ostolero:

dogs deserve to live forever

they’re not strangers if they like the same club as you

"Thanks to Chelsea for giving me the opportunity to play for them and win so many major trophies. But after seven seasons [in the Premier League], I had in my mind that I needed a change; I needed a new challenge and something that really excited me. Something that gives me the passion I need to play football. Obviously, I could see how the season in Chelsea was going to be. They signed a new striker that was expecting to play, and I need to feel the-… you know this feeling of being important, and something new. As I said before, when I had the call from AC Milan, it was everything I needed - very passionate supporters and a great club in a situation where you have to risk everything; Milan has to go back to the top three position in the table. I need to feel happy to play football again, to score goals, to be an important part in a team again. And so it was perfect for me. It was, honestly, in the last forty eight hours of the market so everything was so quick. But, at the end, I could come here; it’s what I really wanted. Thanks again to Chelsea and to Liverpool for the opportunity to play in England, but it’s the past. It’s a chapter closed. Now I want to start a new one; an exciting one. And, as I said before, I’m really really looking forward to start training with the squad. To play my first game. I know I’m only… can see or only want to see nice things coming in these few seasons with AC Milan. So… really happy to be here. Today starts a new chapter of my career and hopefully I can mix everything I had in the past - between Athletico, Liverpool and Chelsea - to a big maze, to be happy and score goals, win trophies and do what I wanted to at them all: just be happy and enjoy playing football.” (x)

sleeve:

late night breakdowns are my speciality

Fernando before his presentation as a Milan player (you can follow it here).

when some player leaves your fav club it’s almost the same pain as when one of your family members leaves your family