24th December, 2011
Nigeria international Taye Taiwo will quit Italian champions, AC Milan at a cut-price of about three million Euros in the winter.
It was gathered that the Super Eagles’ defender, who left Olympique Marseille of France for Italy has no future at the San Siro and he will therefore be allowed to go during the January transfer window.
â€œA decision has been taken for Taye to go,â€ a top source told MTNFootball.com
â€œHis final destination will be clearer by the time Milan play against Paris Saint-Germain in an invitational tournament in Dubai on 3 January, 2012.â€
Taiwo has made only four starts for Milan since his free transfer in the summer and coach Massimiliano Allegri has made it very clear he does not fit into his plans.
How much Milan will accept for his transfer will not be a problem, a top agent informed MTNFootball.com, but the vexed issue would be the playerâ€™s personal terms as he is on a massive monthly salary of about 335,000 Euros in Italy.
The 26-year-old defender receives an additional 220,000 Euros a year from sports manufacturers Nike.
Already there are serious interests from the English Premier League, where a top London club want him on loan till June 2012.
There is also the possibility of Taiwo heading back to France, where he spent several eventful seasons with Marseille.