Rodrigo Ely spoke to the Milan Channel today, saying that he immediately agreed to return to the Rossoneri once he heard it was an option.
Arguably the best surprise of the summer has been the performance of Rodrigo Ely as the first signing of this window – and the one that was the most under the radar – has conquered a spot in the starting XI and has been very impressive in pre-season and against Perugia.
il Corriere della Sera reported this morning that Ely has been so good that Milan received a €12-13m offer for the 21-year-old Brazilian from an EPL side – an offer which they rejected. Ely, who joined Milan already in the age of 17 but signed a new deal after a good spell in Serie B on loan, believes the Diavolo can have a good season.
“If I feel changed since the time with the Primavera? A lot of time has passed, I am still the same but I have matured, I have had experiences that have changed me in life and in football (he got married and is now a father),” Ely told the MC. “The pairing with Romagnoli? Alessio and I worked well together, but we work well with everyone, we must continue to do what we are doing and will have a great championship.
“Returning to San Siro and making my debut (against Perugia this Monday) was very important, I hope to improve more and more. I’ve always had a great relationship with Milan, I grew up here and I feel at home. As soon as there was the possibility of returning home I immediately agreed and I was happy.
“I am fine with the coach. We work hard and we have to continue like this and we will do great things. We have to start well, playing in Florence is difficult but we are Milan and we have to play our game.”