AC Milan CEO Adriano Galliani regrets missing out on signing Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez in January.
The Serie A champions were close to landing the Argentine on a six-month loan in the winter transfer window, but a move failed to materialise as the club could not reach an agreement with City.
Tevez made his first appearance for the Premier League club since his much-publicised feud with manager Roberto Mancini, providing the assist for Samir Nasri’s winning goal in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory against Chelsea.
“A train like that does not pass a second time. Yesterday, I saw Tevez play very well,” Galliani told reporters.
“After six months without playing, he came on and changed the game, helping City win the match.
“But we are very happy with Maxi Lopez, he is doing very well. I will always be in love with Carlos, we wanted him but destiny decided otherwise.”
Galliani added Alexandre Pato will see a specialist, to deal with a series of fitness problems that has restricted him to just 11 league appearances this season.
“He will be looked at by an American specialist, who is different from the one who observed him last year,” Galliani noted.
“Pato is an important member of the team, but those who have replaced him have done a good job.”