He revealed why he decided to call it a day, despite still scoring goals even at a late stage in his career.
"I had some offers, including one from Granada, whose President came to meet me. But this opportunity at Milan was too big. Milan is Milan. I left scoring a goal at San Siro, and that was emotional for me.
"I had the opportunity to continue at the club with the youngsters, so it just seemed right to quit. I could not stay in Italy and wear another team's shirt. And if I'd have gone abroad, I would have had to leave my family.
"As it is, I have stayed in Milan, and can go out without having to watch what I eat!"