Nesta to leave AC Milan, ponders move to MLS

Alessandro Nesta says he will leave AC Milan at the end of the

season and is considering a move to Major League Soccer in the

United States.

The 36-year-old Nesta, who has spent 10 years at Milan, will

play his last game for the club at home against Novara on


”This was my last season with Milan,” Nesta said Thursday at a

news conference. ”I’ve evaluated everything and the high pace of

the Italian league, the Champions League and the Italian Cup means

that I can’t play all the time. And I’m not one to sit and wait on

the bench.

”I would very happily go to the United States, it would be a

good experience. It wouldn’t be bad to cross the ocean. But until I

have signed, I’m not going to say anything. But there are not other

good and important opportunities.”

Nesta helped Milan to two Serie A titles and two Champions

League trophies. The defender also won the World Cup with Italy in


He spent nine seasons with Lazio, and also won the league with

the Rome club.

Milan director Umberto Gandini tweeted: ”Nesta leaves AC Milan

after 10 years of successful and brilliant service. What a person,

what a player! Wishing him well in his next job!!”