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Milan great Alessandro Nesta says MLS still an option

May 10, 2012, 10:18 AM EST

An aging squad plus a lack of investment means Allegri's time at AC was riddled with change and turmoil. Getty Images

Milan defender Alessandro Nesta called a press conference today In Italy to more or less say what he has already said.

But since he went to all the trouble, we may as well link to the story, where Nesta says he is leaving the San Siro. And he reiterated Major League Soccer is an option.

New York was among the destinations previously mentioned, and the Italian great could certainly help fortify Hans Backe’s back line at Red Bull Arena. You may remember that we’ve already put a stamp of approval on that one.

At 36, Nesta can still deliver – just not as often. And since Milan remains one of Europe’s best clubs, that is no longer an ideal match.

“The high pace of the Italian league, the Champions League and the Italian Cup means that I can’t play all the time,” he said today. “And I’m not one to sit and wait on the bench.”

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