Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed that Milan don’t need to make a sale in unfavorable conditions anymore due to the sanctions of CAS.
Milan learned yesterday that they will not participate in the 2019/20 Europa League due to breaches of the Financial Fair Play break-even rule in two periods: 2015/2016/2017 and 2016/2017/2018.
This punishment, which arrived through a Consent Award between Milan and UEFA that was confirmed by CAS, replaces the previous punishments given to the Rossoneri. Therefore, they now have more time to negotiate a new, more favorable agreement with UEFA and as a result have more leeway in the transfer market.
“For the directors of Milan, even in a key mercato, the agreement with UEFA was a bit of a liberation,” Sky’s Gianluca Di Marzio said. “They are not burdened to make a sale before June 30 to make a capital gain, with the haste and the conditions imposed by the mercato, like in the case of Donnarumma.
“Now the sale of Donnarumma is a choice of the club, if he doesn’t renew then next year there would be inferior selling conditions. Milan will have to make wise choices in the next three years and start making capital again, with more calmness than yesterday.
“The negotiation for Donnarumma can go ahead with more favorable paths for Milan: in regards to different conditions on the evaluation of Donnarumma, on the choice of Areola as part of the deal… everything changes. This is why I perceived satisfaction in the Milan directors.”
The initial offer of Paris Saint-Germain was €20m plus Areola, but Milan rejected it. The Diavolo can now set their own price and only sell Gigio for the price they want – if they want to do it.