Milan signed 9 players but already sent some of them away in the same summer while saying goodbye to over 10 men who will not be wearing red and black in the 2015/16 season.
|Rodrigo Ely (21, defender, Avellino, free transfer)||Riccardo Saponara (23, midfielder, Empoli, €4m)|
|Simone Verdi (23, forward, Torino, €450k)||Michael Essien (32, midfielder, Panathinaikos, end of contract)|
|Andrea Bertolacci (24, midfielder, Roma, €20m)||Daniele Bonera (34, defender, Villarreal, end of contract)|
|Carlos Bacca (28, forward, Sevilla, €30m)||Adil Rami (29, defender, Sevilla, €3.5m)|
|Luiz Adriano (28, forward, Shakhtar Donetsk, €8m)||Giampaolo Pazzini (31, forward, Hellas, end of contract)|
|Jose Mauri (19, midfielder, Parma, free transfer)||Stephan El Shaarawy (22, forward, Monaco, undisclosed fee)|
|Alessio Romagnoli (20, defender, Roma, €25m)||Gabriel (22, goalkeeper, Napoli, loan deal)|
|Mario Balotelli (25, forward, Liverpool, free loan)||Sulley Muntari (31, midfielder, Ittihad FC, terminated contract)|
|Juraj Kucka (28, midfielder, Genoa, €3m)||Michelangelo Albertazzi (24, defender, Hellas, undisclosed fee)|
|Simone Verdi (23, forward, Eibar, loan deal)|
|Michael Agazzi (31, goalkeeper, Middlesbrough, loan deal)|
|Gabriel Paletta (30, defender, Atalanta, loan deal)|
|Cristian Zaccardo (33, defender, Carpi, undisclosed fee)|
|Alessandro Matri (31, forward, Lazio, loan deal)|
|Hachim Mastour (17, forward, Malaga, two-year loan deal)|
- Bonuses are included in some of the deals while the figures are according to the press.
- Monaco are obligated to buy El Shaarawy after he plays a fixed amount of games. Deal at €17-18m.
- Milan will pay the Bacca and Romagnoli (and probably Bertolacci although it was not reported in the press at the time) amounts in installments.
- Malaga have an option to buy Mastour for €5m while Milan have a buy-back clause set at €6m.
Galliani the so called transfer guru gets owned by inter Milan our rivals with all the money put into this season he still can’t manage to build a quality team midfield is just a message.U should be ashamed of urself guru u were the biggest fail in this whole dilemma a disgrace u have no business in this new world of football btw inter omg wow good on u guys give credit were its due people we can congratulate them even tho they r our rivals good luck to them while Milan sit back n watch another horror show this… Read more »
can anyone explain how did Juve sign 4 non-EU players when we couldn’t and we couldn’t? Cuardado has only Colombian passport; Alex Sandro, Neto and Hernanes have only Brazillian passport. if it’s so why did we miss signing of Abdennour who clearly stated his desire to join Milan. we could have gone for a lot of quality players.
You can sign non-EU players if they already play in Serie A and it doesn’t count. But for instance we couldn’t have had Genoa sign Abdennour and then loan him to us because the player has to already be a Serie A player for this to work.
so why didn’t we? it would continue the tradition also we could have given Matri as a bribe
I don’t think it was that bad. We got rid of 8 players over 30 and didn’t buy anymore washed up players over 30. It seemed that, for most, Miha was calling the shots and we brought in players he knew, rather than big names.
Galliani you old idiot.
Galliani failed to fulfill the team with the right person… especially in the midfielder…. but thats what happened. Now, it depends on Miha… how to maximize what Milan have. As minimum, he may improve their mentality likes he said before. And I hope he gives chance to Mauri rather ghan Nocerino. Pray the best for Milan.
No improvements in midfield. Prepare yourselves for another season with CL.
i still cant believe that they have midfield issues and let Verdi and Mastour go on loan with a buy option for Mastour what madness is that Galliani go now just go leave cause i feel as if someone will kill you for letting Mastour go to say the least
learn to read. Mial also got an rebuy option.
Another mercato has come to end. Well it was not the perfect one but we improved at least some things especially strikers. My perfect one coul be like this. Defence: we got rid of Bonera, Zaccardo, Bochetti, Vila and let go of Paletta and Rami. Some say letting Paletta and Rami go was wrong. I dont think so they were nothing special but average players. Alex should be sold too and we should have signed one more CB. Garay could have been awesome, we still should go for him in the january. Romagnoli deal was good imo he already showed… Read more »
totally agree except the last part of Midfield section. Menez is way better than Sneijder, though Honda should have been sold getting Nasri and/or Sneijder would have been the wrong move. what we are missing is a CB and 2 midfielders.
You got it wrong. Menez might be better than Snejder at dribbling or something but he is not even close to Snejder when it comes to creativity, vision and killer passes. I still hope we will go for him, Garay and one more creative CM and let go of at least six players in the january. Whatever happens FORZA MILAN.
Im really really really tired of this shi.t.
i hope we don’t come too CL, if it’s the only way for Gilliani too leave Milan! This is bullshi.t. Not this Milan I fall in love with….. Sad 🙁
to be honest we didnt really need another midfielder trust me the most important thing is for berto to settle down once he gets his rhythm we are all sorted i was sure we wouldnt be buying anyone else as i had mentioned so many times stop getting your hopes up but trust me if we play honda behind and bona as a cam like the last game we will be well sorted honda behind because of his great passes but above all give berto time im sure of it that he will impress us the most this year just… Read more »
Dude. I got you point. But I still don’t believe in galliani anymore. I think he was a guru back in the days, but he’s time is over. its crazy that he first now have realized that the guys who left should left. Did he really need Miha to tell him that these players wasn’t good enough. 3-4 years with low class players, old sloppy players. Then he Get rid of Matteo Damian, aubameyang, saponara, pirlo, cristante For free or price like candy. Then showing no respect for seedorf who actually always stayed loyal to Milan. He even quit his… Read more »
i get your hatred and i understand it completely but then those same players they didnt perform for us that good that well and pirlo thing was all on allegri he stopped playing pirlo so pirlo wanted out cristante isnt doing shit at benfica saponara for that i will say look at birsa he is the best player in serie a of the sirst two games damian and aubameyang didnt develop so we let them go inter left maldini pique was from united academy if they dont perform well for us someone else will take and they will do great… Read more »
and the mastour deal was truly brilliant 2 year loan with a option to buy at 5 million if in two years he explodes into awesomeness like how isco had been then its perfect and 6 million buy back is also perfect i feel thats the best deal he will grow a lot since spanish teams they play with a lot of pace he will he crucial once he returns i am really looking forward to his progress as for el shaarawy i really dont think he will play 18 games hence he will return to us i hope in… Read more »
Finally someone with intelligence! Im tired to see people complaining about mastour deal when it is crystal clear we will be beneficial with this deal.
i am so annoyed with this BS comments by fans thinking we are doing something wrong with mastour and all
as if they were gonna be a part of the first team
they need playing time to grow even suso should have been loaned out
even though mauri also i feel should have but i guess he will get playing time
We essentially gave them our player for 2 years free and will pay them 6 mil to get him back. That’s what’s screwed up about this deal. Malaga wins this hands down.
The kid is 17 and plenty of upside. Even if he stinks up the field for 2 years he’ll still be 19 with plenty of potential.
Why we couldn’t put a no buy option on him like Van Ginkle. Oh that would require fester to think for once.
how dense are you???
they have to pay us 5m if they want the player, and if they do, we can pay them 6 to get him back! that is 6-5=1m euros… and Mastour’s sallary is I believe 800k/y which is 1.6m for 2 years… so in WORST case we will be 600k in plus…
Oh my god. octavius please think for once or get some help before posting your next comments.
And this is exactly what I meant by BS comments by fans
It’s a win for us
We need him to develop and we won’t be doing it so Malaga will do it for us he will be a regular for 2 years over here max he will play in copa
Why can’t you guys understand this!
well… It was better mercato than any in last 4-5 years… that is a fact… we got rid of most dead wood, and bring some beastly players. With that being said, we have also done mistakes… Midfield is far from good and only if Miha does some miracle we will play good football… I hope he can do it… In defence we are 90% done and attack is just wow, with Bacca – Adriano duo and Menez and Balotelli on the bench we have best individual players in attack in italy… and that is also a fact… Every one of… Read more »
I agree you, but i prefer monty on deep playmaker put de jong on the right..monty has been bad lately, but he is the only one who can play pirlo role..in his best prformance, he can be more useful compare to others midfielder.
Monty (pirlo role)
De jong(dirty work/gattuso role) honda/bona(seedorf role)
Bacca. L. Adriano
I quote myself: “If miha could find even 1% of Pirlo in him, he should put him in place of De Jong and put De Jong on the right…”
you 3 need to brush up on your critical thinking skills.
We gave Mastour to Malaga for free and will need to buy him back for 6mil. They’re not giving us any money for the loan. Only if they want to buy him. At the end of 2 years they will buy him for 5mil or we need to take him back for 6 mil. We could of developed him here.
No you need to brush your skills its al loan why would we pay to have him back ? They pay first then we use our option.
They don’t pay us, buddy. They took him on loan and pay his salary. IF they want him they pay us 5mil. If we want him we pay them 6mil. Is that so hard to understand. Sheesh.
Malaga wants mastour they pay us 5 mil if we want him after they pay we simply pay 6 million. If Malaga don’t want mastour and we do we don’t pay them we just recieve our player back.
Are you intentionally dense or are you trying??? (@octavius)
Dude,, do you even understand the meaning of the word “LOAN”?
Lol dude, are you serious or are you trolling with this comment?
Commented give berth a chance I believe with time he will improve let’s not forget they r lots of new players in the team so it will take time for them to blend
Hi everyone I spent some time and done a Comparison Stat between Inter and ACM. What’s impresive about INTER is they brought 10 players and lost 4 important ones but they are according to transfermarket on +1.72 Mill € On the other hand our ACM brought/loaned 5 important players Bacca/Adriano/Balotelli/Bertolacci/Romagniolli and lost 2 important players(Sapo and ELsha). We are according to transfer market on -81,32 Mill. € which will become -64.32 if Elsa will be bought for 17 mill What do you think? ………… inter ………… TRANSFER RESULTS Earnings/expenditures Arrivals/Departures Transfer fee Earnings 48 90,42 Mill. € Expenditure 54 88,70… Read more »
Perisic, miranda, lajic, jovetic…
They bring quality without spend much money
except for Telles, Montoya, Murillo and Melo, every player they signed are high quality additions. and most of them are loan deals. half of their team is on loan. if they fully purchased them it would make the same if not bigger loss they our 80M loss.
If the stated numbers are correct. Which I doubt is the fact at any transfer-news.
and they still wont finish higher than us couse of bad coach
Give mauri a chance in midfield. I believe he can play the regista role and be something like Pirlo was in this team.
Mds Ely Romagnoli Antonelli
Ndj Mauri Berto
Galliani is a real contender for Sepp Blatter as NATO ( No Action, Talk Only ) Boss. (borrowed from goal.com comments!)
HI ACM – AUCKLAND
That figure of Inter , something is wrong there. how can with expenditure that is higher than earning be a + in total result?
The calculator for the publication that make that calculation must be broken….
You can check it out:
and then ACM
Inter signed 6 good players and we signed 6 good players as well. Ljajic, Jovetic, Kondogbia, Santon, Miranda, Perisic. we signed Bacca >>>> Jovetic, Luiz = Perisic, Romagnoli, Antonelli >>>> Santon, Bertolacci <<< Kondogbia, Balo >>> Ljajic. we just needed 1 or 2 midfielder and a CB. besides we bought our players, except Balo when they got 3, 4 players on loan. Balo can and will become great once again. Bertolacci needs time. and guys stop comparing our current players to legends it’s a huge burden and it may be one of the reasons they have problem playing.
I have to disagree with some people here bashing galliani like he has done some doom to this club. In my opinion our mercato is excellent. We got rid many deadweights, and got adequate addition to striker, defense especially. Midfield still need to be seen for couple matches. I think its very silly and dumb to judge bertolacci (especially) after only 2 competitive matches, as we know what he can do at genoa. Calling him a flop NOW is very stupid in my opinion. EVEN best player needs time to gel with new club, new coaches, new tactics, new environment.… Read more »
You are on your own
You aren’t Axelynx22. Thanks for your comment.
You aren’t on your own, that’s an ignorant thing for pelle80 to say. everyone wants us to win the scudetto this season and the ucl next season. It’s unrealistic. People on here want instant success and its clouding your judgement. Please tell me which mercato in the past few seasons was better than this one? The same people bashing our transfer campaign are the same people begging for verrati Isco gotze and tons of other world class talents that would never join us in our current state, yet people continued to comment begging for players like that. Most of you… Read more »
Glad to see some people with senses here! Thanks dude! I reserved my comments before but seeing hates in this blog lately really intriguing.
And yes i definitely cant agree more with your point!
I’m with you axelynx 22,,
For the peoples that bashing on galliani, luckily they are not the one that manage the club,,
They think they are smart enough and football expert,,
Forza milan till the end!!
The next game is going to be Inter vs ACM. Luckily we play now and not later.
Either a draw or a ACM hard fought win!!
In my opinion the chances are 49-51 for ACM.
Inter have way too many new players in the team they need more time to connect, but if they do connect(I hope not 🙂 ) is going to be a top 3 finish for them.
Best lineup we can create right now to fix our midfield problems is 4312:
Lopez; DSC, Mexes, Romagnoli, Antonelli; DeJong, Montolivo, Berto; Jack; Bacca, Adriano
Why dont we try De Jong as a side midfielder and Montolivo as a regista?
sher2121, really impressed with your comment. But i think we should not have allowed Paletta leave.
I belief also in Jose Mauri. Just like you said and it’s as if you read my mind, players like Honda, Suso, Cerci should not even come near Milan as a city let alone playing for AC Milan.
In any case, it’s left for the coach to demonstrate how good he is. As far as im concerned, i can’t have a Bona and Jose Mauri and be crying like a baby for CAM
I dont know what you guys see in Paletta, both Mexes and Zapata ON THEIR DAY better than him. All they need is consistensy and with the right coaching they would be better esp Zapata. We still should go for Garay though.
Worst mercato.. we don’t improve anything except in attack with all the money we spend. Wtf..
mancini is not that good guys I’m not worried with his team’s great mercato..infact I believe he’ll play 3 DMFs medel-melo-kondogbia with guarin another DMF as trequatista..you’ll all see that he’s allegri. I don’t see a strong reason why milan should finish behind lazio,juve, fiorentina etc. roma should be our only treat to the scudetto. no sarcasm really.
I’m far from being satisfied with the mercato particularly because there was money available with galliani doing very little job,despite, I also feel the team has performed below par in the opening 2 matches but i believe in miha to bring something more out of them. disappointed and concerned with ending the summer without a top midfield signing which might be decisive but I’m still fairly confident.
So many impatient and pessimistic fans here.We all have different football understanding.
Galliani did a great Job this summer.He can’t build everything at once because he’s not the Omnipotent God.
He cant rebuild everything at one? How come he can mess up everything at once season after season?
WE are not asking gallani to clean up somebody elses mess, we are asking him to clean up his OWN mess and then resign.
I think only inter fans will thank galliani for his job
i still choose galliani rather you… galliani bring bacca, adriano, and other… how bout you? what already you gave to milan? another complaint everyday?? i rather you change your name not sheva… sheva gave big contribution to milan…. and gabe big complaint
I’m with you lumen!
We are true milanista!
Do you know how much money Galliani makes gambling? his money always on the other team so he making bank every season.
official: Villarreal sign LORD BONERA http://forzaitalianfootball.com/2015/09/villarreal-sign-former-ac-milan-defender/ hmmmm
How come we didnt sign hernanes?? He is exactly what i needed
People on this blog are so ignorant, miha just need find a way to recover montolivo form.
Don’t forget he’s been our captain for a long disastrous season, so I think he has psychological problem for carry the burden of the team for a long time. So let Miha fix it first and please support our Milan now, mercato is over stop complaining about witsel, moutinho, kondogbia etc cos its useless.
Just support our Milan now and always
FORZA MILAN !
Then the roster is with 28 players, even this link:
Is it posible?
Yeah you’re right, we need to recover montolivo, but how’s long? I hope we can use him in derby, because we need creativity in midfield
Did we manage to get rid of Suso?
Great article.. http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=http://www.calciomercato.com/&ei=WqfHT-mFOcSWOurgzNUO&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CGkQ7gEwAA&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dcalciomercato%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dsafari%26tbo%3Dd
So here is what i think. All in all, it wasnt a bad mercato – it was actually quite a good one, we got rid of a lot of players who shouldnt have been at Milan at the first place, and our defence looka good now actually. I only miss Paletta as i think him and Romagnoli would be excellent together. Our attack is set as well. Now, here’s what i believe, in the end, made all of us so disappointed: we were promised so much in the beginning. Martinez and Kondogbia were done, but were snatched right in front… Read more »
I agree, kucka transfer is a question for me, but lets see how he performs, he might not world class but i guess he is a good squad player. I reserved my judgement until i saw couple of his games. After all new signings need time to gel and adapt right?
definitely, I understand your disappointment. Unfortunately, I think getting a class midfielder in January depends on how well we do up until then. Because if we look shaky, I feel that berlusconi will have a hissy fit and not spend.
@axelynx22, very true, and i read your post from before and i agree to a 100 %, with that said, imo we’ve already had our fair share of good squad players… Like all others i wanted someone who would improve the quality of our midfield. For me, he is just a player who will take playing time away from Mauri and his development, but you’re right we will see how he does, he might come in handy. @RKaY, yeah thats the thing, if we are playing poorly he might think, why bother its still the same story, and if we… Read more »
birsa is the best player in serie a in the opening two rounds why arent you whinny idiots complaining about that ohh galliani look what you have done you sold our best player BIRSA oh look what a playmaker we lost -_- stop judging on the start of the season wait and watch i know we will do well and atleast come second and trust me when i say that bertolacci is gonna be one of the best players of this season just wait and watch its just that the entire game play depends on how he plays so our… Read more »
So true, i remember in the first round, someone said “Saponara scored for empoli, how could you let him go” i was very close to say: yeah, and so did Birsa and Paloschi but no one is crying about them. Of course Sapo has much more talent than them, but some players are just better in different environments, its that simple really…
exactly if you go by performance birsa and paloschi played the best till now
and they are complaining about how saponara played
we gave him a chance he just couldnt do it as simple as that
blame galliani for letting paloschi and birsa also na
and while you are at it acerbi was included in this weeks team of the week
complain about that as well
so stupid and so disappointing
Couldnt agree more brother, some players did better in some other teams and environment. Not only that , it all comes down to tactis and role he plays there. E.g saponara, in empoli he “shines” because all his teammates collecting the ball to him, so thats why he looks very important there. And after all he did has some potential. Another case is angel di maria in man utd which is a huge flop, but in di maria case, its the exact opposite from saponara, man utd really counts on him, he felt the pressure and he was just disappeared.… Read more »
In the same way I wouldn’t be shocked if matri scores against us when we play Lazio that’s because for some reason all of them niang sapanara matri birsa play better when they are at loan Hence they really need to be sold so I support what Galliani did with all the sales except Pirlo but then again that’s allegri’s fault Galliani buys and sells according to the coach and yet he gets blamed for everything Niang played well in the preseason so he is still with us but who ever left they were either not in the coach’s plans… Read more »
Agreed! Been saying couple times for this issues, the one letting pirlo go is allegri, because he choose to play van bommel in regista position. Yes galliani has responsibility too for letting him go for free, but if a coach doesnt believe in player, and player is unhappy and asked to leave, what can he do though. Same case for matri signing which is allegri’s spesific request, same as romagnoli whom is miha’s speaific request.
exactly allegri wanted matri even after he went to juventus he asked for matri and we gave him
galliani gets the players that the coach asks for not on his own
on his own he only gets the players who made a name in milan already like how he did for kaka shevchenko ibra etc
stop blaming galliani and see who is the real problem
if team does well then the coach is amazing if they do bad galliani is stupid
this is why i prefer barca and united fans they know who to blame for what
It looks like we overpaid for Bertolacci but he needs time to settle down and play regularly. Same with Kucka, sorry he’s not a big enough name for some people but let’s see how he does before you write him off eh? Inter brought a lot of players but it all seems short term to me. Have they got any Italians left? They’re going to have to do a lot of juggling around to meet the home grown requirements next season. It’s **** or bust for them this season IMO. On paper they’re strong but football isn’t played on paper.… Read more »
totally agree with you bro… just like i said, too many boys plays football manager. and now they feels like real manager… hahahaha…
if milan players read this blog, maybe they got stress or get laugh.. almost full negative comment…. event someone in this forum said galliani NATO?? hahahaha… he should see mirror… galliani bring bacca, adriano, and many players to milan… how bout him?
They’re not even playing something as complex as Football Manager. They’re playing FIFA Career mode and wondering why every club can’t just throw money at every issue or fire everybody.
Lol career mode in fifa does strange. I can buy marco reus from dortmund with 10m + matri tags.
Maybe thats what some boys think in real life lmao
But considering man utd signed martial for 50m €, make berto’s 20m € not that exaggerated lmao
exactly inflation takes place so its expensive thats why berto was so much also the form of the player matters
and last year berto was among the best of the best
what i dont understand is how are they expecting us to buy rather spend so much after being a fan of milan since the last 3 or more years
we used to only do loan deals up till now
Don’t forget next important deadline September 30th.. when we get to see whether Mister Bee could actually put his money where his mouth is or not. If it pulls thru, expect a world class signing or two come winter and a bright bright future ahead. Keep calm and Forza Milan!
So no more Zaccardo
This was still wack! smh
like it or not galliani still at milan… berlusconi trust galliani rather leonardo, braida, even barbara…. even ultras cant change his position… and now you said fired galliani??
even you got stressed, frustation, and might get crazy, believe me galliani still at milan… hahahaha…
for me?? i dont want think about that and i dont care….
ehm…I think we should resign bonera come January
IMO,, most of our frustration is generated by the fact that we’ve seen how other teams (Especially Inter) made strides n the market while we didn’t do much at the very end. My personal issue with the whole thing is that for the past 5 years, we always focused way too much on our front lines & ignored the fact that there is no 1 to provide quality plays to these strikers. I personally like Bonaventura & will not comment on Bertolacci right now. But I want to remind everyone that Montolivo is not that bad, he just had really… Read more »
Guys look at this, it tells you alot: Most spent: 1. Man. City 204,38 2. Valencia 142,00 3. Atletico Madrid 139,50 4. Manchester United 139,50 5. Juventus 127,00 6. PSG 116,10 7. Liverpool 111,91 8. Milan 90,97 9. Real Madrid 89,50 10. Inter 86,45 Most earned: 1. Monaco 160,40 2. Porto 121,40 3. Atletico Madrid 104,00 4. Manchester United 101,57 5. Wolfsburg 96,30 6. Benfica 92,20 7. Inter 90,42 8. Liverpool 88,00 9. Juventus 75,50 10. Roma 72,25 Most earned (the ratio invested – spent) 1. Porto 84,40 2. Benfica 76,45 3. Monaco 76,10 4. Wolfsburg 41,10 5. Udinese 39,80… Read more »
Don’t forget that Inter loaned most of their players (or have you included the fee to buy them)
With that in mind Milan has bought most of their player with being payed in installments for example
Alessio Romanglio cost for milan this year:
5M + Salary 2M=7M
I think same with Bacca don’t remember
Yes I agree Inter did good.
I will give Bertolacci time before I grade him since our midfield must with the angry fist of Mhjalivic sync up and start playing football
Good- 1. Bacca-top striker 2.Romagnoli-great talent 3. Bertolacci- Mind you, he will come good. Best Italian midfielder last year after Verratti and Pirlo 4. Mauri- was great last year for his age. 5.Ely- Looked a good prospect 6. Calabria & Donarumma- Great prospects 7. Bonera, Zaccardo, Matri, Muntari, Essien- truck load of dead wood cleared. 8. DeJong stays- Best CDM around.( don’t say stupid things like he can’t pass. His job is not to be Pirlo but to do a Van Bommel) 9. Abate stays Bad-1.Kucka- as back up he is okay but could have bought a younger player 2.… Read more »
luiz adriano has been our best player in the opening two rounds how could you say that he is bad
He was our best vs empoli but what about the fiorentina match? my point is he can score goals against weak teams.. That is how he scored 9 goals in CL last year.. Look at all of his CL goals .. you wont find much goals against a PL or La Liga or Serie A team.. I want him to succeed at Milan but I will not change my judgement till i see him put a great performance against at least 2 out of Juve, Inter, Roma,Lazio,Napoli and Fiorentina.