MILAN HAVE signed 10 players this mercato but also waved goodbye to a big amount of players.
The market is now officially over and Milan did not make any move on the last day of the transfer market, finishing their mercato with the signing of Dutch midfielder Nigel De Jong from Manchester City.
The mercato started slow for the Rossoneri who took their time and some transfers in the last week of the window, capturing Giampaolo Pazzini, M’Baye Niang and Bojan Krkic to complete the strikers department.
Milan opened the mercato with two Bosman signings in Riccardo Montolivo and Bakaye Traoré and also captured Gabriel. Kevin Constant arrived on loan after the injury of Sulley Muntari and Francesco Acerbi came to strengthen the defense with Cristian Zapata. Pazzini, Niang, Krkic and De Jong all arrived late.
Didac Vila came back from loan and is now remaining, though Milan were trying to sell him off. In the departures department you can find bigger names compared to those who arrived in this mercato: Sandro Nesta, Rino Gattuso, Clarence Seedorf, Flavio Roma, Gianluca Zambrotta, Mark Van Bommel all left with expiring deals while Milan did not use their option on Alberto Aquilani and Maxi Lopez and sold off Merkel.
The Rossoneri also sold three of their best players this summer, as Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic left first to join Paris Saint-Germain in a €62 million deal, and an unhappy Antonio Cassano left for Inter in the striker Giampaolo Pazzini deal as Milan had to add €7 million to the deal to complete this swap deal.
Milan of course also loaned out some players but they were never considered real first-team members (Edoardo Pazzagli, Michelangelo Albertazzi for instance) and signed Sulley Muntari after his Inter deal expires but that doesn’t really count as a new signing. Milan completed an above average transfer market as they sold their two best players to Paris Saint-Germain but brought new names to start the new era.
Milan surprisingly didn’t move on the last day as they were expected to make a left-back signing. The reason they didn’t make any signing appears to be Djamel Mesbah. Milan were keen to sell him but the player rejected all the proposed moves during the summer. Milan were considering Antonelli and Peluso.
Milan did not bring Kaka or any real big name in July-August. The two non-EU spots were spent on Gabriel and Zapata and Massimiliano Allegri can now focus on the players he has at his disposal and work hard.
|Gabriel (19, Goalkeeper, from Cruziero for €0.5m)||Maxi Lopez (Striker)|
|Francesco Acerbi (24, Defender, from Genoa for €4m)||Clarence Seedorf (Midfielder)|
|Riccardo Montolivo (27, Midfielder, free agent)||Alessandro Nesta (Defender)|
|Kevin Constant* (25, Midfielder, from Genoa on loan)||Gennaro Gattuso (Midfielder)|
|Bakaye Traoré (27, Midfielder, free agent)||Mark Van Bommel (Midfielder)|
|Cristian Zapata* (25, Defender, from Villarreal on loan for €0.4m)||Alberto Aquilani (Midfielder)|
|Giampaolo Pazzini (28, Striker, from Inter for €7m plus Cassano)||Gianluca Zambrotta (Defender)|
|M'Baye Niang (17, Striker, from Caen for €2m)||Filippo Inzaghi (Striker)|
|Bojan Krkic* (22, Striker from Roma on loan)||Thiago Silva (Defender)|
|Nigel De Jong (27, Midfielder, from Man City for €4m)||Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Striker)|
|Antonio Cassano (Striker)|
* Milan have a buy-out option for fixed prices on these players.