Lucas Biglia’s contract expires in 2020 and it’s uncertain whether it’ll be extended, while the futures of Riccardo Montolivo, Andrea Bertolacci and José Mauri appear to be set.
Biglia seemed indispensable to the system of Rino Gattuso at the start of the season but after his injury, Tiémoué Bakayoko has shown that he’s more than capable of replacing Lucas at the heart of the midfield of the red and black devils.
The stay of Bakayoko is directly tied to the qualification for the Champions League, as explained several times by Paolo Maldini and Leonardo. However, the future of Biglia is also something the leaders of Milan are thinking about and there could be updates on this front soon.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the agent of Biglia, Enzo Montepaone, has been in Italy since Wednesday and is expected to hold a meeting at Casa Milan with Leo and Paolo to talk about the future of his 33-year-old client. Gazzetta writes that Biglia, whose current deal ends in 2020, wants to understand the ideas of Milan and see if he’s still important to the project of the club going forward.
In case Milan decide to offer Biglia a new contract, it’s said that it would probably be for 1-2 more years and for a salary that is much lower than the €3.5m net per season that he currently earns. Lucas arrived to the club from Lazio in the summer of 2017 for a fee close to €20m.
Gazzetta also adds that Riccardo Montolivo, Andrea Bertolacci and José Mauri are all expected to leave the club at the end of the season when their contracts expire. Montolivo and Bertolacci played 0 minutes in Serie A this season, while Mauri was involved in 143 minutes. The three earn salaries that amount to €5.9m net, which is over €11m gross (Monto €2.5m, Bertolacci €2m, Mauri €1.4m).
Montolivo, Bertolacci and Mauri all have very different stories but they are all not part of the technical project of coach Gattuso and their exits will allow Milan to reinvest in new players.
20m for Biglia to be a starter for 1 season before he leaves for a likely significantly lower price. Decent player, terrible deal. Bakayoko has to be signed man, even if we don’t make CL there must be a way. He’s too important, what a player he’s become. I’d like Biglia’s replacement to be a young player with a different profile to Baka, a playmaker/passing regista. Tonalli seems like a great option, he’s considered a great prospect in Italy and really wants to join Milan. Let’s hope we make CL tho, it would honestly be so heartbreaking and costly if… Read more »
I approve this message. Biglia is one of the players Milan should offload next season. He has never lived up to the hype and at his salary he’s just not worth it.
That was a horrible deal to say the least for a player of his age. Very inconsistent and grossly overrated. Another bad deal by Mirabelli and company.
We have Torrasi as regista under contract until 2022.
I am pretty sure that next year there will be some promotions from youth academy because it’s not easy to buy 3 midfielders to replace the trio mauri/monto/berto and zapata can also leave for free. So Djalo or Gabbia for a place of CB and Torrasi as DM. If Andre Silva leaves it’s possible to see even Tsadjout as ST !
shame to spend 20m on a injury prone old player and let go a young locatelli for less then 20m.
this is since long time the problem for milan.
giving avarega players huge salary or sing old injury prone players for big money and make them rich.
but let go our own youth for so cheep.
Bakayoko’s style suits this team more than Biglia’s and he was already past his best when joined.
Boca are interested in Biglia and I’ve been searching for an exciting counterpart in possible deal with them. Cristian Pavon? He was considered a prospect few years ago and we’re in dire need of proper LW. Dunno how he’s doing these days
Anyway if this goes through Milan will need to look for Bakayoko’s understudy also
Tonali would be great. He would not be under any pressure with Bakayoko as our starter. That will give him time to develop.
I’ve never understood why we got biglia when we should have developed locatelli, you can’t develop players if you don’t play them constantly, a few mess ups are going to happen. Biglia needs to go and I would like tonali but I feel like we have to get wingers first, I think we need to get chiesa before juve does. And get saint max, bout are super fast and skillful. Then try for barella/tonali
I would definitely love to have Chiesa and Zaniolo at Milan but I doubt we will beat Juventus for their signature. I do believe though that we are in the lead for Tonali.
There’s a lot of talk about Thauvin and Everton Soares. So it’s possible that those two will arrive. Not sure why Depay is not being talked about as he would be a perfect fit in my opinion.
Adding Chiesa n Neres/Nicolas Pepe would be awesome….. Wissam Ben Yadder(scored 16goals this season in La Liga) would be a good replacement for Biglia….adding these 3 would not cost more than120 million n we can get money from selling Biglia, Silva, Suso n others……Forza Milan
He is an OKfor depth if he agrees to stay with half of his wage. If not, he can leave