Niang agrees Watford move, will have his medical tomorrow, Milan target Genoa’s Ocampos as a replacement

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Niang during Genoa-Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on the 25th of October 2016. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
Niang during Genoa-Milan at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on the 25th of October 2016. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Niang is all set to join Watford on loan with option to buy and Milan have already identified Genoa’s Lucas Ocampos or Darko Lazovic to replace him.

It seems clear now that the future of Niang is not red and black as the Frenchman, as reported by various outlets, has agreed to move to England, accepting the offer of Watford, who are coached by Walter Mazzarri and owned by Gino Pozzo.

Milan had already come to an understanding with Watford over the player this afternoon: MilanTV estimated earlier that the transfer will see the Rossoneri getting €0.5m for the loan and an additional €18 million in the summer if the Premier League sides decides to buy him out at the end of the season, while journalist Fabrizio Romano believes it’s €1 million for the loan with the option set at around €15-16 million.

Niang will be in London tomorrow for the medical and the signing of the contract. Originally, the Diavolo tried to negotiate a loan swap with Genoa between Niang and Lucas Ocampos but Niang turned down this possibility, reporting believing that a return to the Grifone would be a step back.

According to Luca Marchetti of Sky, Ocampos remains a target of Milan and with Niang gone then they will try to sign the 22-year-old Argentine winger, who is currently loaned out to Genoa from Marseille. Ocampos is the number one target with his teammate Darko Lazovic and Napoli’s Emanuele Giaccherini mentioned as alternatives to the former River Plate and Monaco man.

Niang joined Milan in 2012 and this will be his third (and possibly final) loan move after previously going to Montpellier and Genoa. He played 19 games this season but lost Montella’s confidence.

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Munir
Munir
4 years ago

Comment:bye bye useless niang

ted
ted
4 years ago

Don’t loan him again, sell him immediately!

C
C
4 years ago

I can guarentee our replacement will be giaccherini 100 % if i know this club and Uncle Fester

Sheva
Sheva
4 years ago
Reply to  C

I 100% believe you

Milanista121
Milanista121
4 years ago
Reply to  C

It looks like Ocampos will join us and Giaccherini will move to Genoa as his replacement according to Gazzetta Dello Sport, so let’s hope thats true.

Austin
Austin
4 years ago

Finally niang is leaving, to think he was branded future of Milan, well not my ac Milan anyways…..Good riddance

Cocor
Cocor
4 years ago

Why Milan always need winger, never a qualified midfielder

Mansa
Mansa
4 years ago

That miss (up right) against Barcelona will continue to be my most prominent memory of him in Black n Red, unless he comes back and does something exceptional (like a hattrick against Madrid), seriously doubt that. It just wasn’t to be for him in Milan. Adios Niang.

Mathijs Savicevic
Mathijs Savicevic
4 years ago
Reply to  Mansa

I remember that too. Pfffff I never believed in this guy. Hope Milan receives some nice amount of money.

Milan fan since 94
Milan fan since 94
4 years ago
Reply to  Mansa

No the penalty against roma was worse ! That was a vital moment which to me lost us valuable points and momentum

folumilano
folumilano
4 years ago

I believe oga fester will opt for gaicherini cos he is cheap, italian bla bla bla always buying useless futureless players and we fans have become mockery of other teams fans

yusuf
yusuf
4 years ago

Comment:tank god oooo am relief

barry
barry
4 years ago

Men does freak me out when he look the part everyone was on his side now he have a bad patch everyone kicking him now he’s down. SMH. You all plant seeds today and want to eat tomorrow can’t work somethings take time and everyone don’t shine the same time. Everyone did Stephen I wonder how many you all have his back.

Moshood
Moshood
4 years ago

Plz milan dont sell niang permanent he is milan future am begging we are acmilan

Milanista121
Milanista121
4 years ago

Like C said, it probably will end up with Giaccherini. But since Genoa were open to swapping Niang for Ocampos and it’s Niang who said no to it, the possibility for us getting Ocampos still is there.
I really hope we can get him as it would be a good signing, both quality and quantity. Hopefully. I remember him being skillful, confident on the ball with an eye for goal.
If only we could get Badelj somehow for midfield.

Welly
Welly
4 years ago

Please dont buy foreign players again . We can buy emanuele giacherini , antonio candreva , stephen el sharawy , lorenzi insigne , domenico berardi , please support our own local players because i love ac milan and gli azzuri italia . Please wait until summer after we have funds to buy players . Juve milan 2-1 we lost in coppa . Noooo this is disaster . We still have europe league either ucl or scudetto the ac milan .

Shrikant
Shrikant
4 years ago
Reply to  Welly

shut up.

dodoz
dodoz
4 years ago
Reply to  Welly

You have a brain, please use it.

Kourosh
Kourosh
4 years ago

It’s really a shame as some players can have all the talent in the world and yet nothing will come of it. I’m not saying Niang has all the talent in the world, but he has more than many, the thing he doesn’t have though is the right mentality and personality much like Balotelli and many other players similar to them. And yet some players with average quality can become champions with the right mentality and effort.

I still hope he makes it one day, at Milan or somewhere else.

viceroy
viceroy
4 years ago

Comment: more midfields to feed strikers. there should be formation A&B. try Lapa and Bacca

Rashad
Rashad
4 years ago

We funds to kick off all these mess

Shrikant
Shrikant
4 years ago

Baldie better have a “buy back” option in 3 years or something. I would totally put a buy-back at a premium, say 25mm option just in case Niang develops over the next 2 to 3 years, and we want to buy him back. Or even a “30% profit of future sale” if sold above 25mm – something like Roma’s claim to fraction of profits of any future sale of Romagnoli that they put into the contract. Remember Aubameyang didn’t “explode” overnight. Different players reach their peak at different times in their career. Even the great Zizou came up on the… Read more »