Friday September 2 2016
Lapadula: ‘Berlusconi brought me to Milan’

Gianluca Lapadula says outgoing President Silvio Berlusconi “pushed me toward Milan”.

The patron is selling the Rossoneri after 30 years, with a Chinese consortium preparing to take over.

Serie B top-scorer Lapadula arrived from Pescara this summer, meaning he could be one of the last signings of the Berlusconi era.

“The will of the President pushed me toward Milan,” the striker told reports at Malpensa airport, as the Diavolo prepare to fly out for a friendly with Bournemouth.

“His confidence is a positive note. I’m working to get back to the top as soon as possible, I’m in a good place.”

Lapadula was also asked about Coach Vincenzo Montella, and the role he sees for himself in his team.

“Logically I’d like to play as a striker, but in football you have to adapt. The Coach asks me to run and put minutes in my legs.

“We wants a lot of possession of the ball and a lot of quality, a bit like [Pescara’s Massimo] Oddo. I enjoyed that system a lot, and I hope it’s the same here.”