AC Milan striker pledges future to club
AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang has pledged his future to the Rossoneri despite rumors of interest of Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain.
The 18-year-old has been in excellent form with the Rossoneri in the second half of the season, but is yet to score in Serie A for the club.
“There is only Milan for me,” he stated in an interview with Milan Channel.
“Yes, I was born in Paris, and I like Paris Saint-Germain, but I want to win everything here, starting from the Champions League.”
Niang also touched on his progress so far with his new club and how pleased he is to be playing for a big club at such an early stage in his career.
“At the start I struggled because Italian football is very tactical and physical, but everything is fine now.
“When I played for Caen, my objective was to join a big club. Today I am at Milan and hope to stay as long as possible.”
His playing style has brought about comparisons to legendary striker Thierry Henry, but the youngster was quick to dismiss any such notions regarding him and his compatriot as premature.
“No, I am a long way off. He achieved so much and I have to work hard, but my objective is to become better than Henry.”
Finally, he reflected on the Champions League clash against Barcelona, stating that he has already moved on, and also expressed his admiration for fellow striker Mario Balotelli.
“I was unlucky in Barcelona, but I am still young and can make up for it in another game at that level. I don’t think about that game anymore.
“I always watch Balotelli [to learn], as he never gets it wrong from penalties or free kicks.”
Niang has made 14 appearances so far for the Rossoneri, scoring one goal in the process.