Milan to meet Lopez agent today, Perin the alternative


IF MILAN fail to reach an agreement with Diego Lopez’s representative today, they will look to get Perin, reports claim.

Milan conceded 49 goals in the 2013/14 season and so the Rossoneri decided to strengthen the defense with Alex and the buy-out of Adil Rami. But after letting in 10 goals in 4 matches in the American Tour, Inzaghi understood more is needed.

Colombia’s wingback Pablo Armero will join Milan on loan next week (there is no buy-out clause in the deal) and they are also trying to buy a goalkeeper – considering the age of Abbiati and the performances of Gabriel and Michael Agazzi.

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Diego Lopez, 32, is the number one target of Milan and according to La Gazzetta dello Sport and Sky Italia, an agreement with Real Madrid has already been reached: a free transfer with performance-related bonuses only, similar to the Kaka deal (Milan didn’t have to pay any bonuses to Madrid or the player as they finished in 8th and the bonuses were UCL-related).

The agent of Lopez, who is looking for a way out after Carlo Ancelotti signed Keylor Navas, arrived in Italy yesterday and after landing at the Malpensa airport, Manuel Garcia Quilon went straight to Forte dei Marmi where Adriano Galliani spends his current days. It’s reported that there was a some contact between them already last night, but today (Saturday), Quilon and Galliani will meet to try and reach an agreement regarding the wages of the former Villarreal and Sevilla goalkeeper.

Part of the story about Milan on today’s La Gazzetta dello Sport (screenshot)

Lopez is reportedly demanding €4 million per season and a three-year contract. Milan are willing to give him a deal until 2017, but the Rossoneri CEO and VP will try to lower the salary to €2.5 million net. It’s always a bit more complicated to transfer a high-profile player from Spain to Italy due to the big differences in the field of taxes between the two countries.

La Gazzetta is reporting that if Milan fail in signing Lopez, who was very impressive in his season and a half at Real Madrid, the intentions will be turned towards Mattia Perin. Genoa seem reluctant to sell the player but Galliani has a great relationship with Enrico Preziosi so a deal might be found. Perin lacks experience, especially in comparison to Lopez who is 11 years older than him, and for that reason it’s believed that if Milan make a move it’ll be a loan with option to buy him.

Meanwhile, the meeting with the agent of Taarabt, Kia Joorabchianhas been pushed to next week (it’s reported Milan could make a bid in the region of 5m for him). Galliani will however meet Inzaghi today to talk and celebrate Pippo’s 41th birthday.

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Diego lopez for this season…perin for next season…after Abbiati retired and “dead wood” Agazzi left…


I prefer Perin because we have already a experienced goalkeeper in abbiati.

lopez with 3 year contract and 4 m/year wages = 12 m plus ~12 m taxes = 24 m

perin would cost us 10 m and his salary would be around 1,2-1,5m. even with a 5 year contract = 6-7m + 6m taxes = perin would cost all in all 22m


Well, i pray we dont get Lopez. Perin would do… And we finally get rid of some deadwoods. Cheers!


Morever, if we dont get perin noe, his price will explode next year!


Why not both? give perin some loan spells and we would have a world class keeper between the sticks now , and another one for 10 years :D, in a perfect world


Sign both but keep Perin on loan for a season or two at Genoa Lopez will help us bounce back and push our defense to the next level while insuring getting an experienced Perin without any added fees before Lopez turns to another Abbiati


Mattia Perin will be the best move


Yeah just sign perin please galliani….and pushed taarabt too

Joe Helmy

I think Milan need an experience GK this season, Lopez a good choice for this, while Abbiati for back-up. Perin can be signed next season when Abbiati’s contract ended and preparing for long term.


If anything it should be the other way around. Perin, and if that doesn’t work out, then Lopez. Signing Perin makes so much sense in all ways to me. Abbiati’s last year, he can teach Perin and share with him all of his experience, Abbiati won’t be in goal as much as he said that he doesn’t have to be a regular starter. Perin’s salaray will probably be less than Lopez, if we sign Perin we’ll have a keeper for the coming 10-15 years at least. If we sign Lopez now, in 2-3 years time, we’ll have to look for… Read more »


If we counted for the future, signing both of them is the best choice to do. Lopez is better than Abbiati in terms of performance while Perin could be loaned out to Genoa for a season long, but we should manage to sell Agazzi and Gabriel first.

Milan fan

They will end up with Lopez,like you don’t know Kojak.
Armero the Napoli reject will be Milan’s savior. Sad.


Sky have just reported that lopez have agreed personal terms with milan and also on milan twiter account galliani was quoted as ”lopez deal is 99.9percent done”,also galliani had meeting with abiatti this morning,may to ask him to change his contract to a training staff,just my guess.


For me i prefer lopez,cos he has proved himself at the biggest club in the world,he is not leaving bcos he is not as good as the odas but bcos of the legend cassillas to our advantage.we don’t know if perrin can handle the demands and pressure of being a milan player,so it will be a risk at this time of milan situation.

mike turner

sign lopez and perin then sell agazzi and offer abbiati coaching job then possibly loan ou gabriel


I think the reason we conceded so many goals is because of a terrible midfield.


Lopez is excellent goalkeeper. I’m glad that we signed him. He can play 5 years at top level. I hope that we can get Perin next season when Abbiati retires. I don’t know why we even sign Agazzi (or maybe I do, because he was free). Gabriel has potential, but he won’t be given a real chance, and in my opinion, he is not a world class potential…