Milan owned goalkeeper Gabriel eager to remain with Carpi following promotion to Serie ARoma's Kevin Strootman (2nd L) shoots to score a penalty past Milan's goalkeeper Gabriel during their Serie A match at San Siro on 16th December, 2013
Milan owned goalkeeper Gabriel is eager to remain with Carpi following their promotion to Serie A.
The Emilia-Romagna based club secured their place in Serie A next season after a 0-0 draw with Bari on Tuesday.
The squad at manager Fabrizio Castori’s disposal is filled with young players and one of those to benefit from that approach is Gabriel.
The 22 year-old was signed on loan from Milan in September 2014 and has gone on to keep 20 clean sheets in 34 appearances.
With an opportunity to play regularly in Serie A potentially open to him next season, if the loan, which expires in June, is renewed, Gabriel is keen to stay with Carpi and believes it would best for his development.
“I am very happy with this promotion we achieved, as we all worked so hard and the credit goes to everyone,” he told Mediaset Premium, as reported by website Football Italia.
“I’m happy that the club said it wants to keep me. Leaving Milan was not an easy decision, but I needed to play.
“Coming here was the right choice and with Milan we’ll see what to do about my future. I want to continue this maturation process.
“Right now Milan have Diego López and Christian Abbiati, so I don’t think this is the right moment to go back there.
“I need to play regularly and doing it at Carpi would be the ideal solution because I already know the club well.”
Gabriel was signed by Milan from Cruzeiro for a reported fee of €500,000 in July 2012. He went on to feature seven times for the first team, but found himself marginalised by the arrival of Diego López from Real Madrid last summer.