Sulley Muntari told Milan he won’t play anymore, but his agent insists the club will continue to shell out wages.
The midfielder remarkably told the Rossoneri not to call him up for today’s trip to Palermo, or indeed any other matches, as he is “not a part of their plans for next season.”
He has a contract until June 2016, but is already said to be in negotiations with MLS clubs like LA Galaxy and NY Red Bulls.
The revelation caused uproar among Milan fans, who said if he’s not going to play, then he shouldn’t be paid wages for the remaining three months of the campaign either.
“There is no controversy behind this decision. It was agreed by mutual consent and fully in sync with the club,” explained agent Federico Pastorello in La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“We spoke to Adriano Galliani and, considering the affection that ties him to Sulley, we reached this point.
“It is a situation that will continue for the rest of the season, unless Pippo Inzaghi has an emergency and needs him.
“Muntari will continue training every day with the team, plus Saturday and Sunday on his own. He will be paid by the club because he’ll continue working and it was a mutual decision for him not to play.
“There are no disciplinary or medical reasons for this. He just wants to avoid sitting on the bench. It’s a show of fairness towards an important player, aged 31, who has already been told he’s not part of Milan’s future.”