Former AC Milan, Real Madrid, and Ajax midfielder Clarence Seedorf has said that he expects AC Milan to do extremely well in the coming seasons. Meanwhile, he has also said that it is going to be extremely difficult for their rivals Inter Milan since they are in a transition period. The former Dutch international is currently playing for the Brazilian club Botafogo. The two Milan clubs have been experiencing mixed fortunes over the year. Inter Milan started the season extremely well and they were in contention for a Champions League spot only a few months ago.

AC Milan, meanwhile, started the season extremely poorly and they were looking in danger of finishing in the bottom half of the table. However, the January transfer window brought about a seachange in the fortunes of the clubs. Milan have been on an extremely good run of form, which has propelled them to the third position in the league. One of the main reasons behind it has been the arrival of former Inter Milan and Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli. Seedorf expects the Italian to be a massive influence for Milan in the coming seasons.

He has also said that the sale of several influential players has reduced to the strength in depth of Inter Milan.

“I believe that the arrival of Balotelli has been very important for Milan. He has shown great enthusiasm. Mario is doing very well, but I think he can still improve. I believe Milan are ready to do well in Italy and in Europe. Inter meanwhile, let many big players leave, and the team is suffering because of this. I think this is a year of transition,” said Seedorf. The 37-year-old has been a major influence in the Botafogo since his arrival just over a year ago. He almost helped them win the title last season.