Milan signed 2 new players and said goodbye to 3, as they added Brazilian flair to the squad and also replaced their main striker just six months after signing him.

Leonardo and Paolo Maldini’s first full transfer window has passed and the squad of Gennaro Gattuso got two new expensive additions: Lucas Paquetá from Flamengo and Krzysztof Piątek from Genoa. Milan, however, parted ways with the underperforming Gonzalo Higuain, who moved to Chelsea.

The full list of arrivals and exits can be found below, the transfer fees are as reported in the media:

Player NameRoleAgeArrived FromDetails (rumoured)
Lucas PaquetáMidfielder21FlamengoPermanent deal, €35m
Krzysztof PiątekForward23GenoaPermanent deal, €35m
Player NameRoleAgeWent ToDetails (rumoured)
Gonzalo HiguaínForward31ChelseaTerminated loan from Juventus
Stefan SimićDefender24FrosinoneLoan deal, fee undisclosed
Alen HalilovićMidfielder22Standard Liège18-month loan deal + option to buy

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I think overall we had a good market. Getting rid of Higuain was important, he was unbelievably toxic and negative, and also preformed terribly. We needed more of a poacher, someone who makes every run possible to get in behind the defense and who’s good in the air to take advantage of Suso’s fantastic crosses. Higuain wasn’t that, he prefers to drop back and play 1-2s to break down the defense and get in on goal. Piatek on the other hand is just what we need and I think he’s gonna do exceptionally well. He won us that game vs… Read more »

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im so fucking happy we didnt end up with a panic buy and another niang, that we wont be able to off load nxt year. i wanted delaf or Carrasco on loan with option., so we would have clearer and more options by summer but u cant get all what u wish for, samu or kabab or borini will have to do for now. the only problem is that we have alot of financial load next summer(baka 35m. kessie 28m, winger ~30m and toneli 30m) but if u think about it once this summer is done this team would be… Read more »

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Although we needed a lw it’s ok. Hopefully calhanoglu can regain his form like he did last year after the winter market. Is bonaventura out for the rest of the season? Cause he can play well on that lw too. Paqueta was a great buy and piatek looks to be one as well. What I’ve seen recently is a team that fights for each other and that’s exactly what we need. Let’s get that top four finish!

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loganrt87

It is a bummer about the failure to sign a LW; sometimes things don’t work out as planned. The encouraging thing about this window is that Leo and Co. Are trying to address the real needs in the squad and not making aimless purchases. We are on the right track and I believe Milan will continue to get stronger both through cohesion and proper transfers.

ForzaMilan
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ForzaMilan

I LOVE our two new signings for offence…Now if we could just get Caldara and Conti back for the D…….

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Baresis Dream

In all honesty, I am disappointed we didn’t get a LW. Paquetta and Piatek seem like good buys; maybe even great. But we still have to see how consistent both can be. And we might have dodged the bullet with Higuain (although I’m still not convinced he said the last word of his career), even though we could’ve ditched him at the wnd of the season. But no matter you flip things around, LW is our weakest link in a 4-3-3; it has been before the market, and it still is now. And we failed to adress this issue. Maybe… Read more »

Mathijs Savicevic
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Mathijs Savicevic

Suso on the left and Castillejo on the right. Problem wingers solved

milan2012
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milan2012

Lord Borinho to the rescue

milan2012
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milan2012

Lw Borini I saw vs Genoa was one of the better Borinis. Samu and him should fight for the spot.
Rest Hakan on the bench, he’s starting to resemble monto and berto when he plays.

Lincoln Momo Gboco
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Lincoln Momo Gboco

I am still positive about our mercato because we were able to sign piatek and paqueta. Even though we did not sign a left winger but Forza Milan top 4 finish

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Pato

Well ..well,,,well.. market has come to an end . No winger bought at the end of it all. Overall , I think Leonardo and Maldini have tried. Financial fair play has affected us. What we need is unity among the players. They should all have a common goal in mind, which is champion league qualification. Hakan needs to improve his game. So also is Rodríguez. They are the weak link in our line up. Castillejo should always be used against attacking minded team. For slow team and those ones that sit back to defend, Calhanoglu may be used. Gattuso should… Read more »

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Adeb Jogzie

So the winter mercato is over. No LW but everyone is excited in the arrival and impact of the gun slinger who is younger, faster and currently far better than Higuain. Pacqueta is a fantastic signing. His touches and passes are amazing. It’s been a while we saw such such a “flavour” in Milan. Biglia will be back soon. Bona till probably the end of the season. The midfield is looking sharp also considering the excellent performances of Bakayoko. De Francesco may get the sack against Milan cos I know we are going to beat Roma. I am super excited… Read more »

Agustinar
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Agustinar

Give Samu more chance on LW. He has the potential. He just have to adapt to the size of the field

Tim
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Tim

Calhanoglu is not a winger and judging from our current games he is trying his best, he comes to life whenever he drifts to the no10 role… That’s his place try using him there and see what happens

Abuyurs
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Forza milan