Wednesday May 25 2011
Seedorf wanted to 'feel important'

Clarence Seedorf says money was never a factor in his decision to extend his Milan contract.

The Dutchman had spent the last week pondering his options before renewing his Rossoneri deal until 2012 today.

"I have never moved for financial reward in my career," the 35-year-old midfielder told MilanNews. "Money was never an issue.

"There were never any problems of an economical nature. I just needed to reach an agreement with the club, an outfit who I have a great relationship with.

"I wanted to still feel important. Milan Vice-President Adriano Galliani gave me the answers I was looking for and that is why I remained."

Seedorf has enjoyed much success with the Rossoneri since his 2002 switch from Inter and he is targeting more glory.

"After the Scudetto, I want us to confirm ourselves in Europe. I want my fifth Champions League. I'm hungry to reach more targets. There is no better place to win than at Milan."

The Italian champions will be without Andrea Pirlo next season though after he joined Juventus yesterday.

"I'm sad that Pirlo has left," he added. "I've lost one of my best friends and the side a great player. He's made history here and I wish him well."

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