The 21 year old Croatian international is currently on a season long loan at AC Milan and has currently struggled to find time on the pitch.
The player’s agent Vincenzo Cavaliere gave an exclusive interview to CalacioMercato.com earlier in the day and had spoke about his client’s current state at his new club.
When asked why his client has yet to make his AC Milan debut, Cavaliere had this to say:
“Mario is training well since joining AC Milan. He’s reaching the peak of his form, he’s already at a good level. I think Montella’s taking the right decisions. He needs time before making his debut in official games, he’s joined his teammates in August and is still not fit. Vangioni is in a very similar situation, we are hopeful.”
Cavaliere on his client’s current spirit and how he is adjusting to life in Italy:
“He’s happy. I spoke to him after the Lazio clash and Mario is happy about this experience. He counted me his ambitions. That’s the way he is. He doens’t think as a single person, but he always focuses on the team. He has settled in well, he speaks four languages: Croat, English, French and some Spanish. AC Milan is a great club, its have unique organization. He is following Italian courses, he’ll learn the language fast.“Of course he’d like to play more, we’re sure he will. He always talks with Montella, he always gives Mario advice. Pasalic will play when he’s ready. I am happy he got over the injury and that he’s now happy.”
Cavaliere discusses other squads interest in his client this past transfer window
“We had contacts with seven more clubs. It’s not easy to sign him to permanent deal because Chelsea believe in Pasalic for the future. Ha had almost joined PSV, but then AC Milan came, whilst Torino, Sporting Gijon, WBA and Middlesbrough were also interested.”
Pasalic was born in Mainz, Germany but moved to Croatia at a very young age. He has been involved with the Croatian national team since he first made an appearance for the U-14 side back in 2009. Pasalic made his debut with Hajduk Split’s senior side back in 2013 and scored a total of 11 goals in 32 appearances for the club.
In the 2014 summer transfer window Chelsea purchased the young midfielder at a cost of 3 million euro. He has then since been loaned to Eiche, Monaco, and now Milan. Still at a very young age, Pasalic has also made 2 appearances for Croatia’s senior men’s team.