Matri set to join Fiorentina loan, Petagna returns to Milan

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ALESSANDRO MATRI will spend the next months with Fiorentina (no buy-out clause reported); Andrea Petagna is back.

Massimiliano Allegri walked out the door yesterday after leading Milan in one of their worst first round of Serie A in recent years and he will be replaced by Clarence Seedorf tomorrow. Allegri’s summer signing Matri is also set to leave.

Matri was Milan’s headline signing of the summer as they made a deal with Juventus that is worth €11 million (to be paid in 4 installments) but the performances of former Italy international delivery were poor and he only found the net once.

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Milan were looking for a club to accommodate Matri and Fiorentina have decided to take the 29-year-old striker on loan until the end of the season. There is no mention of a buy-out clause included in the deal so Matri will return to being a player of the Rossoneri next season. Matri grew up at Milan’s youth system but really failed to make any impact in the 2013/14 term.

Alessandro will undergo the medial check-ups tomorrow and he’s currently traveling to Firenze from Milan, hoping to revive his career. “Matri will undergo medical tests at Fiorentina,” Mauro Tassotti, who will be in charge of Milan in the Coppa Italia match against Spezia Calcio tomorrow, told in the pre-match press conference today. Tassotti also confirmed that Andrea Petagna has returned to Milan from Sampdoria, where he was on loan and only played six matches in all competitions.

“Petagna has returned and we have Giampaolo Pazzini back tomorrow. We are well covered in attack,” Tassotti said. Petagna went on loan after the signing of Matri in the summer and now that Ale is going, the 18-year-old has returned.

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nick
nick
6 years ago

They can take Matri for free!

Darko
Darko
6 years ago
Reply to  nick

No they can’t …we spent 11m on him

Ron from Dublin
Ron from Dublin
6 years ago

He could be very successful at Fiorentina

isaac ayala
isaac ayala
6 years ago

I would rather have Matri be gone and successful at another club, than take up space and wages at Milan…and play terrible.

Gabriel
Gabriel
6 years ago

Christmas has arrived with a slight delay.

I’m not even mad.

Owohlet
Owohlet
6 years ago

hahaha i can see everything turning around. . .

alan
6 years ago

Fiorentina has a thing of takeing bad strikers and making them good….

Mustafa
6 years ago
Reply to  alan

Well they took a good striker and made him bad (Gomez).

Raunisto
Raunisto
6 years ago

Nice to hear it! Then Constant, Bonera, Muntari and other useless even for FREE.
Welcome Seedof and think you will need 1 or 2 of new faces.

Rossonero93
Rossonero93
6 years ago

Matri, return stronger! Or just dont return…

Schreuder
Schreuder
6 years ago

The whole Matri-deal and Petagna-loan should never been happen in the first time

inittowinitMILAN
inittowinitMILAN
6 years ago

I bet Matri is going to do a lot better at Fiorentina than at Milan. If he does good, keep him for next season. if he does bad, sell him.

Greg
Greg
6 years ago

I feel a bit bad for Matri and think he’ll actually do pretty well there and they really need him. He’s not a terrible player like Muntari or Constant he was just totally unnecessary and expensive. He was unlucky to symbolise the sheer stupidity of Allegri and Galliani.

Milanista121
Milanista121
6 years ago

People on this blog and their treatment of Allegri and Matri got to a point when it was just plain ugly and unhumane. Allegri might not have gotten the best of results, but he’s a true gentleman and a great man, he did not deserve such insults, he was the coach for Milan, and worked fo the benefit of us even though it didn’t turn out too good this particular season. And regarding Matri, look at the video, how the players gathered around for his good bye, it shows what a great man he is, and what a family we… Read more »

nattimalta
nattimalta
6 years ago

Petagna is a better striker and a better option of the bench than Matri. He is a built up striker with the eagerness to score. Matri lacks that.

Sanoske
Sanoske
6 years ago

I’ll agree with Milanista have watched a lot of Milan training videos and I’ll say one thing for sure is that Allegri was a very kind hearted person just look at the way he welcomed Honda for example. He was certainly a good man but made questionable decisions as a coach.As for Matri well am not a fan of the guy one bit but I could not ignore the strong determination this guy puts during matches although it lead to nothing.All you guys see is the bad side thats the problem

Milanista121
Milanista121
6 years ago
Reply to  Sanoske

Very true brother, especially with the italian statement you wrote down below!

Sanoske
Sanoske
6 years ago

Non giudicare se non hai indossato le scarpe!!

sulexdinho olawale pato

Welcome back pentagna

Jerekre
Jerekre
6 years ago

The anger of the fans was to Allegri the coach not the person, he seemed to be a very nice person but that shouldn’t excuse his incompetence as a coach. Same with Matri, nice guy terrible footballer.

Milanista121
Milanista121
6 years ago
Reply to  Jerekre

It got to a point where it did get personal and not just a matter of the flaws he had as a coach. And Matri is not a terrible footballer, he is actually good when provided with service, kind of like Pazzini, but the team as a whole wasn’t working so it was hard for him to get any service, I hope he comes back with more confidence.

Jibola
Jibola
6 years ago

I can only wish Matri well at Fiorentina, hope he comes back better and stronger

stuballstu78
stuballstu78
6 years ago

I’m so glad Petagna has returned.I thought for his age in pre season that he really shone. 🙂

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
6 years ago

Welcome back !

We should also bring Fossati.

Sanoske
Sanoske
6 years ago

Yeah agree with you very much he has a little of pazzini in him.To be honest when he was coming to Milan I didn’t really see it as a bad signing I was just optimistic to what will happen and what he bring to the team.I didn’t see him as a bad player.But when theirs no one to provide him with service you can’t expect him to perform magic..His not like Ibra that can single handedly carry a team.I wish him the best of luck after all another man’s trash is another man’s treasure.

Milanista121
Milanista121
6 years ago
Reply to  Sanoske

You know your stuff, yeah, the only thing was that he was surplus to requirements and not really needed, but he is a great player when provided the service. Like you say, not everyone is like Ibra, he really is one of a kind.
I hope he comes back with more confidence and enthusiasm than before!

Sanoske
Sanoske
6 years ago

I could not agree more bro…well said

Tayo james Milanista
Tayo james Milanista
6 years ago

Good…….Petagna is back
Goals galore Milan