Milan Martinović has revealed his client is likely to stay at Milan and is sure that there will be space for him.
Milan swapped Leonardo Bonucci for Mattia Caldara and also sent Gustavo Gomez to Palmeiras. And the position of the Paraguayan in the squad seems to be have been filled by Stefan Simić.
The 23-year-old, who has been a part of the Diavolo since 2013, was last season on loan at Crotone, making 10 appearances in all competitions. The center back was part of the squad for the USA Tour and is also in the squad to face Real Madrid tomorrow, and it looks like Rino Gattuso is going to keep Simić.
Yesterday, Simić’s agent Milan Martinović had a meeting with Leonardo and Paolo Maldini to understand their position in regards to Stefan. “It’s a pleasure to meet two legends like them, two people like that,” Martinović told Tuttomercatoweb on Friday. “Yesterday I was in Milano with the boy’s father, Radoja Simić, and the meeting was more than positive. They told us important things about Stefan: he likes to play at Milan and the club would like to keep him in the squad.
“Milan already have a lot of defenders? The club is happy and it’s important for him to be a Rossonero. He’s a Czech international, after the experience with the U21 side he’s now also with the senior side. I’m sure and we are sure that in the next few months there will be space, there are any games, the calendar is busy and Stefan cannot wait to show off [his skills] with the Milan shirt.”
The contract of Simić with Milan expires in 2020. He is part of a young defensive line which includes 2 players above 30: Ignazio Abate and Cristian Zapata (Antonelli, 31, is practically an Empoli player).