Jeremy Menez has been the most important member of the 2014/15 Milan squad and his goals have won Milan 60 per cent of their points.
Many fans were hoping for Milan to go and grab Adel Taarabt from QPR but Adriano Galliani and Pippo Inzaghi opted for Jeremy Menez and the Frenchman, who joined on a free transfer, has made himself one of the 2 players (along with Diego Lopez) that Inzaghi doesn’t really consider taking out of the starting XI.
Yesterday Menez’s goal earned Milan three points as he scored the winner against Palermo in the 83′ minute with a fantastic solo effort. According to Milannews.it, as many as 25 points were earned as a result of Menez’s goals. That’s about 60% of Milan’s total points (41).
The goal against Palermo was the 16th of the season which places him 2nd to only Juventus’ Carlos Tevez (17 goals) and followed by Mauro Icardi and Luca Toni (15 goals).
A reported on Milan’s website today, Menez, 27-years-old, has already done better than almost everyone else in the past five Milan seasons with the exception being Zlatan Ibrahimovic and even though there are still nine matches to go, it’s hard to imagine that the Frenchman will beat the Swedish, who in the 2011-12 season scored 28 goals to win the Capocannoniere trophy.
Last season Balotelli was Milan’s top scorer with 14 goals while in the 2012-13 term it was El Shaarawy with 16. In 2010-11 the top spot was shared by Ibra, Pato and Robinho with 14 goals each while a year before that, Borriello was the top guy with 14 goals with Pato & Ronaldinho scoring 12.
Menez, who plays either as a winger or as a striker, scores a goal every 152 minutes. Menez also has 7 assists to his name in Serie A. Meanwhile, Mexes celebrated his 100th Milan game yesterday.