Thursday July 30 2015
Galliani: ‘Pirlo my biggest error’

Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani says letting Andrea Pirlo leave was ‘my biggest mistake’, and talks about transfer targets.

Galliani was one of the members of the Rossoneri hierarchy deemed most responsible for Pirlo’s departure to Juventus on a free transfer in 2011, but claimed it wasn't his fault alone.

“The biggest mistake that I made on the market was to let Pirlo leave, although it was an error shared with others. Don’t ask me who,” the 71-year-old told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Zlatan Ibrahimovic is under contract with PSG until June 30, 2016 and there’s nothing more to say on that.

“Alessio Romagnoli? It depends on Roma, we have offered €25m. But if they don’t want to sell him, they won’t sell him. And if he doesn’t come, we’ll stay as we are.

“We gave Philippe Mexes and Nigel De Jong renewals because they can offer a lot. In the derby with Inter in China they showed that.

“Jackson Martinez? When he was a step away from joining us, he chose Atletico Madrid. But we are happy because we took Carlos Bacca - a great player, coached by a talented tactician at Sevilla.”