Monday, 14 December 2009
Milan launch Pandev counter
Milan have made a surprise move by apparently joining the race to sign Lazio striker Goran Pandev during the January transfer window.
Up until now, it looked like something of a two-horse affair, as both Inter and Juventus have been the only two teams consistently linked with the Macedonia international.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri have significantly increased their interest in Pandev partly because a tribunal has shown signs of accelerating its verdict of his case against Lazio.
The 26-year-old is trying to rescind his contract with the Biancocelesti after Claudio Lotito froze him out of the first team for expressing his desire to leave in the summer.
“We are looking for a striker who can play out on the flank for next season or who knows when,” Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani said yesterday afternoon.
Asked if someone, namely Pandev, would arrive in January, Galliani replied: “I don't know. Right now, we're thinking about it.
“Sure, when you're missing Ronaldinho or Alexandre Pato it's clear we don't have players in the squad who are similar to them, so we're thinking about it.
“If we were market-magicians then I would like it if we could find a mix between Pato and Ronaldinho, someone who can play on the right and the left, and also scores many goals.”