Riccardo Montolivo has made his farewell via an Instagram post, calling himself a ‘wounded captain and man’.
Montolivo joined Milan in 2012 and after one season was appointed as club captain, replacing Massimo Ambrosini.
The midfielder, however, was stripped of his captaincy in 2017, when Leonardo Bonucci joined the club from Juventus to kick start the short-lived Chinese era. Bonucci left the following season, but Montolivo was not given the armband back, and instead watched Alessio Romagnoli leading Milan on the pitch.
Moreover, Riccardo was not involved in any of the matches in the 2018/19 season, and in a few weeks his contract with the club will officially expire. Montolivo will not be a part of the Milan of 2019/20, on which you can bet at www.app-scommesse.com; today, he said his goodbye on Instagram:
“Seven seasons with this glorious shirt… four years with the captain’s armband. Then… they took the armband off me and I didn’t say anything… I couldn’t play one minute on the field and I didn’t say anything… I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye in my stadium and I didn’t say anything.
“All this withheld breath now I use to shout GRAZIE TIFOSI ROSSONERI, thank you from a wounded captain and man, but who will continue to keep his head held high, aware that he’s always done his duty as a professional in every pitch. The wounds here, the love for the shirt remains forever.
“FORZA MILAN.” Montolivo’s next move remains to be seen as at 34 years of age, he will need to find a new home. If you could predict his next move, you might want to use App William Hill.