Thursday June 21 2012
Acerbi almost left for Serie B

New Milan defender Francesco Acerbi was ready to join a Serie B club in January, his agent has explained.

“Up until December, he never saw the field of play at Chievo,” Andrea Cattoli commented. “When January arrived we asked for a transfer.

“The player called me on a daily basis because he didn’t want to just sit on the bench. He was also ready to step down to Serie B if necessary.

“We subsequently spoke to Chievo and they assured us that he would get his chance. He was given an opportunity against Udinese, did well and played ever since.”

The 23-year-old scored one goal in 17 Serie A appearances for the Flying Donkeys in 2011-12.

Co-owned with Genoa, he was signed outright by the latter this week and yesterday joined Milan in another co-ownership.

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