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Sulley Muntari and Milan Part Ways

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Sulley Muntari, the Ghanian midfielder that joined in 2012, is leaving Milan by mutual consent.

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Milan have finally started to unload their dead weight. In other words, Milan has begun the process of getting rid of old players past their prime and the players that do nothing except hinder the club. This process began with Sulley Muntari and the club agreeing on the termination of his contract.

Sulley Muntari joined the Rossoneri in 2012 after being loaned out to Inter. Last season he made just 16 appearances and netted 2 goals. His future became dubious when he requested to be withheld from the squad for a match away against Palermo.

The club released this statement about his departure:

"AC Milan and Sulley Muntari announce that they have consensually resolved the sporting contract that bound them today. AC Milan would like to thank Muntari for his commitment, devotion and professionalism that was always in evidence in the Milan shirt and defending the red and black colours and we wish him every success for the rest of his playing career."

Along with Muntari, Daniele Bonera and Michael Essien will be also released by Milan. For Milan, offloading these players (and hopefully then some) is just as important a step as signing new players. It's refreshing to see that management have maybe begun to acknowledge the problems with Milan's roster and is making strides to solve these issues. The question then becomes, which players should end up on the chopping block next and who still deserves to play for Milan?