Milan complete the deal for Villarreal’s Castillejo, the 23-year-old winger will have the medical on Thursday morning

Samu Castillejo during Real Madrid-Villarreal at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on January 13, 2018. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
Samu Castillejo during Real Madrid-Villarreal at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on January 13, 2018. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Samu Castillejo will join Diego Laxalt tomorrow morning and have his medical at La Madonnina Clinic.

Leonardo flew to Valencia on Wednesday to resolve all the last details and difficulties in the deal to take Carlos Bacca to Villarreal and Samu Castillejo to Milan.

And Leo returns to Italy with a deal in place and a new player with him, as according to Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky and Alfredo Pedullà of Sportitalia, an agreement has been reached between all the parties. Samu will arrive in Italy this evening and like Diego Laxalt, who joins from Genoa, he will have his medical tomorrow morning. You can find more transfer news from all around the world on the Transfer Hound.

According to Sky, Milan sign Samu on a €3m loan with €15m obligation to buy. The fee is added to the card of Bacca, who will return to Villarreal, where he played on loan last season. As said by Daniele Bonera today, Castillejo feels more at ease on the right wing but can also play on the left.

With both Laxalt and Castillejo, the squad of Gattuso becomes a lot faster. According to RadioRossonera’s Pietro Balzano Prota, the transfer market of Milan is still not over.


  1. It seems to me that Leonardo and Maldini are seeking to replace, substitute or upgrade the transfer targets of Fassone and Mirabelli. Kind of remaking Milan in their own image with the shrewd transfers below.

    Kalinic – Higuain
    Andre Silva – to be confirmed (I hope Pato or someone better)
    Biglia – To be confirmed (we suspect SMS/Rabiot. I hope it’s SMS)
    Borini – Castillejo
    Kessie – Bakayoko
    Strinic – Laxalt
    Bonucci – Caldara

    I may be wrong inherent trait of just pattern recognition. I hope the team becomes better than last season

    • Reports say that Montolivo isn’t leaving, the guy refuses to leave. And it so irritates me, have some dignity and leave. If only we can get rid of Bertolacci, Mauri(loan/maybe even keep), Montolivo, Borini, Abate. use most of these players to reduce SMS price. Bertolacci, Borini and Abate might drop the asking price to 30M loan + 50M obligation. Finally, release Montolivo.

  2. I believe this guy will grow as did suso. spanish players who adpat to serie a for me grow really well.

      • Did you thumbs up my comment?

        if not dont bother asking me anything without giving me thumbs up… disrespectful.

        • I wouldn’t ask an Inter supporter anything because they simply don’t know enough to know they know nothing
          Now you might think your being smart or clever trying to wind people up and maybe in your small mind (and probably pants) you even think your being funny but do yourself a favour and run along back down whatever shithole you crawled up from
          Can everyone on this blog no matter what insults our degenerate friend here who calls himself INTERMILANO-FC comes out with just ignore him

          • I’d be rather happy with any of those three but especially SMS, i think he’s not far off being world class and was arguably the best midfielder in Italy last year
            But to answer your question, no I don’t think one is coming but fingers crossed stranger things have happened for example would anyone in the world have said last year that Ronaldo would be playing for Juventus this season?? He’d of been laughed at so anything’s possible I guess

  3. wow i think milan is comin to were day belong. our next target now is d top 4, i hope gattuso take us there now. d only puzzel missin is a well left winger with strong right foot, foorrzaa #millan.

  4. Now no guarante spot except Romagnoli & Higuain… Welcome Samu, now Suso will have to buckle up or else will just be warming the bench… Expecting how Bakayoko integrate into the team no doubt from Laxalt he will be the first to settle quick in the team his style of play suits us can’t even stop laughing Donnarunma agent have not make any move, he better not the BOSSES are around LEO & CAPITANO are back, if the kid mess up Reina is laying waiting to take his place… My hand crossed who is going to be the final piece of our transfer lies between Rabiot & SMS… Just still can’t no permanent first team bravo to the management for embracing competition i see growth already in team any slip the other takes over 😀

    • WRONG…. you guys dont know anything about these two players you are comparing do you?

      You:”Now no guarante spot except Romagnoli & Higuain…”

      WRONG both Romanogli and higuain can lose there spots if they dont perform as required. we have capable young talents in caldara and cutrone who will bench both of them if they dont perform. SIMPLE.

      You:”Welcome Samu, now Suso will have to buckle up or else will just be warming the bench…”

      WRONG AGAIN Suso has been arguably our most consistent and fittest player we have on the team. the chances of him every going to be bench is highly unlikely. suso dosnt need to do anything he just needs to keep preforming the same way he has all last season. nothing for him to worry about.

      You: “Expecting how Bakayoko integrate”

      FOOL. Bakayoko will intergrate just fine, he is a great player who was in an underperfomrning team like chelsea but now the he is a milan player he will shine no questions asked only haters like you will doubt him.

      You: “Laxalt he will be the first to settle quick in the team his style of play suits us”

      MY GOD YOU KNOW NOTHING …. Laxalt will fail because if you watched serie a long enough you will know he is not a big team player infact he is not even Genoas best player infact the reason he left genoa was because he would get replaced on the bench if he stayed because genoa was already looking to get rid of him for poor performance.

      You: Donnarunma agent have not make any move”

      Donnoruma agent made many moves but after his poor performance for milan no one wants to sign him anymore.

      You: ” My hand crossed who is going to be the final piece of our transfer lies between Rabiot & SMS”

      You are a joke! SMS IS NOT COMING BECAUSE HE IS TOO EXPENSIVE…. DO YOU NOT READ? rabiot is not capable of getting into our team so he wont be arriving ether

      • One of those thumbs down of your comment is MINE.
        So what?
        Go to inter merda websites or blogs and bash your own kind.
        You’re a troll, do u know what that is? Get a mirror and see your true face!

      • Caldara will play ALONGSIDE romagnoli. If anything Musacchio or Zapata would replace romagnoli…

        Laxalt is an awesome JOLLY. Can play LB, CM or LW! Fast, technical and aggressive jist like how Gattuso likes them and was far from Genoas worst player. Always played and mostly always get a 7 rating per game. Get your facts straight dude.

      • I’ve noticed that The way you write Is similar to sheva. Stop insulting people, if you want an opinion just say it

      • Maybe a basic English class would help you comment my friend. You sound like an Indian immigrant from the UK whahahahahahahahaha

        Golly Gupta my frien

        Please you don’t need to sound so pessimistic, we will find a way to reduce the thumbs down.

        We should really push for this SMS deal, not just because of how good he is, but by so doing, we would be weakening a direct rival for top 4. That dude was the heart and soul of Lazio last season.

        Benventuno Laxalt,
        Benventuno Castillejo.

          For 100+ Million? That is Cristiano Ronaldo type fee man. I know ManU paid stupid money for Pogba, but #1) we don’t have that sort of money to throw around #2) the player has to be a proven product, not just potential.
          This reminds me a lot of all the Andrea Belotti talks last season, and how they will not sell him for anything less than 100M. As it turned out, Cutrone scored the same number of goals as he did. I say we just leave SMS alone and go spend 100M in getting two quality midfielders.
          …this is of course my humble opinion.

      • Ha ha ha I like this inter guy. He is our 1st proper troll since sheva I’m so excited to have him. Man I enjoy trolling trolls so I hope you stay all season and thanks for the entertainment.

      • A Shinter fan in Rossoneri blog!!!!!!!!………… what he is saying, is proving himself a psycho…..

  5. Can’t wait for season to start,when we had to sell ibrah and thiago all downhill from there.poor signings no money shadow of the great teams we had.and all this brought by a dodgy Chinese owner and the club fell into the hands of Elliott.they brought in the right people to run the club past legends and look at us now!this is the start of a new era it will take time but we will be back at the top again I’m sure

  6. This guy has legs like a chicken its like he can break at anytime but atleist we get rid of Bacca that makes the deal worth it in the end

  7. Will wish both Laxalt and Castillejo the best of luck of course, and hopefully they can improve their game even more once they join us surrounded with more quality players:)

    The last lines of this article makes me really hopeful of a massive “deadline day” swoop… fingers crossed. Imagine what a SMS/Rabiot/Martial would do to this team. A tank and complete player like SMS in our midfield…damn. Would be so great on so many levels, just as @JOHN THE BAPTIST pointed out earlier!

      • Lotito is thinking about the offer LeoDini made. But also considering an offer from Real Madrid. I expect SMS or Rabiot. If not, then fine by me. Maybe Pato is coming back as a 3rd striker. Martial might arrive in January.

        • I Pato was my favorite and would be exciting to see him back in the Milan shirt but I think we are set that department. I can’t remember any top team currently having 3 first team CFs. You need 2 players for each position and the rest should be covered by youth team players.

          One of the reasons Silva played so little was Cutrone from youth the team who was expected to cover for him and Kalinic couldn’t stop shining and then eventually ended up having 3 first team CFs. It’s more ideal to start with 2.

  8. Who is this brainless chicken head INTERMILANO-FC or who are you just pestering shit… Now i see you don’t follow the team growth since 2015…
    – Romagnoli have been the most consistant player at our back line for the whole time his been here… You think Caldara could make him drop to the bench guess you better wake up from your slumber guy
    – Your thinking Cutrone could Higuain, if you the coach then you drop Higuain at the bench guy think you high you already out of limit watch your way damn moron
    – You think Suso his going to be consistant starter if holds up play like he did against Arsenal just guning for glory hope you have not notice when his absent the team play fine… Castellejo if his letting the ball move faster than Suso link well with Higuain, you think Suso will stand the chance guess you didn’t watch our pre-season or against were he should have pass the ball to Higuain in the first half… INTER MILANO- FC try come up with better fact
    – I never doubt Bakayoko try and read up my comment with him perfectly before commenting
    – Laxalt for me is a steal he covers all the area at the left positions + try and watch his play, he love to play one touch doesn’t hold up play, dribble when necessary. INTER MILANO – FC were you watching the back of the T.V when the world cup was air, atleast you see what you buying… You should be grateful for his versatile rear to get around instead you should be satisfied with the buy they got us you here snaping crekk lip around the corner INTER MILANO – FC

    • “Take all the fools out of this world & there wouldn’t be any fun living in it.” – Josh Billings.
      I humbly request everybody to please continue to let InterMilano-FC entertain us.

  9. Thank goodness Bacca’s gone. Now we just have to convince someone to take Borini, Zapata and Bertolacci. Maybe they’d accept 10 million for all three.

    • Now we deadly need an elite Advanced playmaker. If SMS/Rabiot cannot arrive as we hope, we should think about Barella. He had some real capabilities, performed well for Cagliari last year, want to join bigger club (like AC Milan) and we can easily get him with cheaper price.
      I myself didnot want to buy Laxalt because we still have enough quality players in the left side (RR/Strinic for LW, Jack/Calha for M/AML), and we should save our non-plenty money for another targets.
      But it’s belongs to LeoDini and Gatusso.
      Forzza Milan!

  10. I think this INTERMILANO FC guy is Sheva who has returned with another name. By the way, where is Suracho?
    Welcome lads. Bulk SMS loading….. with bulk goals and assists waiting to be unleashed, haha

  11. I read a report that Montolivo is unwilling to terminate his contract with Milan, therefore they cannot sign a new midfielder.

    I don’t wanna go and bash Montolivo, it’s just a report, but I wouldn’t be surprised if true. This guy…

      • Yeah, just read that he’s discussing with Leo and Maldini to rescind his contract and that Parma are waiting, don’t know how legit those sources are but it’s something. If true, then it kind of sucks that we cant get a transfer fee for him, but at least his wages will be off the books and we signed him on a free transfer as well

    • So you expect him to give up a years worth of salary (around 3 mil) that is rightfully his by law so that Milan can reinforce itself? What’s the point of contacts then?

      How about we ask him to sacrifice his daughter GoT style as well …

  12. What the hell. WHat has happened to my milan. For noobies, I was the one who predicted 2 years back that the chinese were frauds. I got racist tag on this blog. It was totally unacceptable that one of your own kinds who was showing yyou the path of truth was thrown shit at. BUt as always the virtuous ones are those who win , I was right all along. It is now a known fact that Suracho was the saviour of this blog that you all never deserved. I had insider information but you all decided to bull on it. Now coming to why I have written this comment. We are now under elliot the hedge fund. If chinese was disastrous, elliots reign is going to be catastrophe. We will of course get into champs league one day, but as soon as we play 1 season in it, we are going to be sold to a bimbo who has lots of money but does not knows what to do with it. We are going to be another anzhi makalacha of russia. We are going to become bankrupt soon. And coming to this management, why the hell have they appointed leonardo and maldini, leonardo is an interista. This is totally unacceptable. While maldini has no management experience at all. Disastrous. To add sour cherry on the burnt cake, we have made romagnoli our captain. Shameful. And coach seedorf, here I am, if SUracho fans remember him, suracho is gonna deliver.

    • So what are you a prophet?

      Since you have all the inside information on these investors why don’t you share the possible solution to the problem at hand and the problems your Crystal ball has revealed to you.

      You can’t keep speaking negatively.

    • Suracho, now you finally get an erection of your self when you take a look in the mirror, I want to tell you this.

      That is, a lot of people here, knew already these Chinese were frauds and probably some puppets of Berlusconi. So you added actually nothing. Therefore, your English grammar is even worse than a lost dog walks into a Chinese kitchen by accident.

      I think Leonardo pulled it off with the Higuain and Caldara deal. Especially when you look at the assets Milan has (and restrictions). With Fassobelli we would get Zaza instead of Higuain, so what is your point?

      • I have never seen your name before but I feel you are mathijs saviecevicevic . The players you just mentioned are not any better than what we had before. Caldara is just another Rannocchia , I do not understand why are Milan fans so proud of the bonucci caldara deal when it was so clear that we got robed by juve. We lost the aerial passes that bonucci would deliver, and replaced him with another Rannochia. A team like MIlan which is devoid in creativity gave up their most creative player for someone who nobody knew 1 year ago. We had silva , kalinic and cutrone with us , before everyone starts bashing me that they did not scored much, remember dzeko. People who know football will always accept that any overseas player can take around a year to settle in Italy or for that matter any foreign country. Money could have been spent on someone better but leointerdo spent it on higuain who always botches up in big games. Never bought a midfielder who would bring milan fans back to the stadium to watch their midfielder. Instead we bought bakayoko. SO tell me cunt, is bakayoko any better than zaza. Don’t even get me started on castillejo and laxal. This is going to be a disastrous season all thanks to Elliot management. If our father berlusconi was here, we would have been in the ucl by now. The second para that you took pains to write were pure bullox. Everyone were busy with #WEareSoRich hashtags when noone were able to recognize the enemy from within. It took a sensible GENTLEMAN like me to wake up all the mere milanistis. Your claims of everyone knew that chinese were frauds are stupid. If you have nothing to add , please dont spread fake rumour, because even meytar zeevi will be laughing at your claims and your saddist name.

  13. Been three years I last commented on this blog. But I have been watching from afar. Its sad to say that the quality of comments here are appalling. Its like we just type here without proper censoring from our brains. Milan fans are the creme dela creme. We are deep and not shallow minded. I just can’t believe this.

  14. Surracho, I Wonder What Stuff You’re Taking. Completely Hard On You, Making It Look Like You’re Actually Foretelling The Future, Not Realising You Need To A Serious Medical Check Up.

    First Of All, The Chinese Take Over Was Somewhat Doubious And Would Easily Casted Doubts On People Who Take Their Time To Evaluate It.

    More So, Elliot Already Gave Their Hint Of A Possible Future Scenerio Which Didn’t Speak Of Something Long Term but Would Sure Build A Solid Foundation For The Club. Something The Chinese Never Cared To Do, So Why Don’t You Just Bury Your Head In Shame Already.

    Party Pooper!

    • Hey there Ali, i fully agree on both of these players as they would be great assets for the NeXT decade to come. Compared to a Savic deal which i havent thought to be an either very credible or realistic rumour they would indeed be much cheaper but atleast paredes would propably still cost in the vicinity of 40 mil as i think zenit paid 25-30 mil last year. On the other hand and if its actually true that pellegrini has a 25 mil release clause it would be a genuine steal of a transfer. Unfortunately i doubt he would be willingly joining us as he is from rome and unless he is told that he is not in the plans of the coach it seems like an unrealistic plan. Roma has also said they arent interrested in letting him go so that would propably also mean that we would have pay unfront if any deal was to materialize. When that is said i do like the idea of them joining us and we should atleast test the posibility of either of them joining us.



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