Report: Honda lowers wages, Milan increase bid to €4m

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KEISUKE HONDA has agreed to make sacrifices and it seems that the Japanese could join in the next few days.

It seemed like a stuck deal but yesterday there was a twist and a breakthrough was made in the Keisuke Honda-Milan transfer and once again it seems very possible that the player will join the Rossoneri in the summer and not in January.

CSKA were reluctant to drop a dime off their requested €5m price for Honda, whose contract ends on December 31st, but after the player told his club that he wants to leave immediately a few times it looks as though the clubs can meet halfway.

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Milan’s initial request was €3 million but according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and il Corriere dello Sport, il Diavolo have decided to raise the offer to €4 million (the Rome-based paper claims an agreement has already been reached). The reason for the new offer is believed to be Robinho’s injury, and it’s said that Milan will try to have Honda already for the USA.

The story on La Gazzetta dello Sport (screenshot)

Adriano Galliani and Umberto Gandini, who has great relations with CSKA Moscow, will most likely meet with the President of the Russian club either today or tomorrow in Germany. Meanwhile, according to La Gazzetta, Honda has agreed to lower his agreed wages from €2.5 million per season to €1.8 million a season (contract until 2017) and that also allowed Milan to bridge the gap with CSKA. Honda is keen on playing with Milan in the Champions League and his wish can be fulfilled.

As for the Matias Silvestre signing, that was yesterday made official after the player had put pen to paper, Milan will pay €1 million for the loan of the player with the buy-out clause set at €4 million. Silvestre, 28, will be earning €1.5m a season.

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Dev
7 years ago

I am happy to say it – ” Crooked people don’t learn easy – Injury against Valencia is a blessing this Summer, If Robinho hadnt been injured Galliani wouldnt had pursuit to find a midway through the deal. AND HONDA WHAT A PLAYER WHAT GREAT COMMITMENT WHAT SACRIFICES 1.8 MILLION PER YEAR, RESPECT FOR HONDA IS WITHIN HEART NOW. Congrats for Silvestre Deal too – although would just see him in Coppa Italia matches … WOULD LIKE TO SEE ROBINHO BACK TOO SOON, FORZA MILAN !

Shevy
Shevy
7 years ago

imagine Milan is willing to waste 1M loan + 1.5M wages = 2.5M on dis guy ? . Honda news is good anyways.

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Corriere dello Sport claims Honda to Milan is a “done deal.” €4 million is the price, signature by Saturday.

At least some good news.

Gallianisux
Gallianisux
7 years ago

Great news but how can Milan be so poor?

What happened to 70m euros for Thiago Silva & Ibra?

What happened to millions saved in releasing senators?

What happened to 50m for champions league campaign?

c
c
7 years ago
Reply to  Gallianisux

Right into Silvio’s pocket i think and maybe some was invested in youth

milanangel7
milanangel7
7 years ago
Reply to  Gallianisux

it baffles me… milan is even poorer than napoli (in terms of getting good players)..i agree that galliani has to be a shrewd biz man… but you win trophies with good players… honda is a good player not a great player…. i remember watching milan(i still do till death do us part) great players like rivaldo kaka sheva and pirlo all in one line up.. seriously which milan player can realistically come 5th in the best player of the year… no disrespect this squad lacks class … forzamilan…

Some Guy
Some Guy
7 years ago
Reply to  Gallianisux

There are bills to pay, before the 70 mil from T.Silva and Ibra, Milan was around 67 mil in debt, something like that. There is stadium rent, paying the staff, and other needed expenses. They probably have 20 ish million left from the 50 million.

Avedon
Avedon
7 years ago
Reply to  Gallianisux

I’m amazed that some of you don’t know anything about the financial state of AC Milan.

As someone already noted, Milan has a lot of bills, loans etc., to pay.
One guy on this blog even made a fantastic article about this.

Fans… Come on now! Wake up!

On topic: Honda signing is a fantastic move. Both financially and for the team.

Mikey
Mikey
7 years ago
Reply to  Avedon

Don’t help either that Milan buys Quantity over quality. Wages are way way way too high compared to the quality of players. That is what stupid freetransfers and Silverstre-like panic-buys do.

Alessandro
Alessandro
7 years ago
Reply to  Gallianisux

Berlusconi has so many legal problems he need to pay his lawyers somehow

udochukwu
udochukwu
7 years ago

galliani is a bizman!

Milanoooo
Milanoooo
7 years ago

So Honda will earn 0,3 million more than the sucker Silvestre, haha what waste of money

Gallianisux
Gallianisux
7 years ago

Another thing it’s shameful we’re asking Honda to cut his salary but happily paying Trashore 1.5m for doing nothing!

If we’d chopped the deadwood we wouldn’t be in this predicament. But no we’ve hired more garbage in Silvestrash.

moe
7 years ago

Listin galliani I no your reading this. Please please get him asap please for the fans as a gift get him omgggggg honda de jong montolivo as mid then boatang balotelli elsharawy as attack omggggggggg what a combanation omggg we need honda and we will win the tornimant for sureeeeeeeee I believe in milan been a fan since I was 11 I am 34 now we need honda nowwww

AKmilan
7 years ago

I won’t say anytin yet until d deal is officialy anounce..i lov honda.

ernamilano
7 years ago

galliani go get Kesiuke Honda.forza milan

emmanuel
emmanuel
7 years ago

@Gallianisux dats d mistery i find hard 2 unveil..we are used to hearing ‘balance books’..thought d books has found balance by now..I cant rate M.silvestre,i cant say weather he’s a mediocre player or not but for K.Honda i give him 100%…sincerely speakin i luv this guy and i’l b very happy seeing him in milan’s shirt..forza milan anyday,anytym n anywhere..

Hasowayne
Hasowayne
7 years ago

All for Robinho…. His injury, a blessing in disguise… I can pretty much say we have quite a good team now, just hope Allegri manages them well… That guy sure knows how to make U go crazy, with his slow mind (Allegri) & I pray to the heavens that we don’t have injury cases this season, that also can make things go crazy….. We should offload a few players though.. I hope Veghara’s given a chance to prove himself.. “That guy’s really hungry, he’s got grit, plays with his heart… I hope they all live up to their expectations.. Boateng… Read more »

Hasowayne
Hasowayne
7 years ago
Reply to  Hasowayne

A football pundit tweeted this—–>Tancredi Palmeri ‏@tancredipalmeri 7h
Comparing the XI’s of Manchester City and Milan playing tonight, there is not a single 1vs1 in which Milan is better than City(ElSha aside)
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Milan4live
Milan4live
7 years ago
Reply to  Hasowayne

Inter’s flops are Milan’s tops 🙂

NeoCortex
NeoCortex
7 years ago

Honda gets 1.8 mio € and Silvestre 1.5 mio. !? Milan´s wage policy is slightly questionable…

offliner
offliner
7 years ago

For poeple who were asking about what happened with thiago and ibra money, i would like them to check the official financial statement submitted by milan, the total profit made by Milan last year was few millions only. Next year the income will be more positive. Milan is a huge club where the running cost, salaries, and other expenses value around hundreds of millions.

acbaba
acbaba
7 years ago

That salary is an insult to his talent.

godfred balotelly
7 years ago

forzia Honda, I really like the boy, he is a true milinisty. guys do you think Honda alone can solve the problems of Milan?, don’t u think allegri is our main problem? emmanuelson is a natural left back he falsing him in midfield.

nizam
7 years ago

Milan should sell traore his getting 1.5 and enjoys watching from the bench hes not even that good than we should swap zaccardo with astori plus cash

Jibola
Jibola
7 years ago

I think the management must sit down and design a new structure for Milan wage bill. We can’t rule out the influence of agents in negotiations but certain players don’t deserve certain wages without a doubt. This irregularity is the reason why we pay the most bills in Italy and we got nothing to show for it because we rob Peter to pay Paul among our players. Nothing to worry about Honda reducing his salary because same Galliani will increase it after a very influential season or two but am disappointed the lad has to come down on the agreed… Read more »

Milan Till DIE
7 years ago

Attack:BALOTELLI45 ____ ELSHAARAW92.
Tranqisita:HONDA
Midfield:MONTOLIVO__DEJONG POLI.
Defence:CONSTANT__MEXES__VEGARA__ABATE

milanista
milanista
7 years ago
Reply to  Milan Till DIE

TBH I hope for De Sciglio instead of Constant on LB

Some Guy
Some Guy
7 years ago
Reply to  Milan Till DIE

DE SCIGLIO!!!

Sidi
Sidi
7 years ago

I hope Honda and Saponara will shine..

Milan Till DIE
7 years ago

SUB.
Attack:PETAGNA37/ROBINHO7__PAZZINI11
Tranqisita:KPB10/SAPONARA8
Midfield:CRISTANTE__MUNTARI__NOCERINO
Defence:DE SCILIGO__ZACCARDO__ZAPATA__ANTONINI

al83
al83
7 years ago

I believe that we might underestimate the value of Silvestre. BUT… it is nonsense to give 1.5m to him and 1.8m to Honda. Honda is bought for a starting position while Silvestre is regarded as the 4th stopper (I hope). Let alone the market value of Honda (huge Japanese market) compared to an Argentinian defender who is not even international.

Kaz
Kaz
7 years ago

Piff…PLayer willing to do soo much just to join this great club….no other club has this kind of image..galliani..dont take this for granted

Milanista121
Milanista121
7 years ago

Very good news, but I’ve heard this throughout the entire summer, I’ll just wait until his official to blab my mouth. Anyhow, 1.8 million euros is still a great amount of money, but he is showing great commitment to us already, no doubt about that. Can’t believe Silvestre is getting 1.5 million haha…we got rid of our deadweight, now we got some more. This annoys me.

kingbuzza
7 years ago

Let’s not flattered ourselves about this news. We all know that the CSKA’s president is arrogant and he can said no until the player’s contract end. Forza Milan

Chinonso sunny
7 years ago

Milan has so many things to do with money eg: no stadium of own we lent stadium each a match we play all dis takes alot of money galliani is savings money to acquire that stadium pls my du fellow fans let’s give him(galliani) his deserved support thanks.

pele80
pele80
7 years ago

Allegri just praised the new signing, am begining to believe he is the one telling galliani to bring gabages to milan. Perform or leave!

T33
T33
7 years ago
Reply to  pele80

Max wanted Silvestre instead of Granqvist… If Milan sign a top defender, then okay Silvestre… but if not, then we are in trouble my friends…

ddd
ddd
7 years ago

All i will say is hopefully silvestre wil nt b a bad deal 4us cos ii wuz xpectin smthn beta dan dis…n as for Ð balancin books n all.i think dat is rubbish..yu guys dnt even boda addin fees made frm sponsored deals..gate income for matches playd at home..we r beta dan all dis minor signings.milan shld knw wen big players com trophies also com..i.e arrival of ibra,robinho,boateng,we won Ð league straight away

EllO
EllO
7 years ago

Honda is great fotbal player,good character person ,true Milan fan ,but MILAN schouldnt lower his wages they schould even give him more for that ,maybe next season when he proves)

zuki
7 years ago

if honda comes to milan,
abbiati….
abate mexes zapata Dsiglio
poli D jone montolivo
honda
baloteli El sharrawy… great formation at least. better than nothing.

nick
nick
7 years ago

This is embarrassing for a top club like Milan…Every season Berlusconi and Galliani drag Milan reputation and prestige further in the ground!

I would love to see Honda at Milan but the reality is Milan doesn’t deserve Honda!

Galliani and Berlusconi have no pride and soon Milan will become a club where no top class player will want to come to!

chris
chris
7 years ago

El Shaarawy and Balotelli cost 20mil each, total 40mil.Saponara cost 4mil,Poli 1.5mil,Vergara 1.2mil,Zapata around 5-6mil,Silvestre 1mil. So that is around 50-60mil.

Some Guy
Some Guy
7 years ago
Reply to  chris

EL Shaarawy cost 10 mil plus Merkel, I believe.

TWF
TWF
7 years ago

Still, milan’s center backs are not convincing. I really miss the moment when milan were famous of their best defending skills. Baresi, costacurta, nesta, silva…you are all milan’s legends. Sorry to say, but bonera and mexes are like trouble makers in milan’s scudetto and CL campaigns

rr
rr
7 years ago

Honda will struggle in Serie A u heard it hear first folks

pedantic J
pedantic J
7 years ago
Reply to  rr

Wether Galliani Re-signs Yepes or Injects Bonera 2 come back ,that’s his Business..mine is I just want to see Vergara play with d team first,then we wud know if he will follow Thiago silva or bonera and Yepes line….and thank God I will be seeing that in some Hours time…
As for Honda…I only jubilate,wen I see “OFFICIAL” during transfer market provided Galliani is involved…

Rex Oham
7 years ago

U guyz keep criticising Silvestre even before his proving himself on the field of play, that’s very bad. It is not about signing the most expensive players, stars rather building up a team because it is better to build up a team with vibrant young players than to play with tired, old stars. Honda is a great addition to Milan. I can’t wait to see him play.

pharuq
pharuq
7 years ago

Forza milan honda honda honda………

la don
la don
7 years ago

€2.5m for a backup player for his services for one season???? Really???? Galiani a biz man??? Waoo!

Phildadon86
Phildadon86
7 years ago

From what i read CSKA turned down the latest offer.

somediavoli
somediavoli
7 years ago

look at what we ended up with. damn the books to be balanced. this team needs Christian Eriksen ,Maxime Gonalons , Diego Godin, Wilfried Zaha. non of which are immpossible to get with out such signings milan wont be able to compete. take a look at napoli , juve. we need a strong sarting line up and a well supported bench. then we can think of UCL quarter finals and scudetto and the italian cup finals

ali
7 years ago

i will believe honda when i see him in the milan shirt.still need quality centre back to be any where near the big boys.im not a dreamer im a realist

gris
gris
7 years ago

We need to get more reinforcements

1)get Honda!!
2)get Rojo
3)get Ljajić
4)get Criscito (switch for abate)

play like this:

—————Abbiati————-

Desciglio—Mexes—Rojo—Criscito

—————DeJong————–

Poli———–Honda——Montolivo

——-Balotelli—ElShaarawy——

Milex
7 years ago

Good news to here from milan,get this boy before its too late.forza milano

moe
7 years ago

Listin people u don’t understand if we get honda. We willlllll 100 percent win the seria a if we buy honda and we will be amazing in ucl if we do.. I would put gabriel instead of abiati gabriel is 6’4 and really good have u guys been watching his saves latly. Imagine abati zapata mexes desheleio then poli de jong montolivo then Hondaaaaa then balo and elsharawy wow what a amazing formation all over 80 overall honda for freekicks 2 up front nice finishers omg we need honda nowwwww

Giancarlo
7 years ago

I understand Milan has tightened purse strings with an eye on FFP. That said, an extra 6 months of playing time with your future teammates, immediate increase in attacking prowess and additional revenue from a summer move all more than justify shelling out an extra 1, 1 and a half million euros to land a wonderful player. Let’s get this deal done, now.

mykel ogbeifun
mykel ogbeifun
7 years ago

“Compared to the big European clubs, we are playing catch up and we hope to reach them. Anyway, we’re ahead of schedule. When I arrived at Juventus the target was to win the Scudetto in the third season… “Since I arrived, the gap between money spent on signings and money received from sales has been contained. “In the year of our first Scudetto, eight starting players had come from two seventh place finishes. Arturo Vidal was signed for €9m, Napoli paid €18m for Gokhan Inler in the same summer. “I don’t like hearing nonsense that we spend a lot of… Read more »

Simo
Simo
7 years ago

I love Honda’s passion about Milan. it would be a disgrace not to sign him in the summer.