Gabriel Paletta’s agent has confirmed the rumours that the player will leave the club if Romagnoli is brought in.
Milan could find a deal with Roma for Romagnoli this weekend as Galliani and Sabatini are rumored to meet in the next couple of days to facilitate the gap between Milan’s €25 million offer and Roma’s €30 million demand.
The Rossoneri’s Galliani likes to talk about ‘numerically fine’ so Milan will have to sell one of their defenders and Paletta is the one on the way out if Romagnoli arrives, it appears.
“At the moment Gabriel is a Milan player, and he wants to stay,” Paletta’s agent, Martin Guastadisegno told TMW. “Seven clubs called us after reading what the newspapers wrote about Paletta’s situation at Milan. There’s not a club out there which is looking for a defender that wouldn’t be interested in Paletta.
“If Romagnoli arrives, we’d ask to leave. He wants to play, because the national team is his main goal. I think he’s played well in recent games, now there’s the Trofeo TIM (next Wednesday) where he should play, so we’ll see. Things can change very quickly, and he still has three years on his Milan contract.
“Atalanta? They’re one of the teams who have called us, their coach (Edoardo Reja) was friendly and expressed a strong desire to sign Gabriel. Naturally, he wants to play for a team of Milan’s level if he leaves. After arriving (in January from Parma) he played 14 games out of 17, he’s not a reserve.
“We’re calm, we’re under no pressure to choose one way or the other. If we’d prioritize staying in Italy? The priority is Italy, as always for Gabriel. He feels Italian, and wants to wear the Azzurri shirt. Of course, if a foreign team which can challenge for trophies called us then we’d evaluate their offer.”
Paletta joined Milan from Parma for a reported fee of €1 million. Atalanta have reportedly offered €2m for the defender who many believe to be the best center back in the squad of Milan right now.