According to the agent of Ricardo Rodriguez, there was a lot of interest in the left back, but he never entertained any idea of leaving Milan.
Ricardo Rodriguez’ agent to @MilanNewsit: “I received lots of phone calls from various clubs and intermediaries, but Ricardo never thought about leaving Milan. He feels great at Milan and is happy to be at such a big club.” pic.twitter.com/NQrL45CCPj— TheMilanBible (@TheMilanBible) September 11, 2018
Rodriguez’s agent, Gianluca Di Domenico, spoke to MilanNews.it and claimed that while Rodriguez had many offers from other teams, a departure from Milan was never in the cards, saying:
Ricardo never thought of leaving Milan though, you know how much he wanted to come to Milano and Milan.
He said he wouldn’t leave the Rossoneri easily and those were sincere words, he’s happy to be here and to be playing for such a big club.
In a recent interview he said he’d have stayed at Milan even if they were out of Europe, because Milan remains a bigger club than many that play in European competition.
Even if people continue to write that he’ll leave, he’s bound tightly to Milan
When Milan are playing well, there will always be offers for their players. It’s up to the club, meaning Leonardo and Maldini, to refuse offers and keep the squad together. The club is not longer in a position where it has to sell players, and it’s up the club, along with Gennaro Gattuso, to sell a vision of where the club is going to keep players from wanting to leave the first chance they get.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
CONI has ruled that Serie B will remain with 19 clubs, with an appeal set to be filed. What a mess. [Football-Italia.net]
World Football Links
UEFA is planning a third club competition starting in 2021. [BBC.com]