,” Pirlo said. “These were 10 unforgettable years and it’s a consensual separation
“He needs to talk to the Coach, This is a footballing issue, not a financial one as we are at a good point with regard to finances,” Galliani said about Seedorf

By the end of the week, surely there will be an official news about the future of Pirlo and Seedorf, but for the moment the merit seems will meet its end especially since Milan are planning of making the team much more younger. Although this move should probably been made a bit earlier, but it would still be weird watching the Rossoneri without the likes of Seedorf and Pirlo, who have been an important part of the squad since Carlo Ancelotti’s pretty successful reign at San Siro.

 

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