Ricardo Rodriguez discusses Milan future after reported Everton interest

Everton manager Marco Silva

Premier League outfit Everton reportedly want to raid Serie A strugglers AC Milan for Swiss international Ricardo Rodriguez.

Ricardo Rodriguez of AC Milan gestures during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between AC Milan and CSU Craiova at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on August 3, 2017 in...

Ricardo Rodriguez has hinted that he is frustrated with life on the AC Milan bench in an interview with AZ, amid claims that Everton want to bring the Switzerland international to the Premier League.

The 27-year-old joined one of Italy’s biggest clubs from Wolfsburg two years ago for £13.5 million as part of that infamous spending spree which was supposed to drag Milan to the top of Serie A again, only to see the Rossoneri catapult themselves into  financial nightmare instead with Champions League football still out of their grasp.

Like Leonardo Bonucci, Hakan Calhanoglu and Andre Silva, Rodriguez hasn’t really lived up to expectations at the San Siro and he’s now been relegated to a back-up role behind former Real Madrid youngster Theo Hernandez.


And, according to Blick, Everton are interested in offering Rodriguez a fresh start at Goodison Park and they will be pleased to hear the 67-time international admit his frustrations.

"I cannot tell you how my career will progress. But I can say that I am a player who always wants to play,” Rodriguez told AZ, who claim that a January move is not out of the question.

Hakan Calhanoglu of AC Milan clebrates the opening goal with Ricardo Rodriguez as Jack Wilshere of Arsenal looks on during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg match between...

But if Rodriguez wants a guaranteed place in the starting XI, Everton might not be the right destination.

Lucas Digne has evolved into one of the Premier League’s most effective left-backs since moving to Merseyside and, despite the likely departure of Leighton Baines next summer, Rodriguez might be better off waiting for a club who are looking for a new first-choice left-back rather than a useful squad player.

Ricardo Rodriguez of Switzerland scores his sides first goal during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: First Leg between Northern Ireland and Switzerland at Windsor Park on...

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