Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013

AC Milan striker speaks about upcoming move to Montpellier

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M'Baye Niang AC Milan striker M’Baye Niang believes his move to French side will benefit his development after failing to find regular first team football with the Rossoneri.

The loan move hasn’t been made official from either side, but the French club released a photograph of Niang training with his new teammates on Saturday.

The striker told reporters that the reason for his decision to leave Milan was to help the French side achieve their objectives and to get playing time.

“I came here to help this club in its comeback and the coach was very important in my decision,” said the 19-year-old forward.

“The squad has talent, I want to return to the field and prove I haven’t lost my confidence or quality. I can get back to being the player I was.”

Niang scored just the once for the Rossoneri, which was netted in a Coppa Italia Round of 16 tie against Reggina in December 2012.

The Frenchman has failed to break into the first team under Massimiliano Allegri, and with three other strikers ahead of him, the Rossoneri hope a loan move will aid in his growth.

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