Van Bommel heading back to PSV
AC Milan midfielder Mark Van Bommel struggled to fight back the tears as he confirmed that he will leave the San Siro to return to former club PSV at the end of the season.
Van Bommel, 35, only joined Milan from Bayern Munich last January but was emotional when announcing his intention to go back to his native Netherlands and play in the Eredivise for the first time in seven years.
"I'm leaving Milan," Van Bommel told the club's official TV channel. "I was only here a year and a half so for me it's easier to say goodbye than players like Gattuso, Nesta and Inzaghi.
"That's the way life is - the time comes when you have to leave. When I arrived here, everyone told me this club is like a family and it's true, it is.
"I will go back to Holland and I will play for PSV. Maybe one day I'll return here (Milan) as a coach.''
Van Bommel, who joined Milan from Bayern Munich, has won league titles in four different countries during his career, while he also lifted the 2006 Champions League with Barcelona.
The Netherlands midfielder is set to sign a one-year deal with PSV, where he played for seven seasons before joining Barca in 2005.