Mark van Bommel (33) will transfer from FC Bayern to the Italian first division club AC Milan. The Dutch international had a contract with FC Bayern München to June 2011, but has asked to transfer because of sporting reasons (I assume this is because of conflicting opinions regarding play between Mark and LVG, please do correct me since my German isn't top notch). After a joint meeting this morning with the board, FC Bayern München AG, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Karl Hopfner, as well as sporting director Christian Nerlinger, have decided to approve of this request.
"It was Mark's request that he, for athletic reasons in his contract, immediately move to AC Milan. Mark was always very professional, a vastly important player for Bayern and also a great captain. Because of his contributions to the club we decided to approve of Mark's request," said chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge: "FC Bayern München wishes Mark van Bommel and his family all the best in Italy."
Mark van Bommel said: "I leave Bayern with a heavy heart, but with my head held high. I spent four and a half years here, four very beautiful and successful years and would like to express my gratitude to the club and to the fans. FC Bayern München will always occupy a large part of my heart."
sauce (in german so yall will have to deal with my shitty translation)
nvm english, also from the mothership
JEARS ;_; I DO BLAME THIS ON YOU RAIOLA