Niang presents Milan with a medical certificate valid for 10 days, as his future remains hanging in the balance

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Niang during Milan-Craiova at Stadio San Siro on August 3, 2017. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
Niang during Milan-Craiova at Stadio San Siro on August 3, 2017. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

M’Baye Niang is exempt from training until the end of August, citing ‘stress and psychological problems’ as the reasons behind his medical certificate.

Milan have an agreement in place with Spartak Moscow for Niang as the Russian club has offered over €20m for M’Baye.

The 22-year-old Frenchman, however, continues to have doubts about Russia and it seems that his ‘no’ to Massimo Carrera’s side has not been turned to ‘yes’, despite the fact that Spartak have raised their offer to him and are willing to give him more than €3m per season.

According to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, yesterday Niang presented Milan with a medical certificate, basically a doctor’s note that exempts him from training for 10 days – until the end of the mercato. The reasons behind it are ‘stress and psychological problems’.

The ‘medical certificate card’ was recently played by Federico Bernardeschi and Nikola Kalinić who apparently used it to force Fiorentina to reach an agreement with Juventus and Milan respectively. Di Marzio therefore claims that Niang, with the guidance of Mino Raiola, is pushing for Torino, but Urbano Cairo is offering considerably less money than Spartak (€12-13m compared to €22-23m).

Di Marzio believes that Niang would like to reunite with Sinisa Mihajlovic but Sportitalia’s Alfredo Pedullà has another version as he says that Niang doesn’t want Spartak or Torino, but instead would like to stay at Milan for another season and play for his spot in Vincenzo Montella’s team.

Milan have a week to resolve the future of Niang, the will of the player, who joined the Diavolo from Caen for €2m in 2012, remains a ‘problem’ for the club, who would like to monetize his sale.

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pato
pato
3 years ago

Comment:Hnm….see problem.. When they give you chance to play, you will be playing nonsense… Now , there is a big offer for you to go to other club to go and try your luck, you said no. You are d guy that would jump from 30 story building for stunt. You are the same guy that drives 200miles per hour with your car. Please we are in serious business now and no time for nonsense.. Please go to the club where this can be tolerated.. Don’t come and become liability to Milan please.. Please…. go. We need money to buy… Read more »

Klum
Klum
3 years ago
Reply to  pato

Niang has always wished to stay in Milan like Balotelli who thought that Milanello was his play ground. But unlike Balo, Niang is more cunning and the medical certificate is just nonsense. It’s a scheme to wait out the transfer market so that he can stay at Milan. He wants to be a part of the project. The problem with Niang is that he puts in little hard work, his stamina is zero, and his game play is just too inconsistent like oil in water. His attitude is worse. Now the dude is a liability who is disrupting the newly… Read more »

Bynz
Bynz
3 years ago
Reply to  Klum

In the event that he does stay i think Milan should just keep him on the bench and give him very little play if you do bring him on let it be the final minutes of the game that way he doesnt deter the progress of the team on the field thats just my opinion.

VanBasten
VanBasten
3 years ago
Reply to  Klum

does niang not know the word shame? ok. player might love his place and not wanna leave but when the club decides that whatever reason its time to part then basta its time to be proffecional and say ciao there is only two reasons why selling a player 1-he playes good and has a market value and the club needs money 2-or the players is just not good enough (good in many aspects possible-mentality,personality,or simple is not a good enough player) in niangs case its clearly the second and thats why HIS BIG EGO CANNOT ACCEPT HE IS NOT GOOD… Read more »

Manga la figa
Manga la figa
3 years ago
Reply to  pato

Give him the option A: get out or we’re gonna break something

Agni
Agni
3 years ago

Don’t play dirty tricks niang.
Be a man, tell fasobelli to send you to Torino if you want them so bad. Ask your agent fatiola to convince Torino to raise their offer and get closer to spartak Moscow offer.
No point staying where you are not needed, so might as well move on.

If Cairo didn’t budge on bellotti we have every right to be satisfied with their offer before giving the nod for transfer.

Pippo 3
Pippo 3
3 years ago

What kind od weed does niang’s been using? What is he waiting for? Is he waiting for clubs like barca,madrid,city,bayern or MU to come and offer him huge salary..?? So he is stress coz he would be able to earn more than 3m euros in a year..?? What kind of stress is that..

Jomokau
Jomokau
3 years ago
Reply to  Pippo 3

@Pippo3.
It is clearly Not about Niang wanting to earn more than Eur 3 mill, it is more about Niang thinking that he’s too good for the Russian league (Or perhaps he just does not like the country).
Remember earlier in the season he rejected offers from smaller Prem League clubs hoping that Arsenal would make a bid but that did not materialise.
I share the same opinion as some Milanista here that he could be very useful playing as a striker. Maybe not for Milan but for a team like Torino.

Hachim
3 years ago
Reply to  Pippo 3

you know what I was going to say let him play for the year and lets see what he does till january. As he would be somebody who I would play up-front tomorrow night.
But the stress card and all that is confussing, and you got it spot on. A 3 million salary and you stressed, damn. step in the boots of a normal average citizen and they wold not be able to make 1% of that a year.

NonyaBizness
NonyaBizness
3 years ago

Niang is like a venereal disease that just won’t go away, and then when you finally think you got rid of it you really didn’t and he pops back up. Thanks for all your hard work but you’ve had your chances now go.

Ali
Ali
3 years ago

He always has to be a pain in the arse. With dumb stunts and fast driving or by being damn stupid in the market. Why? I guess not even does lord Bonadinho know.

AdeB
AdeB
3 years ago

Who wouldn’t want to be part of this current Milan project. The whole of Europe are watching Milan to see the output of their signings. We have taken the market by storm and being sincere the European competitions have missed us. Serie a has missed the fear that comes with Milan and Niang knows this. If it requires being on the bench I am sure he will take it. He doesn’t want to leave he wants to play alongside our new signings and has a strategy to deter any transfer. He may possibly ask himself “if Borini is in the… Read more »

VanBasten
VanBasten
3 years ago
Reply to  AdeB

does niang not know the word shame? ok. player might love his place and not wanna leave but when the club decides that whatever reason its time to part then basta its time to be proffecional and say ciao there is only two reasons why selling a player 1-he playes good and has a market value and the club needs money 2-or the players is just not good enough (good in many aspects possible-mentality,personality,or simple is not a good enough player) in niangs case its clearly the second and thats why HIS BIG EGO CANNOT ACCEPT HE IS NOT GOOD… Read more »

Milano Breed
Milano Breed
3 years ago

Comment: It’s Funny to think he’s only thinking of playing for top teams and he’s not willing to improve and impress top teams to come and get him… Niang should just man up and find a solution to his career because its clear milanista don’t want him and what the Russians are offering him is huge. He should move to were they would idolize him and when he impresses, then maybe Arsenal and the rest of the teams he dreams to play for will come knocking.. I hope and pray i don’t get to watch Niang play for Milan this… Read more »

+milan
+milan
3 years ago

Mr. Niang is it by force, Milan has made it clear she doesn’t want to go out with you anymore…. But luckily for you, a russian chick wants you so bad that she is willing to go through all sort of lengths just to get you…

Pray_For_Milan
Pray_For_Milan
3 years ago

Unfortunately Milan is not a women

mainz
3 years ago

Lol, Niang is like a rash that refuse to go away, he keeps coming back. hopefully he leave for Russian and Milan get a quality winger

Kourosh
Kourosh
3 years ago

Big no to Torino for that price. Keep him in the team rather than selling him to Cairo if it comes to that.

There are many possibilities for Niang. He could go to Spartak eventually, or we could sell him to Lazio as part of a Keita bid, or we could just keep him for another season although I prefer if we cash in on him for around 20m in this window.

Pelle80
Pelle80
3 years ago

Relegate him to primavera, Finish!!!

Ink
Ink
3 years ago

Oh yes, he is a fool to decline huge offer from Russia (according to you), but lets say it was St Donna the Innocent with a huge offer from Madrid, and he refused them to stay in Milan, would you call him a fool too? Anyway, he is not deluded, he knows he will have to work and perform extremely well if he wants to have a place in the team. And I don’t think he can do it, but I also see any harm if he wants to stay to prove his worth. We needed a winger for back… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
3 years ago
Reply to  Ink

St Donna the Humble didn’t show up with some stupid certificate my dear friend. Also, I wish everyone would stop analyzing these things from a moral standpoint, and start analyzing from a strategic standpoint (from Milan’s perspective).

It’s your right by law to play these games, and to wait for that one specific offer you desire; it’s a completely legal move. But you should know that we can bench you for an entire season if we like; that’s a legal move in our arsenal. Play your cards with caution then.

Matp
Matp
3 years ago

Looking at the current market Niang is worth 20m given his experience and age. He has potential to be worth more. Torino should offer 20m and we shouldn’t settle for anything less from them. I still think they should have given us Belotti for 50-60m. That is his worth in the current market. Now we have kalinic who is a nice addition but Belotti would have been the icing on the cake.

NonyaBizness
NonyaBizness
3 years ago
Reply to  Matp

And that right there is why we should never ever sell him to Cairo Urbano and Torino. The ownerhe played hard ball with Belotti all summer long, it was he that rejected Milan’s offer of €70m plus M’Baye Niang and Gabriel Paletta for Andrea Belotti despite Belotti saying that he wanted to come to MIlan and bothe Niang and Paletta eager to move the other way. Now the shoe is on the other foot and unless he coughs up 20m Niang can either play with the primavera or sit on the bench but no way we should sell to them.

olbu36
olbu36
3 years ago

can’t understand the hate. he is way better than borini, tbh and we dont have enough wingers.

sasori
sasori
3 years ago

Niang will be Milan’s dark horse…he shud be kept for now till January and see how he gets along…wont be surprised to see pipo singing him praises like in 2015

Alexmilan
Alexmilan
3 years ago

In this problem with Niang, Montella and the Milan’s board got totally wrong !!! Especially Montella ! Why ? Because if u really don’t want a player to be in your squad, you don’t give him false hopes !!! After the double against Craiova and the friendly against Bayern, Montella said that Niang is not anymore the player from the last season, that he improved and got himself more mature and that he could stay in the team until the end of the season !!! If u really don’t need and want a player you don’t tell in public these… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
3 years ago
Reply to  Alexmilan

I disagree my friend. Montella is allowed to change his mind, and I don’t think the issue is about false hopes. Niang is waiting for a better offer from his perspective, which is fine and dandy, but we cannot afford to let him wait until the contract runs out.

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

This idiot needs to go

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
3 years ago

I would let Niang know that if he stays here, he spends the entire season on the bench. Simple as that. Hopefully this gives him some more motivation not to wait for that perfect single offer. There’s nothing morally wrong with what he’s doing, nothing at all (okay that dodgy medical certificate is an exception). But the way the market works, we can’t simply let him run out his contract here waiting for that perfect offer that never comes. Keeping him on the bench for an entire season is within our right; as a tactic it should be reserved as… Read more »

Pelle80
Pelle80
3 years ago

It really amazes me how some so called milan fans would support niang’s action. Everton bidded he rejected it
Watford wanted to fulfill the option to buy but he rejected it.
Moscow came with 18+2m bonus and even increased it to 20+2m bonus and he rejected it again, only to come up with a fake certificate claiming psychological problem and calculated the number of days remaining till mercato closes.
Any reasonable milan fan would not support such nonsense.

Dnt give him even a copa match let him go and continue swimming or join formula 1.

mainz
3 years ago

Let Torino keep bellloti and let niang sit on if Torino fail to pay 20 mil,