Former AC Milan star urges Patrick Cutrone to leave Milan this summer

Former AC Milan ace Alberto Gilardino has urged Patrick Cutrone to pursue a fresh challenge away from the Rossoneri in order to become a better player. The Italian recently completed his second full season with the San Siro outfit,where he struggled for gametime with just 12 league starts while finding the net on only three occasions.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Gilardino could be better suited to part ways with the Rossoneri this summer in order to be assured with regular first-team football. He added to state the youngster’s versatility on the attack and suggested that he would personally him, should he be in the boots of the opposition manager.

He said: “Yes, because he would have more chances to play continuously.His future may lie away from Milan, where he might be given the chance to become a very important player. This year he has improved and can already do everything.  [He can] play out wide, behind the main striker, or as a centre-forward. He is young and already expensive, but I would sign him.”

Cutrone seemed to hold the edge over the starting role during the midway stage of the previous stage of the previous campaign with loanee Gonzalo Higuain ending his association with the team. However, the joy was short-lived with winter signing Krzysztof Piatek instantly making an impression after the switch from Genoa.

The Poland international ended the season with a tally of nine goals from 18 league appearances for the Rossoneri and he appears certain to lead the attack next term. Alongside him, Andre Silva could be afforded the chance to redeem himself after a mixed campaign on loan with Sevilla. The Portuguese found himself in a rift with the La Liga club after being injured during the backend of the campaign and they have supposedly decided against triggering the buy option available.