Last season, he barely convinced in the 42 games played (4 goals) and failed to win the trust of Gennaro Gattuso. He had offers to change airs and even to return to Spain, but the former Malaga or Villarreal decided to continue one more season in Italy.
The Rossoneri valued him at around € 25 million and would not have seen his transfer with bad eyes, but now he has a new opportunity. And he will not have many more, as the arrivals of Rafael Leao and Ante Rebic increase competition in his area of influence within the Marco Giampaolo squad.
The minutes he can have will be key in his future, since there seems to be many more options for him to have that continuity necessary to develop his best version.