Rui Costa set for Benfica...

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His days @ San Siro are OVER !!!
He better go and finish his career with out frustration and take some regular first 11 play...
10X for everything RUI...

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Friday 24 March, 2006

Rui Costa set for Benfica

Manuel Rui Costa will bring his Milan career to an end in favour of a return to Benfica this summer, according to reports.

Although the attacking midfielder’s contract with the Rossoneri doesn’t expire until June 2007, sources suggest that he will move back to his homeland next season.

Rui Costa has made no secret of the fact that he has always wanted to end his playing days with the Lisbon outfit.

Benfica are now said to be ready to make that happen after another frustrating season for the Portuguese ace in Italy.

The 34-year-old is now a regular on the San Siro bench given the impact made by Kaka since his arrival three seasons ago.

Rui Costa spent three years with Benfica before he moved to Serie A in 1994 when Fiorentina netted his services.

The playmaker performed for seven years at the Stadio Artemio Franchi until Milan swooped at the end of the 2000-01 campaign.
 

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Well, I'm sad to see him leave which he will for sure, but it's definitely better for him, as if he wants to finish his career in style.
 

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YUGOSLAV said:
Well, I'm sad to see him leave which he will for sure, but it's definitely better for him, as if he wants to finish his career in style.

123.

he's a great midfielder... i wish he'll not go, and end his career with milan. i'm gonna miss him... :proud:
 

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Rui disappointed me after joining Milan.
He wasn’t half the player he was with fiore.

In all he is a good player & its logic 4 him 2 move on so I wish him the best.

But if he left then who will b Kaka’s backup ?
 

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Wild said:
Rui disappointed me after joining Milan.
He wasn’t half the player he was with fiore.

In all he is a good player & its logic 4 him 2 move on so I wish him the best.

But if he left then who will b Kaka’s backup ?

Niko Kranjcar :D :D :D
 

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I've heard him from this forum, but never seen him playing.. Is he young?
 

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And he is the captain of his national side, which is managed by his father.
Please correct me if i'm wrong...

I think it's better for Rui Costa to leave us as long as Carlo doesn't rotate him with Kaka.
 

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If this news is not a rumous, i will feel very sad because i think he is one of the best AM in the world. I hope he will enjoy himself in Benfica.

Wild said:
Rui disappointed me after joining Milan.
He wasn’t half the player he was with fiore.
Really ? I think his pass is still the best in Milan ! He just slow + not good shoot.

YUGOSLAV said:
Niko Kranjcar
I had never heard him.
 

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is better for him :) he dosen't play to much in Milan.
 

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Rui Costa will probably leave us ... I am sorry to hear that.. but the guy wants to end the carier wile playing.. I think he deserves applause from all Milan fans..

FORZA RUI !!
 

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AC_Wesley said:
I'm glad for Rui Costa that he goes to benfica. but who will replace rui costa :conf:



:star: #200 :star:

Franceso Totti :star: ;) :cool:
 

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menon_inc said:
Sounds good..Have you seen him play?? Is he as good as they say he is or an overhyped player? Havent found any rumours linking us with him for a while now..

Yes, I've seen him play. He's one of the best Croatia has today.
Perfect control, great dribbling technique, very confident with the ball, a true organizator. Only thing he's lacking I think and that's what his dad (Zlatko-the manager of Croatia says too) is the speed, he's not that fast. Probably has to lose a bit of kg's, not too much thou :D
 

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tanti grazie rui...i hope he enjoys himself in benefice..my grandfathers favourite team ;)
 

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Rui Costa one of the nicest blokes around who play the game. At Fiorentina argueably the best player maker in the world.
It might as well be Rui Costa's last season at the San Siro, as he stated he wants to go to his homeland to finish his career and at 34 aint getting any younger. Contract expires in 2007 so if we sell him prior to that we can get atleast 1m-5m for him, though Milan never sells its players unless they want to be sold.
Also with the success Benfica have had this season in the CL Rui might fansy his chances.
 

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It's too bad he'll be leaving Milan, but sometimes you gotta do what you've gotta do. If nothing else, his timing isn't too shabby, given Benfica's hot form in the CL right now. That's got to be a bit of a morale booster right there. :)
 

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YUGOSLAV said:
Niko Kranjcar :D :D :D[/QUOT
Isn't this guy seen as the next Boban by many?


SAd to see Rui go if this is a true story! :cry:
 

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It's a pity that he's leaving, but doesn't surprise me. Be sad to see him go. :cry:
 

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"Sad But True" :cry:

like everyone out here we're all gonna miss him if he leaves....
well if I'm not mistaken, there was a point earlier on that he wanted to move i guess the start of this season. but decided to carry on instead...still not seeing him play so regularly pains me!! :(

-(minus) points for carlo!!!

but with all of us backing him, lets hope he gets a cracker at Benfica(my fav portugese team).... :proud:


:star: Forza RUI :star:

We're Gonna Miss U!! :)

NB: If this is really1000x true, then I hope Rui gets to the starting line-up against his former club Fiorentina!!
Do some justice Carlo!! :mad:
 
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We'll miss you...

Forza Rui Costa :star:
 

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:cry: for Milan, but Good for Rui
hes done great at Milan
 

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People shedding tears over his departure have not followed his career too closely for the past 3-4 years. He cost us £28m + wages, + the only period during which he offered performance was a short 3 months or so in late 2002. We had to accelerate Kaka's transfer because Rui was a shadow of the player he used to be + simply wouldn't get his shit together.

Honestly......... it's about time Milan start removing the deadwood.
 

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