AC Milan reveal admiration for Liverpool and England striker Andy Carroll

 

AC Milan could be about to make a shock attempt to sign Liverpool frontman Andy Carroll.

The son of Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi, Pier Silvio - president of Mediaset, the holding company that owns the San Siro club – has confessed his admiration for the big Geordie and declared that he would like to see him playing for the Rossoneri soon.

Carroll was a British record transfer signing when the Reds moved him from Newcastle United for £35m in January 2011.

Since the move the 23-year-old has struggled with criticism of his form and fitness and has appeared at times to have found the weight of his price tag hard to bear.

However, he enjoyed something of a renaissance towards the end of the season as he recaptured the form that had made him so potent for the Magpies.

This led him to a call up to Roy Hodgson’s England squad at Euro 2012.

Although hardly used at the tournament, he did score one of the goals of the competition, a towering header past Swedish keeper Andreas Isaksson.

It is this goal that caught Berlusconi’s eye.

"As a future target I’d like Andy Carroll," said Berlusconi, quoted in The Sun.

"I must admit that for his body build, and after seeing his header in the Euros, I would like to have Carroll at Milan."

Several long serving players have parted ways with the Milanese club this summer, most notably Gennaro Gattuso, Mark van Bommel and Clarence Seedorf. As a result the management is keen to bring in new talent to once again stamp the club’s authority on Serie A.

Berlusconi highlighted this new drive and desire: "This is a new era for Milan,” he said.

"We will continue to get younger while maintaining the culture. Milan still has its superstars."

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