Goalkeeper Marco Amelia Set to Leave Milan

Serie A heavyweights AC Milan are believed to be thinking of offloading their goalkeeper Marco Amelia in the summer, according to Tutto Mercato.

Amelia continues to play second-fiddle to current first-choice custodian Christian Abbiati, as Amelia’s persistent injuries plagued his first-team chances. And when he does get the chance, his performance is below par. True enough, of his eight league appearances this season, he has only kept one clean sheet, conceding six along the way.

Such a paltry return appears to have pushed Milan to finally selling the Italian keeper to fund the search for a replacement once the transfer window re-opens in June.

Lucky for Amelia, he has a suitor in Roma, who are believed to be keeping tabs on his situation and could spring a bid for him and offer him more opportunities for first-team football.

As for Amelia’s eventual move, only time will tell if he is indeed set for a San Siro farewell or if he will be booked for an extended stay on Milan’s bench.

Amelia joined Milan in the summer of 2011 from fellow Italian side Genoa for €3.5m and since then has made a total 40 appearances for the club in all competitions.

Amelia’s contract is set to expire in 2015.

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