Monday, March 10, 2008

We want Sheva back!

Milan captain Paolo Maldini and Massimo Ambrosini have told journalists they would welcome the return of former Rossoneri striker Andriy Shevchenko.

The Ukrainian hitman has been courted by the club after they went out of the Champions League at the second round stage to Arsenal last week.

Shevchenko, who left Milan for Chelsea in the summer of 2006, has struggled to hold down a first team place with the Blues and is currently playing in the London side’s reserves.

Speaking after their 3-1 victory at Empoli on Sunday, Maldini and Ambrosini endorsed President Silvio Berlusconi’s desire to re-sign the 31-year-old.

“At Milan there is always room for those who have done a lot,” explained Maldini. “There is always space for those who have left a mark on the history of the club.”

Shevchenko is the Diavolo’s second highest scorer of all-time after netting 127 times in 208 games.

Ambrosini was also excited about the possibility of seeing the former European Player of the Year in Rossonero once again.

“We cannot decide these things,” he noted. “I can only say that Sheva is a friend and that we will welcome him with enthusiasm if he were to leave London.”