Friday April 1 2016
Montolivo: Milan renewal in May

Riccardo Montolivo will renew his contract with Milan in May, adapting to his new defensive midfielder role.

The Rossoneri captain was always considered a director of play, one of the many heirs to Andrea Pirlo, but this season he has shown different qualities.

The 31-year-old still has an 81% successful pass percentage, but his average number of balls recovered per game is 10.3, which is the highest in Serie A.

The total number of balls recovered during the season is at 246, which puts him in third place in that ranking after Sassuolo's Francesco Magnanelli and Napoli's Jorginho.

According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the converted defensive midfielder will sign a new deal with Milan that will bind him to the club for another three years.

The Diavolo are happy to have their captain among them until he is 34, and the deal should go ahead with no problems.

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