M’Baye Niang has spoken about his situation, saying he wants to be the one choosing his next destination.
Milan are trying to send Niang to Spartak Moscow as the Russian club is reportedly offering the Diavolo €22-23m for the services of the French forward.
But Niang is not too keen on going to Russia, despite being offered over €3m in wages and he, along with agent Mino Raiola, seems to be pushing towards a reunion with Sinisa Mihajlovic at Torino, who are offering Milan about €10m less.
Perhaps in attempt to force Fassone and Mirabelli to deal with Urbano Cairo and Torino, Niang submitted the club yesterday with a medical certificate which exempts him from training until the end of the transfer market, citing ‘stress and psychological problems’ as the reasons behind it.
In his presser today, Montella said that he is sorry about the Niang situation and believes that playing for the Diavolo should be a source of joy, and not stress. After the words of the technician, M’Baye was contacted by Milannews.it and he told them his side of what’s going on right now.
“I listened to Montella’s words in the Press conference. I just want to say that football has always been the love of my life and it is my profession,” he said to journalist Antonio Vitiello this evening. “I always trained with a smile on my face, I’ve been at Milan for five years and all my teammates can testify to that. The stress is not tied to a technical situation, but what is happening off the field, the way that things are being dealt with. I just want to choose where I play, not anyone else.
“I have nothing against Milan and the club, I just want to explain the situation.” The Rossoneri will hope to resolve the situation soon so maybe they can sign a player to replace Niang in the squad.