€20m Milan move to make Bertolacci one of the most expensive Italian players since 2002

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Andrea Bertolacci will complete his move to Milan in the next few days and his €20m price tag puts him behind just a few players in a certain list.

Bertolacci had a great season with Genoa last term but many still raised an eyebrow when they learned that Milan will pay €20 million for the services of the 24-year-old.

In fact, as written on today’s edition of il Corriere dello Sport, the €20m that Milan will put in Roma’s coffers will make Bertolacci one of the most expensive Italian transfers since the year of 2002.

Alessandro Nesta, who was purchased by Milan in 2002 from Lazio for €31 million and Mario Balotelli, who was bought by Manchester City from Inter for a total of €28-29 million (other sources have a lower figure but one that is still higher than the money Milan are paying for Bertolacci) are the two players in first and second place respectively in this particular list.

il CdS put Bertolacci in third in the list behind Sandro and Balo but they failed to mention veteran striker Alberto Gilardino who was bought by Milan in 2005 for €24-25 million from Parma.

il Corriere also reports that Milan didn’t expect paying such a big figure for Bertolacci and Galliani was angry to learn that his friend and Genoa President Enrico Preziosi had sold his half of Andrea to Roma. Adriano had hoped that Genoa would buy out the player so Milan can get a better deal.

Bertolacci will undergo the medical check-ups with Milan on Monday and will then sign the contract.

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Tactical

I hope he lives up to the hype.

Chicopepsi

We will see

rosso138

Honestly, i dont think he is worth 20m.. More like 12-13.. But that is the market now, if kondogbia is worth 40m, than bertolacci for 20 is a good deal.. So our 10m suddenly becomes mercato’s 20m…

ardezzo

the price is 20m coz roma spend a total more than 16m to fully purchase him from genoa,

they must have some profit don’t they

paul

you guys still complaining about bertalocci,he is not a CAM but a CM and can all so play as CAM.
with current squad now also for the formation should be like this.
—————–lopes_——————-

desiglo. Rami palatta antonilli

Bertolucci. de yong. Bonaventura

——————honda——————-

———–bacca. el shaarawy———

Pinocchi

This I like! and have Honda and Suso as CAM’s to switch each other of, gonna be perfect!

Chicopepsi

In my opinion.. abate is better than desiglio

Asodji Alvin Inzaghi

Comment:yeah my brother you are right, abate is simply the best of all in his position

Flooresens

BS!
It’s almost the same figure to land Ibra 5 years ago.. more/ less so

dante

keep in mind that prices paid before the ‘qatar money’ are not prices you would pay today.
31 mil. euro for nesta who was considered to be one of the best defenders in the world (for you older milan fans)?
look how much was paid in the david luiz deal.
so inflation wise- nesta was 50 mil euro, balo 35 and gila 35

Papito

I don’t think so Nesta would be worth a lot more than Luiz…

fuaaddoha

lopes

Abate ????? paletta antonelli

Montolivo de jong Bertolucci

Bonaventura

bacca el shaarawy

Faroos

No pressure kid

Juninho

Waste

sulaimon

wot of menez dis is ao ac millan go lineup…lopez…
abate .. rami….pallata….antoni …….
d jong…….montolivo………boneventure…..menez……bacca………el sharawy

KAKA 22 SINHA

Wat bout Honda

Rohann

Ok I like the Bertolacci and Bacca deal. Now go for Laporte or Hummels and Ogbonna(cheaper alternative). Buy Axel Witsel and sell Montolivo, Bonera, Muntari, Zaccardo, Agazzi, Zapata, Menez, Pazzini etc and make way for Calabria , Di molfetta, Mastour , Donnarumma, Suso and Niang. Make NDJ the captain. Play El Shaarawy as the trequirista. We will surely finish in the top 3 in the league if all these stepsare taken.

Milanõ

Comment:The problem is who in there right senses will buy Agazi, muntari, zaccardo,pazzini, lord Bonera and captain Montolivo?? Only milan will buy this sort of players…

Maldino

Jajaja lord bonera make me laughing. Btw why lord bonera always renew contract in milan?? I dont know about it. Maybe hes lovely gay bigboss berlus lol

Levano

Pazzini isn’t that bad, i could say about Monto as well. Pazzini, Muntari and Bonera already left.

Paul

Get Lucas Lima, Geuvanio,Laporte….Sell Money,Mustard,….Needless of mentioning them all.

Paul

*MENEZ NOT MONEY

Moni Harb

According to reports, Luiz Adriano of Shakhtar Donetsk can leave this summer for 5.5 million euros. His contract will expire in a year’s time.
That is insane. I hope our “transfer guru” sees this and brings him in.

Tactical

I’m sure Galliani is already attempting to bring him to Milan. The problem with these situations is that the player receives too many offers and it becomes a huge contract problem where they’re demanding stupid salaries. Hopefully Galliani can wrap this fast and bring him in.

Also, reports going around that Milan made a 20 mil bid on Aymen Abdennour (Monaco Defender). I feel like I’m in a dream world… my Milan is actually paying money for players.

Tactical

Nvm. Abdennour’s agent said he’s only interested in England or Spain.

On the bright side. Luiz Adriano’s agent said, “They [Milan] have to make a deal with Shakhtar Donetsk. Are Milan planning to make an offer to sign him this summer? You’d have to ask [joint-CEO Adriano] Galliani. Luiz Adriano would like to play for Milan, as any player would.”

v45

is cerci on loan? is he going back to spain this summer or in the winter? or did they get him outright?

Nazeeh

I would like to see Cerci playing at the wing side
With SES and Bacca in the the front
Then Menez better than Honda in the center forward