Sunday December 18 2011
Maxi Lopez: 'I'm ready for Milan'

Maxi Lopez reveals why he wept as he saluted the Stadio Massimino in the Sicilian derby. “I am ready for Milan.”

The Catania striker converted a penalty in the 2-0 victory over Palermo and was in tears as he left the field, hugged by every member of the bench.

“I was emotional because this was a very important day. It is also my son’s birthday,” explained the Argentine, who is expected to join Milan in January.

“It was a tough week and I want to thank my teammates and the whole staff, especially the medics for getting me ready. This goal was also important for the fans, as they really care about the derby.

“Will I join Milan? I feel mature right now, so if an offer arrives, then the club will deal with it. We’ll see what happens in January. I am ready.”

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