Luca Antonelli has terminated his contract with the Rossoneri by mutual consent and has joined Empoli.
Milan are thinning out the squad, and today it became official that 31-year-old left back Luca Antonelli has joined Empoli.
The move was confirmed by the Lega Serie A website this morning, meaning that the contract of Luca with Empoli has been deposited. The Tuscan club then announced on Twitter that “Empoli FC is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Milan for the permanent purchase of Luca Antonelli’s sporting rights. The player signed a contract until June 30, 2021. Welcome Luca!”
“I just terminated my contract with Milan and I wanted to thank [former CEO] Galliani and [former director of sport] Rocco Maiorino for giving me the opportunity to wear the jersey I always dreamed of and always supported since childhood,” Antonelli wrote on his Instagram profile on Saturday. “Thank you to all the Coaches I’ve worked with over the years, because they helped me grow as a man and a player. Thank you to all the doctors, physiotherapists and lads at Milanello.
“A special thanks for all those Rossoneri fans and teammates over the last few years, people who will remain unforgettable to me. I wish the best of luck to Leonardo and Paolo Maldini, as I am convinced they can bring Milan back to the top of the world. FORZA LOTTA VINCERAI NON TI LASCEREMO MAI.
“With love and esteem, LA @acmilan.” The contract of Antonelli, who hopes to play consistently again, was due to expire next season, so Milan, it seems, have agreed to let him go at no cost.
Ho appena rescisso il mio contratto con il Milan e ci tenevo a ringraziare il Signor Galliani e Rocco Maiorino per avermi dato la possibilità di vestire la maglia che ho sempre sognato e per la quale ho sempre tifato sin da bambino. Grazie a tutti gli allenatori avuti in questi anni, perché mi hanno fatto crescere come uomo e come calciatore. Grazie a tutti i dottori, i fisioterapisti, i magazzinieri e a tutti i ragazzi di milanello. Un ringraziamento speciale a tutti i tifosi rossoneri e a tutti i miei compagni di questi anni, persone che rimarranno per me indimenticabili. Un grosso in bocca al lupo al direttore Leonardo e a Paolo Maldini, sono convinto che possano riportare il Milan sul tetto del mondo….FORZA LOTTA VINCERAI NON TI LASCEREMO MAI. Con affetto e stima. LA @acmilan