ALESSANDRO MATRI will spend the next months with Fiorentina (no buy-out clause reported); Andrea Petagna is back.
Massimiliano Allegri walked out the door yesterday after leading Milan in one of their worst first round of Serie A in recent years and he will be replaced by Clarence Seedorf tomorrow. Allegri’s summer signing Matri is also set to leave.
Matri was Milan’s headline signing of the summer as they made a deal with Juventus that is worth €11 million (to be paid in 4 installments) but the performances of former Italy international delivery were poor and he only found the net once.
Milan were looking for a club to accommodate Matri and Fiorentina have decided to take the 29-year-old striker on loan until the end of the season. There is no mention of a buy-out clause included in the deal so Matri will return to being a player of the Rossoneri next season. Matri grew up at Milan’s youth system but really failed to make any impact in the 2013/14 term.
Alessandro will undergo the medial check-ups tomorrow and he’s currently traveling to Firenze from Milan, hoping to revive his career. “Matri will undergo medical tests at Fiorentina,” Mauro Tassotti, who will be in charge of Milan in the Coppa Italia match against Spezia Calcio tomorrow, told in the pre-match press conference today. Tassotti also confirmed that Andrea Petagna has returned to Milan from Sampdoria, where he was on loan and only played six matches in all competitions.
“Petagna has returned and we have Giampaolo Pazzini back tomorrow. We are well covered in attack,” Tassotti said. Petagna went on loan after the signing of Matri in the summer and now that Ale is going, the 18-year-old has returned.