Seedorf sends message to Gazidis: ‘You are a fighter’

Milan legend Clarence Seedorf took to his official Instagram account to send a message to Rossoneri CEO Ivan Gazidis, who has been diagnosed with throat cancer: ‘You are a fighter.’

Milan announced on Tuesday their director has been diagnosed with throat cancer.

“AC Milan informs its fans and stakeholders that our CEO, Ivan Gazidis, has been diagnosed with cancer of the throat. Based on an extensive series of tests and scans, doctors expect he will make a full recovery,” the club’s statement read.

Milan: Gazidis diagnosed with throat cancer

“Ivan will remain operational during the necessary treatment in specialized clinics, with the full support of the ownership, President Scaroni and the Club’s Senior Management.”

Former Rossoneri midfielder Clarence Seedorf sent a message to the former Arsenal director through his official Instagram account, sharing a picture with Gazidis at the Emirates Stadium.

“With all my heart, I wish Mr. Ivan Gazidis a full and speedy recovery. After reading this news, I’m sending you all my best energy,” Seedorf wrote in an Instagram story.

“You are a fighter, and I am sure you’ll get back stronger.”

Gazidis was appointed Milan CEO in December 2018 after covering the same role at Arsenal for a decade.

Seedorf spent ten seasons at Milan, scoring 62 goals in 432 games.

He won ten trophies with the Rossoneri, including two Champions League and two Serie A titles.

He’s the only player to have won Europe’s elite competition with three different clubs: Ajax, Real Madrid and Milan.

He also coached the Rossoneri for six months, replacing Massimiliano Allegri in January 2014.