The recovery of Ibra is reportedly not progressing as expected, assessments will be made at the end of June

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    Zlatan Ibrahimović before Juventus-Milan at Allianz Stadium on May 9, 2021. (Massimiliano Ferraro)

    Zlatan Ibrahimović’s conservative treatment is not giving the desired results and there are rumours he might even have to undergo surgery.

    Ibra walked off the pitch on May 9, the night Milan beat Juventus 3-0 at the Allianz Stadium and started their final run of the season which saw the Diavolo finish in second place in Serie A.

    The official statement of Milan suggested that Zlatan suffered a “sprain to his left knee” and “the player will be subjected to a six-week conservative treatment”.

    However, as reported this morning by La Gazzetta dello Sport (and by others before), it seems that the recovery of Ibra is not going so well – or at least not as well as expected. Red alert levels have not yet been reached but the concern is growing over the situation of the 39-year-old.

    The rumours in the newspapers in Italy and on social media were echoed yesterday by Sweden coach Janne Andersson, who said: “I spoke to Zlatan and he is not so advanced in his recovery, as we understood from the beginning. We didn’t expect to be able to call him up [for the EUROs] but I checked to be sure. And he is not that advanced in the development of the rehabilitation.”

    Milan will wait until the end of the six-week period they initially gave Ibra to recover, which is at the end of the current month, before making further assessments. From the red and black environment it filters that the therapy is not giving the desired results. There are two scenarios in case Zlatan does not recover in time: adding more weeks to the conservative treatment, or having him undergo surgery. The latter scenario would obviously result in much longer recovery times.

    Age is definitely starting to show on Ibrahimović, who in 2020/21 played just half of Milan’s matches. The situation of Zlatan would obviously have implications on the mercato plans of the Rossoneri.

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    Niels8
    Niels8
    3 months ago

    Get Belotti asap..and Scamacca as backup.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Niels8

    Belotti is going to roma and scamacca cost too much. We are getting giroud and that’s it for cf. they are going to try at some point this millennium to get adil for rw, and hope he can become the next mbappe, despite the fact we know salemakers will always start. And then theres cam position. That’s where all our money will go. Ziyech or de Paul. De Paul is closer to A madrid so focusing ziyech might be better.

    Emmy ApacheB
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Belotti is still waiting for milan move
    Not yet Roma player

    Deku
    Deku
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Emmy ApacheB

    Scamma is overrated, I don’t see what people see in him. yeah he has height, but as a striker nothing special. Saša Kalajdžić now that’s a striker.

    Caesar
    Caesar
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Niels8

    How many goals did Belotti score last season? Compare it with that of Simy of Crotone. The fact remains that racism still exist in football, if not all the top teams will be fighting right now for Simy’s signature. That guy has goals in his legs, just look at his stats from 2011 below

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    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Caesar

    Sure, Lapadula crushed Serie B with 27 goals in 40 matches. He was on fire. We all remember him in Milan right? 8 goals in 27 matches. No thank you

    Caesar
    Caesar
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Simy scored 20goals with a relegation team in Seria A not seria B. I never welcomed the idea of Lapadula.

    TruRossoneri
    TruRossoneri
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Caesar

    So why is Simy not being called up to the Nigeria NT too? Is that also because of racism?

    Caesar
    Caesar
    3 months ago
    Reply to  TruRossoneri

    Onuachu should be the same height with Simy, he is younger. Same applies with Osimhen of Napoli. A National coach that has options would definitely go for younger prospects with good records. Don’t forget that there is also Iheanacho of Leicester and Desser that plays in the Dutch league. Milan doesn’t want to spend on big names, so i would rather prefer we sign a striker who is fresh from the seria A oven than going to sign grandpa Giroud that will need another 2 years to adapt to the league.

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago

    This is becoming great! Fiorentina are reportedly close to signing 40 million Portuguese duo Sergio Oliveira and Goncalo Guedes and are in talks for 20 million Nicolas Gonzalez from Stuttgart. So what’s up Elliott?

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Elliott plan is to borrow some cheap players and pay them in two or three years with the income of our team they don’t want to put their money in this team

    Niels8
    Niels8
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    Rumours said Elliot doesn’t even approve the last negotiated price for Tonali. Quite worrying to be honest.

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Niels8

    If they can’t spend they must go they pocketed lot of money in profit we milan funs let’s do action like man united funs did otherwise we wil be middle team they are nothing without us

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Lol nah milan simply can’t do that. According to others, we can’t spend or else our debt might explode into the billions of dollars!!

    Jokes aside, again I will say, where is our money? I don’t want to hear shit about our pretty small debt, I don’t want to hear how much we’ve spent already. We continue to be linked with adil, ziyech and de Paul and that African kid on sttugart who’s supposedly really good winger, despite playing under false information smh. But we will get giroud, everyone’s dream signing…

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago

    I don’t think Giroud will be a bench player. Not with 4 millions per season salary. If he really comes then I think we can forget another big or exciting name for attack. My other concern is, they will give Giroud 4 millions per season but are hesitant to give Calabria at least 3 millions and Kessie 4 millions. That’s just wrong.

    Nesta1
    Nesta1
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    That’s a good point, I doubt a striker will be signed we have zlatan, giroud and they will count leao as a striker as well. That’s 3 for one position, rebic hauge left wing.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Not only that but if zlatan is able to get healthy, what young striker who’s deemed good enough to be in the senior team, is willing to sit behind 2 old injury prone players? No matter what picture maldini tried to paint, no player will agree to this unless they are 18-20 and honestly not ready to play at that level just yet

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago

    Roma is closing on Granit Xhaka from Arsenal and Belotti from Torino. I guess corona didnt affected their finances. Somehow Milan seems to be hit from corona finacialy more than any other team in Italy lol. Since all this other teams have money to spend exept Milan, who didnt really spent anything last year either.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Remember according to certain ppl here, Milan can’t spend due to exploding debt and covid. Plus we already made soo many quality defensive signings that who needs to bother with getting real offensive players. Old giroud is the next best forward on earth and adil who is good, will have to hope he can explode. That’s if he’s even given the chance to play over piolis favorites.

    Nesta1
    Nesta1
    3 months ago

    Don’t get me wrong there’s no bigger admirer of zlatan than me, but if he struggles next season that’s leaves us with giroud and leao up front if no one else comes.i wish we would have gone in for cavani look how well he’s done at manu and his work rate is unbelievable at his age, never stops running. Would have been a great signing for nothing if that what this board are looking at, (mandzukic giroud). Could be a very expensive extension if zlatan struggles for fitness and hardly plays.

    SJF
    SJF
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nesta1

    It’s TRUE we have an expensive rebuild on our hands. Especially after Gigio and Hakan have screwed us to the tune of 100m!! I really hope we get de Paul. Hes a massive upgrade on Hakan (who will be back playing in Turkey after his new club realise hes not worth the wages). Adil for RW Pobega to return Tomori to stay It would be nice to get a great young striker but I think it will end up being too expensive, so Giroud may have to do. Hopefully Colombo will find his form and be that young striker for… Read more »

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SJF

    It seems that signing adli comes at the price of selling hauge. How much of an upgrade is that really?

    Selling a great young talent who has been wonderful for us for another young talent.. it seems pointless for me. Also what if this new kid adli is treated just like hauge. I don’t see him as much of an upgrade in that regard. I don’t trust pioli

    Last edited 3 months ago by Simonsays
    Niels8
    Niels8
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    I have the same worry, but at least Adli will be taking Samu’s place, and thus the competition will be much less, especially since he’s a totally different type of RW compared to Alexis.
    The problem with Hauge is that he has too many competitors. There are 5 players who can play LW currently.
    I hope Hauge isn’t sold, as I think he simply hasn’t accustomed to the league and has better vision than Leao as a winger.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Niels8

    Hauge is a better dribbler, finisher and has better decision making in the final third. Leao is faster, stronger, more developed. But those traits can be trained, the traits that hauge has are more valuable and can not be taught. I don’t doubt hauge will be better the leao. Actually I’m sure he will. His goal to game ratio is ridiculously good. I can’t understand if pioli cannot develop a gem like hauge then adli will just be the same. It’s not even about performances because we have seen time and time again that krunic is not on the level… Read more »

    Last edited 3 months ago by Simonsays
    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Leao and Hauge comparison is a tuff one. I think Leao is more talented and a bit better in everything. But Hauge seems mentaly better while Leao is mentaly very week and that could make him even less than average most of the time. He got very bad critics for Portugal U21 Euro cup. He was only walking on the field most of the time. I would keep them both and make a decision next summer on who to cash in. Hauge may become instantly better since he isnt used to play in big league yet and he may addapt… Read more »

    Caesar
    Caesar
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Huge is good no doubt but don’t under rate Leao. The days Leao gets his crafts right; he’s world class. The problem with Leao is that he struggles so much with consistency. I would like for us to keep Hauge. I would rather depend on Rebic as an alternative striker and leave Hauge and Leao with the LW position.

    Milan Boy
    Milan Boy
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    The situation is not completely the same. Hauge played less because two seemingly better players (Rebic and leao) were above him in the pecking order and most times when Krunic started above him the choice was influenced by work rate more than anything else. I am not holding brief for Pioli infact I agree that Hauge should have played more. For Adli the situation is completely different as will be have enough time to show if he deserves a place ahead of salaemakers because there is much less competition there.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Niels8

    There are not 5 players.

    Leao and rebic can play there but krunic can not play there. Just because piloi deploys krunic in the position does not mean he can play there or performed to our standards.

    There were moments of the season where most of our strikers where injured and still hauge couldn’t get a game to save his life.

    He has 2 lw to compete with and the reality is even when leao or rebic are playing CF he still can’t get into the team

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Ya it’s incredible that hauge can score goals after already playing an entire season with bodo before coming to Milan to play another season which was back to back! We are giving leao every chance for 2 years and he’s literally made zero progress from his first year and yet hauge gets this type of treatment? Pioli will play krunic and meite as cam before hauge or even maldini(who should be loaned out). This is a joke. Pioli hasn’t been able to improve leao, won’t bother improving hauge and will treat adil the same way. Favoritism is a dangerous thing

    Niels8
    Niels8
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    We’re talking about the current situation under Pioli. To most of us (including myself) there are less LWs, but to Pioli there are 5. Bitter truth.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Niels8

    The problem is we don’t need a rw to take samu spot, we need a rw to take over salamakers so salemakers can be the back up. We need a goal scoring rw. Adil has the speed and skill, but pioli has his favorites and adil won’t get the game time unless salamakers gets a red or is injured or comes in with 10 min left. Hauge was simply not one of piolis favs even when he was scoring goals.

    SJF
    SJF
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Well I really do hope it’s not at the expense of Hauge.
    I think we all agree he has Huge potential!!

    Caesar
    Caesar
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SJF

    And you think Milan will finish in top 4 in seria A next season? Or even make it out of UCL group stage? If you want to compete with the best clubs you must first sign the worthy players. As a fan I am supporting this team for trophies and glory and sincerely speaking, I haven’t enjoyed both in so many years now. If milan doesn’t sign good players dis summer, it don’t think I’ll be interested in watching their matches next season. I am not ready to develop high blood pressure.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Caesar

    Yup. Milan barely got into the top 4 and now that we have been found out due to piolis stiff and stubborn coaching methods. It will be even harder to get in. Plus I don’t want to be embarrassed in ucl. We need to spend money, and the owners should be the ones to do it. They want this club to be successful but aren’t ready to use their cash to help. Buying a cf, cam and rw while spending 30 mil each won’t break a billionaires back. It’s pocket change to what others are doing

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago

    all these commotions simply because milan wouldnt pay frankfurt their rightul 25m for rebic. literally no st milan target(ed) is as good as andriy “the giant” silva. imagine a striker of epic proportion like that learning from cr7 at portugal training camp AND from ibra at milanello.
    as for mercato, i find it funny that literally no one else on this blog understands that its berlu AND li bros who messed up milan financially not eldiott.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    It is elliot fault for not investing there own money into the club like every other club owner in the world. This is not a business like any other. You can expect the club to finance itself but only to a certain extent sometimes when a team decided to replace a 40 year old with a 34 year old it’s time to invest in the club. These owners are like passengers in this club. They do not get involved financially in any way just take what they want and leave the rest to Maldini to sort out with the fans.… Read more »

    Milanito
    Milanito
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    I have to agree with Milan10 on this one. The way how I see it is that Berlusconi sucked us dry and left the carcass for Li and his underlings to finish off. I honestly think that we got lucky, because if Elliott wasn’t an investor, we’d probably have been demoted by now.

    There’s no denying that Elliott want their investment back with interest, and I find that to be fair and reasonable. The fact that they are not willing to take us back to the top by doing it the Man City or PSG way isn’t criminal either.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milanito

    Thing is yes Milan10 is right about berlu and uncle fester, but you can’t sit here and say they can’t spend once we actually reached our goal. Now it’s times to maintain this, and being cheap in the transfer market is not gonna help. They owners are billionaires. If they can’t use at least 90 mil to sign 3 good players, then something is wrong. 90 mil is what top teams spend one 1 player even after covid. The owners will get this money back from shirt sales, and going deep into ucl and qualifying again for ucl. We will… Read more »

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    “They owners are billionaires. If they can’t use at least 90 mil to sign 3 good players, then something is wrong.”
    if u still cant understand that its not that eldiott cant spend but they wont due to ffp then theres nothing i can do to help u. didnt milan get banned from competing in el just couple of yrs ago precisely because of this? u want milan to spend lavishly according to ur suggestions and then get banned altogether from ucl?
    when u grow up u’ll learn financial aspect of football, hell, of life too

    Milan Boy
    Milan Boy
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Very well said.spend about 90 million on a goal scoring right winger,a big name CAM and a high profile center forward. The fans will be excited,buy jersies and rush to the stadium if covid-19 allows, it will be win/win for everyone, Elliott and us

    Milanito
    Milanito
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    I’m not saying that we can’t spend, especially since uefa eased the ffp rules this year due to covid. However, I have to admit that I am personally satisfied with the way management has gone about saving this sinking ship. I also agree with you that we have to maintain this ascendancy we’re at right now, but let’s not forget how it has been achieved. Was it achieved by lavishly overspending on hyped up players ? So far our formula has been working and I’d dare to say that it’ll get better as we go on. Last mercato there were… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milanito

    I agree and I’m not a fan of just spending just bc. That’s another reason why I didn’t want Milan to go for any player that’s 50/60 mil or above bc we could get 2 really good signings instead of just 1. Spending around 80-90 mil on 3 players certainly isn’t lavish spending at all. It’s getting players that are needed. This team would be 95% complete if we fix these 3 main areas. We fixed the defense, gk positions and yet we are still linked with defenders? Our offense has yet to make an addition! We are slow as… Read more »

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milanito

    But didnt Gazidis said that we have no dept cause Eliot closed it, two years ago when they took over? And this year they were saying that Milan is doing good financialy compared to Inter/Juve who are in financial dept. Many articles were mentioning this as a positive for Milan who hasnt splashed anything last summer. In reality Eliot took this team for only 300mil(The money the Chinise borowed from him and couldnt pay back). Thats super cheap compared to the fact that the team costed around 900mil at the time. So which one is it did Eliot closed the… Read more »

    Last edited 3 months ago by Rossi
    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Yup, not only that but look how small our debt is compared to others who still spend as if they aren’t in debt. Clearly debt for big teams works diff from debt from mid to small teams. Milan need to show we are a big club

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    I honestly dont even think we have a dept. Its just another lie to justifies their lack of spending. It wont be the first time they lied afther all.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    I think so to. The money should be there. If they came out and said all of the money but maybe 50-60 mil will go straight to clearing debt, I would still be pissed but I’d say ok, I get it. I don’t like it, but I get it. Instead, they led us to think we would get real signings. Then when we were about to miss out on ucl, the. Giroud and other small players became out links. So what were the real targets this whole time then? We can’t even get belotti? Really! We clearly won’t get anyone… Read more »

    rich16
    rich16
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    it’s not about debt, its about revenues. Milans revenues have been stale for about 20 years. this club is loosing money every year. last 2 years around 340 million in red. they spend more money than they earn. That is why there is no expensive signings and won’t be any any time soon. well, maldini said it himself, maybe after 4-5 consecutive CL partisipation.

    Milanito
    Milanito
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    At this present juncture the issue with Milan isn’t debt as we all know but it’s more about the revenue we earn, which dwindled around the same time Berlusconi was taking us to the cleaners. Gazidis has been working very hard on getting more companies to come on board as partners, which we has begun to bear fruits but still some ways to go. In all, I would say that Elliott has invested about 700 mil on Milan if we factor in the money Li borrowed, plus the debt cleared and any additional losses they would have absorbed during their… Read more »

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milanito

    correctamundo mate. berlu let milan be owned by li bros, chinese frauds without collateral whatsoever. a simple due diligence would’ve prevented that from happening. hell, all those delays and outrageous deal they struck with eldiott were clearly warning signs for those who understood, including myself (hello ck!) as the first one who said nazidis and eldiott would turn milan into arsenal 2.0, i dont like their stingy way of conducting business but the fact is if it wasnt for them injecting money to milan, milan would’ve declared bankruptcy 2-3 yrs ago. like i said, its not eldiott’s fault milan were… Read more »

    Milanito
    Milanito
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    Yeah! I remembered when Berlusconi was courting a certain Mr. Bee for what seemed like an eternity until it eventually fell through. At that moment I knew that a dirty deal was going down.

    In my honest and humble opinion, we just need to be patient. We are in ascendancy as clearly demonstrated by the results of the just concluded Serie A season. Maldini and Massara deserves our trust.

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Agreed 100%

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    “It is elliot fault for not investing there own money into the club like every other club owner in the world.” lol, not true at all. so far eldiot has invested >650m into milan, stadium project notwithstanding. its not their fault (its li bros’ and berlu’s) that most of the money was/is used to cover the debt. get ur fact straight THEN talk “Elliot is worse then galliani and Berlusconi.” i want investors/sheikhs from saudi to be milan owners too but the fact is, milan are in much better position now, sporting wise and financial wise, than where berlu left… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago

    So once we get giroud and adil, we will then put all our money into cam for either ziyech or de Paul. After that this market will be closed. They claim they want a young cf but what player in their right mind will want to be 3rd choice behind 2 old ass players? Might as well keep Colombo since they won’t get to play anyways. This club has money, our owner has money, but we act like a relegation club.

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Adil for me is no different to Leao or Hauge in terms of prospect and talent. Dunno if that is what Pioli wants, imo he’ll continue playing Alexis and even Dalot on that RW. Pioli seems to like RW player a more battling one, more of an WB or RM kind of player than attacking sort. Left side is reserved more for attacking set of players with Theo, Rebić and Leao. Just me thinking out loud here.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    I agree. Even if we get adil let’s be real, even if he’s 100 time better than salamakers, he will be on the bench bc pioli has his favorites that will always play

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    He wanted Orselini at some point, which was reported to be available for around 15 mil. Not the perfect RW, but certainly an improve in attack (and Left footed). With our limited budget, I would seriously consider him.

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    We should all take these reports with a grain of slat, no one really knows what Elliot and Milan mgmt have in plan. But so far, and going by last year, Elliot seems to be holding out on spending some real cash. Yes, we have money, but loosing Dollaruma cost us more than we gained for attaining CLs. Our squad value dropped by something like 80-100 million. And nobody really understands ffp here, nor the agreement we have with fifa, to really know what our limitations are. But its clear that we still have some margins to play with. Having… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    And that’s fine. I have no problem if these guys came out and said even with ucl qualifications, we will still be limited and can only to abc if xyz happen. No one here would complain as much. But the fact is they can’t even be bothered to tell us the truth. Just say most of the money is going towards balancing the books again and the rest to transfer. You can’t deny we were all led into believing real improvements would be made since the attack was the biggest issue. As you said, if we don’t improve certain areas,… Read more »

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    “And nobody really understands ffp here, nor the agreement we have with fifa”
    first of all, its really quite simple: u dont get to spend more than u earn. thats why chelsea can spend but not milan.
    second of all, fifa has nothing to do with ffp. platini enforced this set of rules when he was head of uefa.
    see? this is why i said the uninitiated talk a lot but they never bother to check their facts first. damn shame

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    Yes, and that’s why Rome and Fiorentina suddenly have plenty to spend despite having terrible seasons? And why ManU kept paying the highest sallaries in EPL even when out of CL for a few years. And why PSG get to pay for Neimar and Mbappe much more than they make as income for even a few years (I would tell you to check the numbers and do the math, but that’s a tall order I know).. No, it’s not simple. That’s why there’s accountants in this world. But in your mind you are Milan coach, Milan scouting, and Milan accounting… Read more »

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    uh, i know the uninitiated, let alone original les midtables HATE FACHTS and doing their own researches so i’ll make it VERY SIMPLE FOR U: ffp is about not spending more than u earn. “Yes, and that’s why Rome and Fiorentina suddenly have plenty to spend despite having terrible seasons?” lol, so u still dont get that it has nothing to do with having terrible seasons or what teams do on the field but with their financial performances? look how much money roma and fiorentina has earned from players sales compared to milan. besides, roma cant even afford xhaka and… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago

    Just realized Milan don’t have a single player on the national team. This is not a good stat at all. In fact it’s embarrassing tbh. Milan, have got to do better with home grown talent. Locatelli and Christante….. smh good job Milan, good job! Hopefully calabria and tonali can play good so they make the World Cup.

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Was thinking the same last night and it hurt me a bit seeing Locatelli start with Cristante coming in. This are our products, undervalued, unnapreciated and misguided by visionless management and coach back then…

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Yup, I was looking and thinking wtf is this! Milan has a duty to not just Milan and us fans, but to the Italian national squad as well. This needs to change now. And now locatelli is linked with juve!! If I was a primavera player, I’d be weary of the management Bc I would know I wouldn’t never get to play except for preseason. Gabbia, Calabria and tonali are our only immediate hopes and only 1 plays constantly

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    The Italian NT is an embarrassment, despite what the papers want you to believe. Apart from Barella, Verati, and the snake, I don’t see anybody there who is really world class (maybe Insigne on a very good day). It was only a few years ago that we had players like Totti, Del Piero, Vieri on offense. Nowadays, I wouldn’t fight to bring any NT player to Milan, apart from the aforementioned. Italian players are over priced and over hyped these days I’m afraid.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    Chiesa? And for whatever reason he’s not on the team, kean. I’d also take raspadori and berardi. They are good and a lot better than what we have. Thing is Milan is losing Italian identity. I’m not even Italian, but I’ve been supporting Milan and Italy since I was a child. I understand it’s a business but I also understand the importance Milan has to Italy. We can do better

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Chiesa is someone I forgot about, fair enough. But even for him, it’s far from clear that he is top 5-10 in his position. Berardi, Raspodori, sure – Don’t get me wrong, many players in the NT can update our squad – but that is more a testament of our squad than the Italian NT.

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    Still for the price you can get them, you can find someone better who is non-Italian. I read somewhere for instance that they value Berardi at 40 mil (!!) for instance.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    And that is where I agree with you and understand the business part. Basically it is what it is. We can get ikone for 30, he far better and skillful than berardi. We can get Brandt for 30 and he’s at the level or better than de Paul who’s 40 mil.

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    I love Brandt as well mate. To be honest, I’m less certain about Ikone since I’ve never heard of him before last year.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    Ikone is good. I watch these other leagues a lot, especially when I’m betting lol but for real, ikone has it all to destroy the slow defenses in Italy. Lille killed us when we played them and ikone was one of the players we had a hard time dealing with. Hell, Milan have one of the fastest defenses now and ikone would still run through it. Ikone, Brandt and a cf is actually a realistic option

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    “The Italian NT is an embarrassment” this is exact nonsens that people who dont even watch football would write. have u even watched mancini’s italy play? they barely concede let alone lose. in terms of records and stats, this is the best italian nt since baresi’s italy of early 90s. besides, how are loca, immobile, chiesa, jorginho etc not world class? italy nt’s is so stacked that not even calabria, romag and castrovili initially got called (i know castrovili is called now due to pellegrini’s injury but still) see, this is why i said the uninitiated talk a lot but… Read more »

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    So Calabria and Catroveli are world class players? Lol. That’s why Fiore and Milan are fending off Real Madrid, Barca, and Man city from nabbing them, right? Probably Locatelli is going to do a Dollaruma on Sassuolo and move to PSG to be one of the highest players in his position, right? You want NTs studded with world class players look at France and Germany, not Italy. Just compare the total net value of players (say in transfermarkt for a reasonable approximation), and you’ll see what I mean. “Check your facts” – LOL The best NT squad since Baresi in… Read more »

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    “So Calabria and Catroveli are world class players? Lol. Probably Locatelli is going to do a Dollaruma on Sassuolo and move to PSG to be one of the highest players in his position, right?” uh, calabria is one of the, if not THE, best defensive fb of serie a, a master tackler. castrovili is talented player who’ll soon join big club. arsenal, juve and even man city want loca. u underestimated andriy silva and now ur underestimating young gems again. watch more football next time “You want NTs studded with world class players look at France and Germany, not Italy.… Read more »

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago

    Turkey played really poor in their first game. The sooner they get out of the Euro the sooner Hakan will decide (The way Hakan played, 4mil salary for him is a premium win. He should take that 4mil and run). I honestly would like and upgrade on Hakan but since we dont plan to spend again, its better for him to stay. Hopfuly we will at least get a decent RW in this transfer window.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Yup. I agree, at least it would help us get a top notch rw and a good cf

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    The thing is they dont want to trust Tonali in the number 10 role. Otherwise if Hakan leaves i would still upgrade the RW and try out Tonali and some of the current players in that role. There is a lot of players in the current team who can shine in Hakans central role. Not sure how will they develop youngsters if they just keep them on the bench any way. Example, see how Diaz improved at the end of the season when he was given more playing time.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Bruh, he tried krunic, meite and leao in cam but won’t give tonali or hauge a chance there. How ridiculous is that. Your right, when Diaz got to play more, he dominated. Hakan was worthless while Diaz did everything. Crazy thing is, we STILL don’t have a cam. Diaz is yet to be confirmed coming back in a loan and hakan has yet to renew. I still don’t think we should loan Diaz simply bc he doesn’t want Milan permanently. Why are we wasting our time developing a player for fucking Madrid. Are we the monza of big teams? Where’s… Read more »

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Tonali is closer to Kessie style of play than Hakan. If anyone, and I’ve been stressing this a lot of times on this blog, then I believe Bennacer would explode in no. 10 position with Tonali and Kessie holding the central role. Bennacer is a hard working kid who has no problems coming in deep and build up an offense. He reminds me a lot of Verratti who’s also being rotated between CM and CAM

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    I dont have a prob with Bennacer being tried in the number 10 role either, bunch of other players can be tried and Pioli can decide who is the best fit during pre season. There is a lot of potential in the team for Hakans position. Even Rebic can play as an AM and Leao can be given the chance on the left. The RW position is where we lack the most, so if we spend, the RW should be the priority.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    We are not getting a good cf if we get a good rw. We are only getting one good player and that’s it. Honestly roma is having a better transfer window then us. This is embarrassing

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Ya your right. I said earlier once giroud comes that’s it for cf. who’s gonna come as a 3rd and wait for giroud and zlatan to get injured just to play. We know pioli has no clue how to develop raw talent. If we spend big, it needs to be on a rw for sure. Ikone needs to be bought. He’s the best rw we can get that won’t cost over 30/35 mil. I’d also like berardi but I think we can’t afford him. I read adil is a winger but played as a cam last year so he could… Read more »

    Ac milan
    Ac milan
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    I hope Hakan reject the 4mil and go elsewhere. So we can get an upgrade. Hakan is just above average. He will never be a world class.

    Oluwashevy
    3 months ago

    Donna kept a clean sheet feeling fly he is mad if he likes he keep 10 clean sheet his business he doesn’t stop him from been a snake I wish him well on the basis he will regret his action in club levels and he will come to reality he as made a big mistake Milan Has no single national team player but am sure come World Cup we will have some national team players in national team

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Oluwashevy

    I mentioned this earlier. We have no national team player in the squad. Calabria should make it but who else can? Roman won’t bc he’s not gonna play at Milan unless there’s injuries. That and I can see pioli doing something stupid and playing Roman over tomori for whatever reason. Tonali also isn’t going to play unless there’s injuries.

    Zumblim
    Zumblim
    3 months ago

    Milans problem now is the result of series bad decision in the past. Li chose wrong people (read Fasobelli) to run the club. He spent almost 200mio euro where most of them didn’t meet the expectation/perform well and are then sold with cheap price. Elliot spent 100mio with Leonardo and Maldini at helm in 2018/19 campaign,mostly for paqueta and piatek. Again they are failed and we sold them with cheap price. I don’t say the players are bad players. Some of them are good and talented players, but they were bought imo not based on the coach needs. Moreover milan… Read more »

    Last edited 3 months ago by Zumblim
    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Zumblim

    Elliot is find every excuse to throw us to the dogs. I will be honest with you. I supported elliot. Up until this window. We are finally back in the champions league and our bookmark signing is a 34 year old giroud to come on for a 40 year old ibra. More loans and free signings and the sale of our talents. We have yet to make any sort of move for any half decent players for any sort of cash. Simply put this window was our golden ticket to beat our rivals in Italy to a good strong team… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Yup, bro look how cheap some of these great players are. Ikone, malen, daka, belotti, Brandt, neres, Antony, brobbey etc are all 30 mil, 20 mil and even less than that. When was the last time Milan actually could afford these players due to inflation? It’s been years since prices were this low due to covid and we waste our fucking time on giroud?? Belotti is going to roma??? How can roma be having a better market than us! A primary target is again being missed due to our inactivity

    Mario
    Mario
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    First of all, roma have not sign anyone yet. They are just linked with players, the same as milan.
    Second, Elliot was forced to take control of milan because Li cant afford to pay back his loan, while Friedkin willingly chose to buy and invest in roma. See the difference? That’s why elliot are more prudent in managing milan compared to friedkin.
    the way i see it, unless one of you whiny kids decided to buy milan off elliot, you will just have to accept the way milan are run for the time being.ciao

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Mario

    The thing is, Roma are actually putting in bids for the players they want. Milan are not. And trust me, if I had the money, I’d be more than willing to help Milan out. You seem to be under the illusion us fans think we can make the decisions for the club. You think we don’t realize we don’t have a say? Just bc we don’t have control doesn’t mean we can’t let our feelings be known. If you can’t handle the frustration we feel, go away. As usual, certain ppl here attack fellow fans for ranting but don’t bother… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Zumblim

    Your correct. I said the same thing. The purchases that are made were on the wrong players. Like you said, those players aren’t bad, but not the right profile for Milan. Combine that with coaches who have no clue to change their system to best for the players, and you run into disaster after disaster. Pioli is probably one of the worst coaches in read to that. Only reason he did good is Bc Milan have better players than previous coaches had. And he still almost fucked it up. If we can’t get a big coach, we need a coach… Read more »

    Ashraf
    3 months ago

    We must stop helping Elliott because they are eating our team’s money for nothing let’s calculate how much they earn in these two years without spending nothing 95ml from sales of suso paquetta piantek gustavo gomes laxalt and another Brazilian defender i forgot his name + they still wants to sell more again they pocketed 16ml for participating serie a 19. 5ml for being second 50ml for participating ucl 50ml for signing BMW from Germany 50ml from global market almost 250ml or above yet they don’t want to spend in our team these guys know how to make money +… Read more »

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    You can easily search how much they injected in our team. I’m not defending them but they made our team almost debt free. Our balance is also searchable. They are greedy, yes but right now they are spending

    Martin Bernhard
    Martin Bernhard
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    i cant remember the exact number but they put in something like 650 mil exactly for the reason of the clubs debt and lacklustre finances so regardless of us being unhappy about some choices they certainly has contributed with a lot of cash.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago

    They sorted out our finances then why do we act broke. Why can’t we afford other then free transfers WHY is fiorientina and roma more active then us in the transfer window even though we got champions league and second place. What is the point of them doing all this financial work so we can act broke when the important transfer windows come.

    Martin Bernhard
    Martin Bernhard
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    One thing is to cover our debt that doesnt mean that they just can insert cash into the club to buy players as that would go against the ffp. Adding to that even though milan has been running with one of the more sound serie a economies we still have lost around 200 mil the last year if i remember correctly. I think in fiorentinas case you are referring to the rumour mill of who they might buy well its rumours and still they could also have seen some cash arriving from the chiesa deal but no idea really though.… Read more »

    Forza
    Forza
    3 months ago

    Anyways the transfer window hasnt even opened up yet so i wouldnt worry too muchh
    Fuck you, transfer window haven’t opened my ass, Milan should have wait for the window to open before buying Mike maighan they would have seen whether he would have still been available.
    See enough addition; in your dream Denmark boy, when the window officailly open many target would have transfer already ikone and belotti are example when it comfirm Sancho is leaving, Dortmund will swoop for ikone. Don’t defend a cheap management Ricky Martin

    Martin Bernhard
    Martin Bernhard
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Forza

    do us both a favour and stop wasting my time if you intend to stay rude with me as im not gonna reply anyfrurther,

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    Spending on what? Do they spend on the things we can’t see or know about? then why should care that they spend.

    They definitely don’t spend on transfers so why do I care about what they are spending on? Or should I be glad that they are spending to pay wages of players.

    I WANT TO SEE ELLIOTS MONEY. NO ONE EVER SEES THERE MONEY ALL WE HEAR IS WE HAVE NO DEBT AND WE ARE BROKE. I DONT KNOW HOW THOSE TWO THINGS CAN CORRELATE.

    Mickey
    Mickey
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Thank you are we supposed to be happy they are spending money on player wages, staff wages, stadium maintenance, security e.t.c €650m on that lol

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Mickey

    Every club in the world pays that. What’s your point.

    Are you saying this justifies them not spending any money on transfers every year?

    Last edited 3 months ago by Simonsays
    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago

    The way I see it and with current set up of players I would deploy this:

    4231
    Maignan
    Cala Tomori Kjaer Theo
    Kessie Tonali
    Alexis Benna Rebić
    Ibra

    RW, RCM, LB and ST needed and we’re good to go

    However my preffered with current set would be:

    352:
    Maignan
    Tomori Kjaer Roma
    Cala Kessie Tonali Benn Theo
    Ibra Rebić

    352 subs:
    Maignan
    Kalulu Caldara Gabbia
    Alexis (rcm) Pobega Diaz (lwb)
    (st) Leao

    Perfect set of players for 352, still midfielders, LWB and ST are needed

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago

    Azmoun is the new rumor! As a Persian I have mixed feelings about such a transfer. Yes he is good but also he wouldn’t be a bench warmer for so long. He is also very similar to Piatek (bit more technical) that raises the question, why we sold Piatek to get Azmoun a year and half later

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    They want to get him cause he can be bought for reduced price since he is on an expiring deal. Prob will resell him later on. My prob is that the Russan league is way below the Italian so he might be a big flop in a stronger league.

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Yeah. I agree. It’s a gamble. I hope it’s a rumor and we go for belotti or someone already tested

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    I like his profile (tall, strong, with some good pivoting abilities), but I haven’t really seen him play. Can he make the big step in quality to serie a?

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    I really don’t know. I see him as a more talented Piatek. He played some UCL games and he even scored in UCL. In our National team he is such a beast alongside Taremi. I actually prefer Taremi who is clearly more talented but we wouldn’t spend that much on a 28 years old. We should also consider singing an Asian a very special marketing move. The same thing happened to Taremi in Porto. Millions of followers and shirt sales around the world. I still prefer a Serie A striker to any talent from other leagues. My favorites is Immobile… Read more »

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    Regarding Leao I sincerely don’t know. I think they still believe he can explode in some attacking position (probably as a LW). Also, nobody is willing to offer to buy him for 30 mil so we don’t record a loss on our spreadsheet.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    Leao doesn’t have the know how to play cf. sure he can make a run, but so can anyone in the world. He doesn’t know when to run, how to stretch the defense, and he’s not good at pressing. Now if we play 2 up top he could be better but in our system it won’t work

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago

    what happens to eriksen, collapsing like that? i hope he’s alive and well. there’s been too much football since covid break, almost a game every 3 days. i hope there wont be another vivien foe ever again.
    get well soon champion

    Last edited 3 months ago by Milan10
    Forza
    Forza
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    Hope Ricky Martin won’t cry for is Vicking brother ps wishing him good health

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Forza

    come on mate, this really aint the time for (friendly) banter. but yeah, i hope eriksen is ok as well

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago

    WE NOW RETURN TO MILAN10 MUSINGS alrite, i’ll make it VERY simple so even children can understand. first off, its in eldiott’s best interest to ensure milan do well, both on and off the field. i schooled soheil 1-2 yrs ago using this very analogy: eldiott bought cheap dilapidated house from someone who defaulted on his debt. in order for eldiott to sell the house at good price, should they sell it as it is, dilapidated and all, or should they improve the condition of said house by renovating it? its simple question really. why would eldiott ruin ac milan,… Read more »

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    Thanks for schooling me. I really don’t know what we would have done without you!

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    ur very welcome mate. u would have lost ur temper as usual, isnt it obvious? *wink

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Milan10

    So long, and so much nonsense … Regarding Elliot – maximizing (short term) profit and building a successful football team is not the same thing. Buying cheap 5 million players (Hauge which you claim is world class lol), only to sell them for profit severs the first purpose but not the latter. Elliot’s true intensions are known only to them, but to ask why would they “ruin” Milan (just like Berlu did when he sold Milan to questionable owners) is flat out naïve. For all we know, Elliot could be in this just for selling at the highest possible value… Read more »

    Milan10
    Milan10
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    “Buying cheap 5 million players (Hauge which you claim is world class lol)” uh, so u dont think hauge is world class? r u blind? but then again u said cutrone’s better then andriy silva. hell u even said no one wants hauge to play for milan when literally thats exactly what ALL real milanisti wants. “Elliot’s true intensions are known only to them, but to ask why would they “ruin” Milan (just like Berlu did when he sold Milan to questionable owners) is flat out naïve. For all we know, Elliot could be in this just for selling at… Read more »

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago

    Poor Zlatan literally gave his body for us to advance to the CL. This is of course bad news for us, since now our top priority should be a CF. I am assuming Giroud is not a done deal, but even if he comes we need some decent cover for him. Apart from some names already mentioned, I would add Patson Daka to the list. He should be available for around 20 mil or so, is young, and fits perfectly to our single striker formation. His only downside is that he’s unproven in a big competitive league, but we won’t… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    I also like daka. I wouldn’t be worried about his scoring abilities. Remember halaand came from the same team. Daka would terrorize the defense in Italy. Really wish we got brobbey but daka would be a great choice. Fast, can score and has decent foot skill

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    We can only hope they bring somebody there at all.

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    Yeah. I think at the end we will bring Pavoletti on loan!

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    Pavoletti on loan, lol!

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    Well that someone will be giroud and no one else will come. I’m not buying it that a young striker will come. Why buy a player for them to sit the bench. Could have kept Colombo for that right

    Baresis Dream
    Baresis Dream
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    I think mgmt know that Giroud on himself won’t be enough. We have a tight schedule, and unlike last year, our weekday schedule will mostly consist of hard and significant matches. Of course, they could try to convent Leao or Rebic to a striker, like we did last year. But I have a feeling Pioli, Maldini etc … realize by now that this has very little chance to actually work.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Baresis Dream

    Well after reading about the giroud news and him not being a possibility after all, and now we go for dzeko? This club is in panic mode. Why not got for isak if they want a big, tall forward? Instead we go for old injury prone players? Come on this is getting embarrassing

    Emmy ApacheB
    3 months ago

    Our management should never sell Leão
    Leave Leão alone and get more good players
    We have money from the league and champions league to buy good quality players
    Get good and flexible striker
    Giroud and Ibrahimovic are same so get a young goal hungry striker

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Emmy ApacheB

    I have a question why are we selling leao? It can’t be to finance a striker or a midfield because we already have the funds for atleast one really good player, so why are we selling leao? What’s the point

    Phildaddon1899
    Phildaddon1899
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    What funds are you talking about? You do realize they have already spent like 80 million euros this transfer window right?

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    80million? Have you lost your mind? Did we secretly sign halaand? If your talking about tomori and tonali they aren’t paying them full amount up front it is a small amount spread out for a few years we barley even touched the surface. Where on God’s green earth did you get 80million from. Hahaha honestly people write what they want

    Prove it give me the evidence you have instead of just saying we spent 80million

    Last edited 3 months ago by Simonsays
    Martin Bernhard
    Martin Bernhard
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Its not 80 but 56
    Tomori 28 + tonali 15 + maignan 13 equals 56 mil

    Last edited 3 months ago by Martin Bernhard
    Phildaddon1899
    Phildaddon1899
    3 months ago

    Sorry my bad. 56 million. Still a tidy sum regardless. People acting like we haven’t done anything need a reality check. I forgot about the discount for Tonali.

    Martin Bernhard
    Martin Bernhard
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    No problem yeah its certainly still a sizeable ammount invested regardless of what people might think, anyways i would be surprised if we doesnt make some more investments but there is no doubt that the donnarumma and hakan situations prpopably has limited how we otherwise would have been able to move in the transfer window.

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    Its not 56 mil. Official Milan has only spend 13mil so far on Maignan, nothing more. They want to spred the payment for Tomori over 3 seasons, so that could be around 10mil only this season. And latest reports are saying that they want to alter the Tonali deal yet again so nothing is clear about how much Tonali would cost. We havent even spend the money that we got from Paqueta and let alone the ones from Suso or Piatek or the CL money that we just got. In short we have spent close to nothing so far.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    I agree with you. It seems allot of fans are hell bent on saying we are broke without thinking logically. The management chose to be cheap and these sheep automatically assum we are broke and can’t afford any players. They fail to understand we have gaizidez in place and hedge fund owners who care about taking more out of the club then they put in. It’s astounding how these guys blindly defend our management after a domino effect of bad decisions. And how about all the lies Maldini said in the press about us having an amazing transfer market thanks… Read more »

    Last edited 3 months ago by Simonsays
    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Agreed, too many people just automaticly support everything the menagment does without any questioning. Mainly cuse they got Maldini and he has big respect and credibility from the fans. This is a known thing infact, that people blindly accept everything if it comes from a person with authority, i wont spread that subject but thats exactly what we are seeing here. Maybe thats why they brought Maldini any way. It would be resonable to question any one after a series of bad decisions, even Maldini in this case. Lastly you sad it very well “hedge fund owners who care more… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Simonsays

    Bro exactly. Remember last summer they said we only have a transfer sum of 30 mil to spend? Like how is that possible? Then we only spent 15 mil! Relegation teams have more money to spend than that! I really don’t think the management thought we would make it and even read they budgeted for 6th place or some shit like that. They had no intention of investing and I think they were glad when we were out of the top 4. There’s no other reason for this to happen. If these guys can’t spend money, they need to sell… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Exactly! No one can or has yet to say where the fuckin money has gone to! No one. We are missing out on targets left and right bc they want to be cheap? They say oh we have scouted sooo many players and yet all I see are defensive half players. These are the only things I can see. Either our scouting network is top notch and make suggestions, just to have maldini and the rest not listen, or our scouting team is ass and we just have maldini to find players on his own. As for transfers, I will… Read more »

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago

    I’m just reading an article on Lille. Seems they have huge financial problems, even after winning Ligue 1 title. They are selling off half of the team, both sporting director and coach are leaving. I am saying this because Elliott were in the past behind the club. Dunno what exactly was their role but they sold their share of club to this exact investor that is now brining the club down.

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago

    So Milan has a chance to sign Adil who was the League 2 player of the year for 7mils but they want to get him for 4mil only and that is why this deal is taking so long. Adil is valued at 5.5mil and after having a great season and being in top form i dont understand how Milan want to buy him under value. I wont be supriced if he ends up in another team in the end simmilar like Simakan or Szobozlay when we tried to bargain for 1/2 mil as well. In the meantime they want to… Read more »

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    I completely agree

    Niels8
    Niels8
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    I’m also worried. The trend isn’t good.

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Amine “the right wing Hauge” Adli

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Well said. A few of us have been calling this shit out for a while now. We look like a bunch of clowns right now. It’s embarrassing for the club to act like this. The tonali deal was supposed to be done, 10 mil plus our youngster and now we see this shit? Ppl are actually praising the work that’s being done? Simakan, szoboszlai, sensi, brobbey, thauvin, chiesa and many more were all targets that were a step away from joining until Milan decided to play hard ball. Now we have the chance to get tonali for a lot cheaper,… Read more »

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Brescia owner confirmed new deal with Milan for Tonali so that part of the comment is wrong. We also have limited fund so that’s understandable the greedy way we are negotiating. It’s not an Ideal situation. Also I should mention, Galliani era is the best Milan era in history. I hope we can replicate such a glorious history.

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    If you are refering for the deal involving Olzer + cash (Which should have been closed last week), than Milan is asking for a change of that deal as reported. I havent read that Brescia has acepted the “new new” deal that wants to further lower the paid sum. Just checked the Milan website no offical anouncment of Tonali signing either, so the deal is not done yet for sure. Yup agreed on vintage Berlusconi/Galiani era. However i was compering this transfer market with the Galiani free transfer era at the end.

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    There is no new new deal. They accepted the deal. It will be announced when it’s completed. Also why on hell Juve would even consider Tonali. We spent 10M on him and we are even hesitating for buying him.

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    If they have accepted the deal it would have been completed and announced last week. Obviously something is staling it, and from what i read its the new requests of Milan. Don’t know why are we hesetating for Tonali, the original deal was fine by me 25mil +10in bonuses seemed fair for such a big prospect. Inter paid 50mil for Barella.

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    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Yeah deals get accepted, signed and announced on the same day!

    SOHEIL
    SOHEIL
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    And inter is selling Hakimi to solve it’s fucked up financial problems! Are you living in some imaginary world? Teams Re unable to pay they players due to pandemic!

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    Sure they are unable due to pandemic. If we only ignore the ones who are actualy paying ofcourse. I guess no one told them about the pandemic and they are living in an imaginary world buying players with imaginary money lol. If we only told Lipzig that there is a pandemic, they wouldn’t have beat us to Simakan, Olmo and Szobozlai. Sometimes the coments here are funny. As for Inter they had financial problems before the pandemic was a thing. Their problem is China is making it realy hard for Chinise buisnismens to take their money out of China. Especialy… Read more »

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    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    No man, Milan are tryin to lower the deal that was already in place. The cash is olzer deal is the one Milan are tryin to lower even more. That’s what he’s talking about. Also inter really was already jacked up before covid, this is def a fact. Milan don’t need to spend 200 mil, but we can certainly spend 100-120 on players that are actually needed. Not just on names but players that are good and good for the system. We could have gotten them for less but as usual Milan take to long and our ultra perfect scouting… Read more »

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  SOHEIL

    They over spent every year they spent more than 100ml that’s why they are broke now and Cofid_19 make things difficult for them but us we never spent nothing Last time we spent was Chinese Era

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago

    So apparently De Paul to Atletico is done. Honestly there was never even a hint from Milan management about their interest in him, just media hype all along. Let’s see what will happen with Hakan now. Honestly I have no respect for him anymore due to him stalling, waiting for other offers. Should Hakan leave, maybe Maldini could try again and go for Correa from Atletico now that they’ll sign De Paul…

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Compleatly agree. We never realy made a move for De paul. Agree on Hakan as well, if he sings the extension i would sell him next year. Cant belive he wants to show him self on the Euro so better offers will come. He is lucky Milan hasnt backed their offer yet, cause this is disrespectful to the maximum. And so far no one thinks he is 4mil per season worthy let alone 6mil as he is asking.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Your right, but he will be 28 next year, and what team will come for him if he puts in horrible performances for club and country. Should have sold him last summer

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Well thats the best we can get right now. It was a realy poor move from Maldini and Masara to wait for Hakan and Donna till the last moment for them to renew.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Yup your right. It was insane what maldini and co did with hakan and Donna. I said to renew Donna before zlatan bc of course he would want more than 7-8 mil since we can offer that to zlatan. It was a tactic for raiola and those naive fools bought it. But hey, lots of ppl called me crazy and eventually that’s what happened.

    Your right, hakan is as good as it gets for this team. Brandt could be an option but this management have no clue what to do

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    Didn’t I say this was gonna happen? I said de Paul won’t happen bc we will be priced out if there was a bidding war. Called that shit 2/3 months ago. I also said Milan don’t have a back up option, hence why I said Brandt. At least enquire about his price. But hey, good job maldini and co for at least being linked with a person but never actually acting on it. What a powerhouse we are lol Correa won’t leave for anything less than 40, and that price might be higher bc they won the league. I said… Read more »

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Well, like I said there never really was any interest registered from Maldini and Massara about De Paul. It was more a media and fans hyping so we shouldn’t really put it on Milan’s management. But I sure expect some worthy reinforcements. Afterall we are playing CL after 8 years.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    And that’s even more worrying than missing out bc that now shows we want to keep the worthless hakan and we don’t have any back ups other than tryin to loan Diaz again.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago

    This great management just offered Calabria a 2 mil a year contract lmfao what a fuckin insult! Looks like giroud ain’t coming unless he’s free, dzeko is staying in rona, belotti isn’t coming and looks like de Paul is heading to athletico. Soooo….. should Milan continue to wait for the market to open still? Also who’s still happy about our market so far lol we barely spent money lol tomori will be in installments, tonali for no more than 10 and mike was like 13 or so lol but hey, good job with the squad improvements so far. Prove me… Read more »

    Phildaddon1899
    Phildaddon1899
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Go follow another team than mate. If all your going to do is complain. We need a new stadium period. To be honest I think a lot of the money we have has gone towards fixing our finances. We were in really bad shape after Li and all that bull that happened. I also think Milan is petrified of getting sanctioned by UEFA again. I apologize for my first statement. I’m frustrated as well but man all I see is complaint after complaint here. It’s brutal.

    Simonsays
    Simonsays
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    We the milan fans have every right to complain. Look around you. Do you keep up with milan news at all. They are all negative.

    And we will keep calling out this management until something is done. But what we won’t do is be like you. A delusional milan “fan” who thinks it’s all sunshine and rainbows with elliot.

    It is you who needs to find another team. Go support arsenal if you don’t like us complaining about bad things. Because soon with the way things are looking we won’t be far from arsenal for long.

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    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    U must be stupid or dumb Elliott will never pay single dollar for stadium projects there are companies will build for your stadium and u will pay them for over 30-50 years with interest + sponsors such etihad, emarates whom will cover up to 30 – 50 percent of the expenses so they take the name of the stadium for 10-15 years who ever comes will pay the rest for each year we are missing so much money suso paquetta piantek Cutrone gustavo gomes Brazilian defender Ricardo Rodriguez laxalt money for being second of seria a money for participating serie… Read more »

    Philldadon1899
    Philldadon1899
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    Im stupid? This coming from the guy who doesnt realize that the money is there for the stadium. The problem isnt Elliott. Its the city of Milan and the government. The funds have been there for a stadium for 4 years. However. The city of Milan and Italy in general have a lot of politics involved. You cant just “build a stadium” go read a book.

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Philldadon1899

    Bla Bla Bla isn’t enough go check the info of the stadium 30 years payment the money is there what money?

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    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    I get where your coming from but I would have nothing to complain about if the management made the right decisions. I’d have nothing to complain about if the management would be transparent and come out and say like a man to us fans, that 85-90% of our money is going to finances. We wouldn’t like it but we would all appreciate the honesty. You can’t sit here and say they’ve been honest. Look at the contract renewals! Look what they offered to Calabria! How disrespectful is that! In regards to ffp, Milan don’t need to spend 200+ mil to… Read more »

    Philldadon1899
    Philldadon1899
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Ibra wouldnt stay as the backup. Thats the thing. This isnt a video game where you force players to do what you want my friend. Ibra has a huge ego and managing a team means managing said egos. I agree Giroud shouldnt be the only purchase. But he is a great backup to Ibra. I also agree they should be transparent but, who in business is? lol. As for the idiot above who is talking about how easy it is to build a stadium. Elliott has been trying to build for 4 years now. Its easy to build stadiums pretty… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Philldadon1899

    That’s the thing, in order for Milan to progress, we gotta let Ibra go and use his wages for a player with a future. We wasted an entire year in terms of getting a good young forward, all bc we wanted to keep zlatan. I’m not sayin to not sign him, I’m saying wait and get a young forward that is proven to score, then get ibra. He’s 39. If he can’t accept being a back up for the greater good then he doesn’t belong on the team. Either zlatan or giroud need to be back ups, not starters. And… Read more »

    Phildaddon1899
    Phildaddon1899
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Ibra is the main reason we’re in champions league right now my friend. Show some respect. Ibra isn’t a back up. Before he was hurt he was leading serie a in goals and scored at a higher rate than Ronaldo lol. You don’t bench that guy. Period. The fans can do whatever they want. Elliott isn’t like other owners. They are a fund. The problem is Gazidis. He was brought in to fix our finances. And he has. We have the lowest amount of debt in serie a. And regarding your comment about the stadium. Again. We can’t just build… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Phildaddon1899

    Yes Ibra helped us a lot especially in the beginning, but your also forgetting in the beginning, middle and end, we had more goals without zlatan. Yes he makes us better but we brought him in to give us a better mentality. He’s done that. Now it’s time to bring a forward to lead the lines. You gotta remember that players want to play and won’t agree to sit behind a 39 year old. You’d rather sacrifice the chance to build a better team, by keeping a player that is only good for less than half the season? No good… Read more »

    Phildaddon1899
    Phildaddon1899
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Lol I wouldn’t either. I hate inter. After signing tomori today we have officially spent the most in Italy. Just saying

    Ashraf
    3 months ago

    This is the right time to tell Elliott spend or sell we milan funs we must protest like Manchester united funs did and we mustn’t support Elliott is business like attending games buying jerseys am sure they will give up and sell it imagine we are in ucl yet fiorantina Roma nopoli Atlanta are over spending us Maldini u are a lier and traitor u only care for that 4ml u are taking

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    Bro we have been lied to since the beginning. We should be making real signings. We are in the ucl, coppa and have the league. Our goal for the league should be to win it! Not just hope to get ucl. If these ppl in charge don’t have the will to invest, then sell the team to an owner who can. Milan deserves owners like psg, manc, chelsea. Our history alone should deems us worthy to have a oil tycoon or better, backing us.

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Agreed 100% but Elliott r getting what they wanted ( money ) we must do reaction to show them we r not what they r thinking before they did have excuses like we couldn’t spend lot because we were not in ucl place but right now they have to go or spend

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    I agree, if they want to stay in ucl, it’s time to spend. We got here despite being outrageously cheap, but now it’s time to make our stay permanent. The value of the club won’t rise unless better players come that will ensure we stay in ucl

    Nesta1
    Nesta1
    3 months ago

    Might be another deal with Chelsea, bringing bakayoko bk. Solid back up for kessie and I doubt they still want 40 million for him as contract ends 2022.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nesta1

    What about locatelli? Why aren’t we looking at him to come back? Baka is a bit better but we need to look at alternatives as well.

    Nesta1
    Nesta1
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    I’ve read theres quite alot of interest in locatelli which just shows we may have been a bit too quick to move him on. Not the first time it’s happened with our young players!

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nesta1

    Yup, just another thing the management have not been able to understand. But that’s ok, we had the great biglia on our team. Why would we play a player who was better , younger, faster and hungrier. Oh that’s right, bc he’s young and we like old players

    efex
    efex
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Please be very specific as to the management that made those blunders moreover this team needs to sell to invest in important areas of the pitch.
    I will sell laeo for 30 million and get the georgia kid in rubin kazan.
    the remaining cash for a midfielder.
    The question management are trying to answer is why spend 25million on tonali when they can get a better player I guess.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  efex

    No problem. That was the Chinese era, but if I want I can say every management(coaches and above) since the end of the berlu era( get old players for free) have almost completely disregarded our youth players. Other than that I agree. We need to sell leao but I’d go for ikone, but that’s just me personally of course. I’d also sell Roman so we can get a cam as well. We should have enough money without sales to get a real forward. Tonali is needed since bennacer and kessie will be going to AFCON. We got money, they just… Read more »

    Gbenga AJOSE
    Gbenga AJOSE
    3 months ago

    Clearly Tonali has struggled with us this season and this might not be unconnected with the role we play him. The question is why did we buy Tonali in the first place when we knew we weren’t sure we were going to use him at his preferred role to see his full full potential. ? Now Brescia has issued us ultimatum that we should close the deal now or else ,we run the risk of losing him to another club with Juve the usual predator lurking around ready to pounce. This situation will definitely sends wrong signals to other clubs… Read more »

    Ted
    Ted
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

    Agree, there were few occasions I saw Tonali playing a bit deeper role, a regista role with Kessie on RM and Hakan LM and the kid suddenly looked different. Knew where to move, where to pass. Indeed I saw glimpses of Pirlo in his movement. But anyway if the kid is talented as everyone say he shouldn’t have problems adapting to a certain role. Bigger and main problem is lack of playing time…

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ted

    I agree. That’s the problem with pioli. He doesn’t like to use anyone outside of his favs. Tonali, hauge, Kalulu, gabbia will suffer under this coach. Tonali I think can be better than bennacer due to his versatility but without game time, like you said, he won’t improve

    Ashraf
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    i don’t agree with u about tonali tonali is trash i know him a while he is far from what we need mid table team player

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    That’s cool and I respect that. But we have seen how good tonali can be when he’s consistently playing. I honestly think if we got tonali first and then bennacer sec, bennacer wouldn’t see that much game time. But that’s just me.

    AC Milan
    AC Milan
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Ashraf

    Tonali may not meet our expectations yet. He is far from trash. Remember he is only 20. His biggest weakness is his decision making which can be improved over time with experience similar to (hint: Locateli), in a few years, Tonali can be better than Locateli, and I have been rating Locateli very high.

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    TruRossoneri
    TruRossoneri
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    So Pioli should play Tonali over Bennacer because Tonali COULD be better than Bennacer one day. Smh… Gabbia and Kalulu played a lot this season. Or do you want them to be benching Kjaer and Tomori as well. You cannot blame Pioli for not playing your favourites. Everyone on this blog has their favourites. There is no way Pioli can play all of them at once. And if the coach fails to meet the objective no one will put the blame on you, he takes all the blame so please allow him to do his job.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  TruRossoneri

    No I never said that. I said he could be better with game time but that doesn’t mean he should just be given starts. But if bennacer can’t fix his form, which wasn’t the best when coming back from injury, tonali should be given a chance. Is that not fair? Gabbia and kalulu did play but that’s only bc of injuries. That’s not how you develop players. We had games that literally did not matter and games that were done by 50 min mark. Why not make subs to get those guys playing time? I’m not saying to just randomly… Read more »

    TruRossoneri
    TruRossoneri
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Nathan Graegin

    Okay thanks for the clarification. Makes sense. I also wanted Hauge and Gabbia to get more play time. Maldini too, but he was injured most of the time.

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  TruRossoneri

    Yup no prob. I just don’t want a repeat of christante and locatelli. We look really foolish when it comes to developing players

    Rossi
    Rossi
    3 months ago
    Reply to  TruRossoneri

    Its not about favorites, its about playing younger players with potential more even if they are a bit worse than some 30year old. You know the youngster will get better in short time and surpass the 30 year old, who is not impruving no matter if he is playing or not, he is the finnished product and prob on a decline as well. Bennacer was terrible, i remember when he started with us he made 2penaltys in one game. But afther Biglia left, Bennacer got the regular playing time that he needed and he become much better then Biglia in… Read more »

    Nathan Graegin
    Nathan Graegin
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    Exactly. I’ll say it again, I firmly believe gabbia is read to start over kjaer who is indeed good, but certainly not better by miles, over gabbia who needs to play more to take over. He already showed when Roman and kjaer got injured, that he can easily step in. In fact he was praised many times for his performances. Same with locatelli, I got attacked when I said biglia is going to cost us locatelli. And now look, all the teams want him and yet Milan isn’t interested? We want youth and yet locatelli who is def better than… Read more »

    TruRossoneri
    TruRossoneri
    3 months ago
    Reply to  Rossi

    I never understood why we let Locatelli go. I don’t know if there was some inner details we are aware of because most players don&