Saturday Apr 18, 2020. 09:00
Nigeria international Taye Taiwo has explained why he had to leave Italian football heavyweights AC Milan.
The experienced left-back left was loaned out by Milan to English club Queens Park Rangers and Ukrainian giants Dynamo Kyiv.
Eventually, Taiwo left the former Serie A champions for Turkish outfit Bursaspor on a permanent deal in 2013.
The 35-year-old player has disclosed that he had to leave Milan in order to get regular game time although back then Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri wanted him to stay.
“I was the first choice left-back during the pre-season, but an ankle injury at the start of the season was the reason why I lost my place in the starting XI at AC Milan,” Taiwo told Brila FM.
“The coach [Massimiliano Allegri] really wanted me to stay, but I chose first-team football at QPR ahead of staying on the bench at Milan.”
Taiwo, who is currently on the books of Finish club RoPS, has played 54 games for Nigeria and scored eight goals.