Alessio Cerci has made it clear that he has no other plans but to see out the final year of his contract with Rossoneri. He has denied his loan deal at Milan is set to be cut short. The forward is on loan at Milan from Atletico Madrid until 2016, but reports claimed that Milan’s general manager Adriano Galliani had been trying to convince the Spanish club to take him back this summer.
The 27-year-old endured a difficult first half of the 2014-15 campaign at the Vicente Calderon and joined the Rossoneri on an 18-month loan deal during the winter break.On the same day the loan was agreed, Fernando Torres went the opposite way from Milan to Atlético Madrid in exchange. Cerci has struggled for both form and fitness at Milan, making him unable to make an impact at Milan since his arrival after failing to have a regular starting role in his first six months in Atletico Madrid.
During his loan term in AC Milan, he manages just one goal in 16 Serie A appearances, and has recently been linked with a return to Torino, as well as a move to Napoli. However, their coach Giampiero Ventura does not think a return is likely. He instead criticized Cerci for making a mistake by joining Atletico in the first place.
“Anybody who knows anything about football knows full well that the only club Cerci should never have joined is Atletico Madrid, and Atletico were the only club who should never have tried to get him,” told Ventura.
Galliani was in Madrid this week for talks with Atletico, but Cerci says that suggestions he was trying to cancel the loan deal were inaccurate. Earlier this week it was reported that Adriano Galliani had met with Atletico directors and was told to find another club for Cerci. He tries to fend for his future in AC Milan by posting on his Twitter: “I have read some articles and am hearing things that are not true,” he tweeted. “How often do we talk too much about me without knowing the reality?”
Before he moved to Atletico Madrid, Cerci netted 13 goals for the Granata in 2013-14 to help them earn a place in the Europa League. In June 2012 he was signed by Torino, where he enjoyed his greatest success,and then joined Atlético two years later. During his career in Torino, Cerci ended his season with 13 goals and also 11 assists, the most in Serie A.