Gabriel Paletta’s agent has confirmed his clients will leave Milan this summer and there a few clubs interested in him.
Paletta was an important piece of Vincenzo Montella’s defense in the last season, playing nearly 3000 minutes across all competitions (while picking up 5 red cards – the most in Serie A history).
Paletta’s contract expires in 2018, and today his agent revealed that the 31-year-old Argentine-born Italian, who joined Milan from Parma in January 2015, has asked for a transfer, as the club told him that his deal won’t be extended.
“We met with Milan and as things stand they do not intend to renew Paletta’s contract, so because of that, we asked to leave,” Paletta’s agent Martin Guastadisegno told Calciomercato.it. “In agreement with the Rossoneri, with whom the rapport is excellent, we will find the best solution.
“We thank the Genoa directors, who stepped forward for Gabriel straight away and who I met last week in Milan, but so far we have been unable to give them a definitive response, because we are evaluating all the possible alternatives [he could be included in a possible deal for Mattia Perin]. We’ll see what happens over the next few weeks, as many clubs are interested in Paletta.”
Milan have already signed a center back in this window – Mateo Musacchio. The futures of Cristian Zapata, Gustavo Gomez and Rodrigo Ely (returning from a loan) now need to be become clearer.