Antonio Cassano made his debut for AC Milan in a friendly against Al Ahli which they won, 2-1. No goalscoring spectaculars but some useful work down the wings for the former Sampdoria player.
Cassano had a very public falling out with Riccardo Garrone, Sampodoria’s president of Sampdoria and his situation became untenable with the case going to arbitration.
Milan opportunistically was able to prise him away by restructuring a deal with Samp in which the club would pay off Real Madrid who owns Cassano’s contract a part of the 5 million euro sell-on fee. The cost would be shared between the two clubs and the player himself. Cassano’s contract with the club runs till 2014.
Silvio Berlusconi’s club now promises some very fine attacking firepower in Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alexandre Pato, and now the very talented Cassano. If he clicks then it could be the end of zero tituli. On the other hand, Cassno has had such moments which makes coaches tear their hair out. He is a ticking time bomb.