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Lothar Matthaus - Forza Milan

My AC Milan Story :)
Started on 24 December 2012 by Blue
Latest Reply on 20 June 2013 by JamieBhoy93
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YES WE CAN! I like your ambitions Ben ;)
*"We'll win the title"*

*Gets relegated*

Jk, that'll never happen to the legendary Lothar Matthaus. I agree with Matthaus completely :) Good luck for the season ahead!

Maybe even an invincibles season? ;)

Milan Sign Will Hughes

AC Milan have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Will Hughes on a free transfer after his Derby contract expired at the start of the summer. He becomes Milan's first signing of the window, and continues Matthaus' tradition of signing young players.

Many were shocked when Hughes left Derby on a free transfer, as that is where he has thrived so far in his career. The 19-year-old had spent his entire career in the white shirt of Derby, and had widely been touted as one of the stars of the future in England. A couple of years ago, there was talk of him joining giants Manchester City and Chelsea.

Despite this, Hughes stayed at Pride Park, and in the years he was at the club (between 2010 and 2014), he made 67 appearances for the Rams, and scored seven goals. Despite his contribution to the cause, he was unable to help Derby make the step up and get promoted to the Premier League, in which case he may have stayed.

The reason Hughes left Derby County is unclear, with even Hughes himself not revealing his thinking, but many expect that it is related to wanting a move to a big club, and if this is the reason, he has been successful, after securing a move to the San Siro. After many clubs attempted to sign Hughes, with Derby blocking them all, Hughes finally decided that he needed to work at getting a move away from the Championship side.

Whether Hughes' move to the Italian capital will be a success or whether he will flop remains to be seen, but one thing is certain for the youngster. He will certainly not be welcomed back at Derby if he ever returns in the colours of another team, following the unsportsmanlike tactics he used to leave the club.

Will Hughes will be on £7.5k per week until June 2017 at the San Siro. Milan fans are said to be delighted to have secured such a good talent for free, and pleased that they will make a profit on him if they sell him if he fails in the black and red of the Rossonneri.
67 appearances? So close...

Jokes aside, Will Hughes is pretty good on my Aston Villa save. Although he's not the best he's definitely not bad either. Good luck with him!
♫ We'll be the champions, my friends ♫
Haha, thanks for all the support you guys :)

Pazzini Leaves For Spain

Italian striker Giampaolo Pazzini has left AC Milan to join Spanish champions Real Madrid for a fee of around £18 million. The 29-year-old was Milan's top scorer last season, but has now moved on to a new team.

The main reason Pazzini is rumoured to have left the San Siro is because his contract runs out next summer, and Milan were not willing to pay the wages Pazzini wanted on a renewed contract. As such, they decided to transfer list him and cash in before he left for free. He scored 25 goals in all competitions for the Rossonneri last season, becoming their top scorer by far. This means someone else will have to step up and take his place, otherwise Milan will have another underachieving season in Serie A. However, with rumours of Robinho and Pato also being on the way out from the San Siro, who will fill the gap remains to be seen.

Many pundits think Madrid have overpaid for Pazzini, what with him being 29, and he will be 30 before the season even starts. Many are questioning whether Real even need Pazzini, as they already have Christiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Gonzalo Higuain. Fans will be interested as to how the 46-times capped Italian striker copes with the competition at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Shame to see him leave mate, but if he asked for to much then fair play. Also £19m is a good fee to get for him well done :)
2013-03-31 10:28#88576 BeanyUnited : Shame to see him leave mate, but if he asked for to much then fair play. Also £19m is a good fee to get for him well done :)
Can't tell you how shocked I was when Real bidded haha :D
That's a pretty awesome sum you've gotten for Pazzini :D

Matthaus Quits Cook Islands Post

German manager Lothar Matthaus has quit his post as the manager of Cooks Islands under-21 side after just under two months in the job. He claims that it was distracting him from his managerial role at AC Milan. He also cited lack of support from his staff as a reason.

Matthaus took over the role at the end of last season after winning the Europa League at Milan, and looked like he would start to take the Cook Islands to more success than they have had in their history, but even that task was too much for him. He was given no staff to work with, making it near impossible to pick his first squad, and as such resigned, leaving the job just days before he was due to take charge of his first match. Cook Islands will now be looking for a new manager to fill the role.

Matthaus is still said to be interested in international management, and is rumoured to have applied for the vacant Norway and Chile jobs.
Can't blame you for leaving mate, good luck whatever you do next!
I wonder where you will go next! ;)

Milan Complete Guidetti Loan

AC Milan have completed the signing of Swedish striker John Guidetti on a season-long loan from Manchester City. The 22-year-old has struggled to make an impression at the Etihad so far in his career, and hopes a loan move to the San Siro will help him boost his career with the Blues.

Guidetti has spent the majority of his career with City out on loan at various clubs. He joined in 2008, but loan spells at clubs such as Burnley, Feyenoord and Fulham have stopped him establishing himself as a player at City. He's spent the last two seasons out on loan to London club Fulham, making 49 appearances, yet only scoring 14 goals.

Milan are by a long distance the biggest club Guidetti has spent time on loan at, and he hopes this can make him stand out in the eyes of the City staff, and secure a solid place in the squad for next season. He is determined to make the grade in Manchester, but there is talk that Milan will make an attempt to sign Guidetti if his loan spell with the Rossonneri is a success.
love love love the signing of Will Hughes :D also the loan move of Guidetti is good as he is normally a great goal getter :) ... £18m for Pazzini is a great bit of business :) good luck with the season ahead

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