Friday August 14 2020
Taarabt 'would have liked' a return to Milan

Benfica midfielder Adel Taarabt has revealed he ‘would have liked a return’ San Siro. 'When I think of Italy, I think of Milan'.

The Morocco international spent six months on loan at Milan in the second half of Serie A 2013-14, but later returned to Italy to play one and a half seasons with Genoa.

The 31-year-old said Milan are the first thing that comes to mind when he thinks about Italy and was ‘very sorry’ he couldn’t spend more time at the club.

“When I think of Italy, I think of Milan,” Taarabt told Sky Sport Italia. “It’s a top club where I had the opportunity to play with great players like Kakà.

“It was a pleasure, I enjoyed myself and I think I did well. I was very sorry not to continue my adventure with the Rossoneri because my head was still there.

“If Seedorf had stayed, the story might have been different because they brought in Inzaghi, who had a different idea of football.

“In the following years, I didn’t have the opportunity to come back, even if I would have liked to.”

Taarabt played 16 times for the Rossoneri and contributed four goals and two assists in his time at Milanello.

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