Patrick Cutrone should leave AC Milan in order to improve himself as a player, according to former San Siro striker Alberto Gilardino.Italy Under-21 forward Cutrone, thought to be valued at €25 million (£22m/$28m) by Milan, scored for his country at the U21 European Championship against Belgium on Saturday, rekindling speculation about his future at club level.The 21-year-old was the subject of interest from clubs in La Liga and the Bundesliga in January according to his agent, and Gilardino told Gazzetta dello Sport that he should seek more regular first-team opportunities elsewhere after making just 12 starts for Milan last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Asked whether he would advise Cutrone to leave, former Italy international Gilardino replied: “Yes, because he would have more chances to play continuously.GOAL! Belgium 0-2 Italy (Cutrone 53)#U21EURO #BELITA pic.twitter.com/yj4j5CAt3V— UEFA U21 EURO (@UEFAUnder21) June 22, 2019″His future may lie away from Milan, where he might be given the chance to become a very important player.”Cutrone’s second full season as a first-team player for the Rossoneri saw him score just three Serie A goals – seven fewer than he netted in 2017-18, despite making six more appearances.His opportunities in the first-team may be limited moving forward however, with Krzysztof Piatek now the main man in Milan’s attack having scored nine goals in 18 games last season.Gilardino, who struck 36 goals in 94 league appearances for Milan from 2005 to 2008, believes the striker would be a worthwhile investment for another club despite his high price tag.”This year he has improved and can already do everything,” said Gilardino, who won the Champions League with Milan in 2007.”[He can] play out wide, behind the main striker, or as a centre-forward.”He is young and already expensive, but I would sign him.”Departing Milan could prove to be a difficult decision for Cutrone, who has been on the books with the Serie A club since 2007.He was handed his first professional contract at the San Siro in March 2015 aged 17, and made his senior debut against Bologna in May 2017.The 21-year-old has since gone on to score 27 goals in 90 appearances for Milan across all competitions.
At the core of the discussions on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is the report of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission which clearly calls for the upholding of democratic rights, including freedom of expression. The National Peace Council, in a statement today, said that the campaign to vilify and incite hatred towards NGOs and human rights activists in the context of the sessions of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is of particular concern as it involves the use of the state controlled media. The National Peace Council said it regrets that even while the government is trying to convince the international community that it is committed in both spirit and substance to the recommendations of the LLRC and to upholding universal human rights, certain sections persist in intimidation of the NGOs and human rights activists using the state media.“We are deeply concerned that the background is being created for targeted attacks and that the state-controlled media is being utilized for this purpose in an orchestrated campaign. Incitement of the people is a reckless exercise which may spill over to mindless violence against minorities and those perceived to be enemies which the government may find difficult to restrain once unleashed as in 1983,” the National Peace Council said. Concerns have been raised over a hate campaign launched by the state media against some journalists in the private media as well as human rights workers and NGOs in the country.State owned ITN has, for the past few days, been profiling some journalists and human rights activists saying they are working against the country.