SERIE B’S Youngster of the Year, Marco Ezio Fossati, would like to return to Milan, and play with Simone Zaza.
Milan’s new way is focusing on youth and there is one youngster in Serie B who’s made a name to himself in the 2012/13 season and that’s Fossati, who spent the last season on loan at Ascoli and impressed despite Ascoli’s 20th place finish.
Fossati started his footballing career at Milan before moving to Inter’s youth sector. In 2010 Milan bought Fossati from Inter, along with Attila Filkor and Cristian Daminuţă, for €7 million and the midfielder says he would like to return to Milan.
“My season with Ascoli? It was a season that brought me good personal results but unfortunately it ended badly with the relegation. Ascoli is a great club and the club will fight to win the Lega Pro,” Fossati, who is sometimes compared to Juve’s Andrea Pirlo, told Sky Sport Italia, as he came to receive an award for being the Best Youngster in Serie B this season.
“The best youngster in Serie B award? I was up against some players of excellent quality and I’m very pleased to receive this award and I thank the fans. I’m very pleased and it’s an award that I bring home with great joy. The transfers from Milan to Inter and then back to Milan? The first transfer happened when I was quite small. Inter’s youth sector seemed better to me then and I made that decision. I was fine at Inter and then Milan stepped forward to buy me and I made that choice.
“I hope to go back (to Milan) from the front door – that’s the objective. I have two more years on my contract and I hope to take advantage of them. The market rumours about me? I’m flattered. The market rumours are pleasing but they must be handled with tongs. I hope to return to Milan from the front door, then if I have to be transferred to other clubs who want me, I’d be pleased too. My crest can help? Just the crest is not enough.” There are reports that the 20-years-old midfielder could be part of the deal to bring Sampdoria’s Andrea Poli to Milan and he’s been linked with a number of Serie A and B clubs.
“The Serie B final between Livorno and Empoli? I see Livorno as the favourites especially because of the home factor. They deserve (to be promoted) because they’ve had a great season, but also Empoli deserve it. They are two great teams and it’ll be a great match. Simone Zaza? We have a great relationship. We’ve become great friends but even I don’t know what his future holds. Hopefully he’ll make the best choice for his career. It’d be nice to meet him at Milan in a few years.
“The Serie B youngsters who are ready for the big jump to Serie A? Simone Zaza, Saponara and Domenico Berardi. The Serie A helps you grow from all points of view,” added Fossati. Riccardo Saponara will join Milan next season from Empoli.