Milan legend Nesta to play last Serie A match

Alessandro Nesta says he will leave AC Milan at the end of the season and is considering a move to Major League Soccer in the United States.

The 36-year-old Nesta, who has spent 10 years at Milan, will play his last game for the club at home against Novara on Sunday.

"This was my last season with Milan," Nesta said Thursday at a news conference. "I've evaluated everything and the high pace of the Italian league, the Champions League and the Italian Cup means that I can't play all the time. And I'm not one to sit and wait on the bench.

 Milan legend Nesta to play last Serie A match

Nesta is a legend at AC Milan. Reuters

"I would very happily go to the United States, it would be a good experience. It wouldn't be bad to cross the ocean. But until I have signed, I'm not going to say anything. But there are not other good and important opportunities."

Nesta helped Milan to two Serie A titles and two Champions League trophies. The defender also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

He spent nine seasons with Lazio, and also won the league with the Rome club.

Milan director Umberto Gandini tweeted: "Nesta leaves AC Milan after 10 years of successful and brilliant service. What a person, what a player! Wishing him well in his next job!!"

AP

Updated Date: May 11, 2012 13:23:18 IST