Ibra underwent an arthroscopic lavage to his left knee on Friday, recovery times are estimated to be 8 weeks

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Zlatan Ibrahimović during training at Milanello. (@acmilan.com)

Zlatan Ibrahimović will skip pre-season as conservative treatment wasn’t enough and today he went under the knife.

Ibra las took the pitch on May 9, when Milan beat Juventus 3-0 away from home, watching the rest of the games from the sidelines and celebrating the qualification of Milan for the UCL from the stands.

Reports in Italy over the past couple of weeks suggested that the recovery of Zlatan is not proceeding as hoped.

Today the player was in Rome along with his agent Mino Raiola and the outcome of the appointment was revealed by Milan on Friday evening:

“Milan announces that today Zlatan Ibrahimović underwent an arthroscopic lavage to his left knee at the UPMC Salvator Mundi International Hospital in Rome. The procedure carried out by surgeons Volker Musahl and Fabrizio Margheritini, and overseen by Milan medical chief Doctor Stefano Mazzoni and the Club’s orthopaedic consultant Roberto Pozzoni, was a success. Zlatan is doing well and will start his rehabilitation immediately,” a statement reads.

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio and Milannews.it, Ibra is expected to be running again in 4 weeks and start playing again in 8. He’ll miss pre-season but the hope is to have him for Matchday 1.

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TC MILAN
TC MILAN
1 month ago

Hope he comes back fit

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago

TONITE ON MILAN10 MUSINGS just saw isak’s performance today. hotdamn. his goalscoring prowess is still unpolished but damn is he talented like young henry. maldini/massara messed up big time when they chose to ignore milan10 double commands 2 yrs ago: keep andriy silva and buy alex isak. those 2 are clearly better than all those garbage journalists and “milanisti” have been suggested like scamacca, daka, jovic etc. imagine ibra/andriy – isak/leao supported by rebic. man, that’d’ve been pippo – sheva 2.0. oh well, at least maldini/massara’ve learned (the hard way) that old milan’s tendency to let young gems go way… Read more »

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

People here were saying Italy is an embarrassment? LOL. The amount of people that post here that dont watch football is amazing. Mancini has this team playing beyond their talent, and we have done so without our best player thus far. As for our mercato. Ive said it many times. We are spending. Just not on the players the people here want so they bitch. Its incredible.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

Even though people can have their opinions i think you are pretty spot on in the last part as its exactly down to that the management has to buy specific players to keep some fans happy and if they doesnt then people will be disgruntled no matter what. As ive said previously i would be beyond gutted if belotti ends up in another team than milan but overall i have full confidence in our management and how they act in the market as last seasons results and records proves that they certainly hasn’t been bad at all in their choices.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

I won’t sit here and pretend I don’t want certain ppl. However, the main problem isn’t who we are not getting, it’s why aren’t we getting players with those same attributes for the positions we need. Ya I’d love for Milan to get ikone, but I’d be just as happy if they went for someone who may be unknown, but has the same attributes with room to grow. But when we are linked with giroud and more defenders, ya a lot of us have a problem with that. A lot of ppl are getting annoyed we aren’t signing offensive targets… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

It wasnt meant as a jive towards you or any specific posters here but generally speaking but im gonna make it short as im off to bed. Yeah i agree we need some players with certain characteristics like you mention but i think regardless if we get a player like giroud it isnt the end of the world if we also plan to also bring in a younger player as well but only time will tell what will happen im just saying from what we have seen yet then we shouldnt doubt that they actually has a plan and are… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Your good bro, I didn’t mean to make it seem like i was responding as if you came for my head lol. And your right about giroud and brining a younger player. But the problem is, what young player, who we think is good enough to make an impact, is going to be happy playing 3rd striker. Milan10 brought up isaak which is def a good option but no way in hell he plays 3rd striker. We should have gone for brobbey harder in Jan bc he would have been perfect since he’s 18 and could have been 2nd and… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Sorry for the late reply Nathan but was out getting hammered yesterday but glad you didnt think that either as that certainly wasnt my intention. I think having both giroud and ibra could be beneficial in the sense if we let a tall player learn under them maybe promoting Luan Capanni or roback is the right time by now, I agree though ending up as a third choice below those two highly esteemed players could affect which players we would be able to fetch but on the other hand it could also be a lure for some players to be… Read more »

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Szoboszlai wants to go to Leipzig because of the same owner and we did not have champion league football.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

Bro before Leipzig had any interest in him, Milan had a chance about 2 years ago, we just weren’t interested in him last summer and winter, we’ve been looking at him before anyone else had real interest. I understand why he went in Jan but you can’t deny that wasn’t the case even last June.

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

“The amount of people that post here that dont watch football is amazing.” kinda makes u miss good ole days when real milanisti like milanista121, nas, kourosh, jibola, mathijs pasalic etc were still around making good, insightful point after another doesnt it? back then only sheva bitched but at least u could tell by his comments he did watch football. now this blog is filled to the brim with naggers and bitchers (lol), not to mention obvious inter trolls. its sad really “Mancini has this team playing beyond their talent, and we have done so without our best player thus… Read more »

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

I am the one who made Sheva disappear lol. So I take great pride in that. And yes, between the pandemic and Elliott Maldini is doing an INCREDIBLE job. The only thing I may take exception to is not signing Donnarumma to at least a one year deal and selling him. It would have greatly increased our maneuverability in the market because he would have been a 100 percent capital gain. But it is what it is.

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

lol yeah i remember u and him betting on something. he lost and was man enough to honor the bet, only to come back under new pseudonym “perfect10”. lol perfect indeed.

regarding donna’s contract extension, well, it takes two to tango and obviously donna/mino didnt want to continue with milan so im not sure maldini is to blame for donna’s nonsense.

Simonsays
Simonsays
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Mate you are probably the biggest troll on this website what are you talking about. Don’t be a hypocrite

For God’s sake you it’s 2021 and you still talk about Andre silva and lucks paqueta even though they were both terribleat milan. How are you calling anyone out for not knowing football.

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SJF
SJF
1 month ago
Reply to  Simonsays

I just skip his long rambling posts. Who could read that nonsense

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Simonsays

“Simonsays 14 days ago Reply to Nathan Graegin Man I just want to win something. For one serie a title, ​I don’t care if milan go bankrupt or even relgated I don’t care if milan have to go into administration. I do not care for the club or the people running it . I don’t care for the fans who support the life out of this club. I do not care if we were so broke that inter milan bought us and made us change our name from ac milan to inter milan B team. I don’t care if the… Read more »

AC Milan
AC Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

I’ve spotted at least one Intel troll already. A true Milan fan can never imaging to get rid of our beloved captain such as Maldini or Baresi. Just like no true Roma fan would dare to say bad things about Totti. Especially when Maldini is doing a fantastic job getting quality players with very limited budget. The model was obvious: loan with options to buy which proved very cost effective. So far we got Theo, Ben, Hauge, Tomo, Leao, Rebic and Kalulu. They are all young and have high ceiling. All those were great signings. Maldini got Ibra back and… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  AC Milan

correctamundo mate. i remember whole camp nou chanting messi’s name after he failed to convert his penalty vs chelsea in ucl semi in ‘12. now THATS how real fans treat legends.
maldini is literal original mr champions league and if anyone knows what it takes to be competitive, its him. im not even sure people who bitch about him have willpower to wake up < 5am in the morning haha

Robert
Robert
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Don’t use the N word bwoi. Other than that I agree

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Robert

by n word im assuming ur talking about “naggers”? come on mate, enough of this liberal sjw crap. dont pull a race card on me, im not even white

AC Milan
AC Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

This is a quality post with 90% great agreement. Thank you for been a real fan and continue to support the club.

Last edited 1 month ago by AC Milan
Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  AC Milan

thank YOU for being real milanista mate. whats with the 90% though? u should try harder to become 100% milan10ian *wink

Milan oldtimer
Milan oldtimer
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

I agree with most of your statement there bud. 1st loca wasnt all that bad when he played for us. Yes its true he did hide behind opponents here and there but you could still see his vision, crazy long shots and dedication, not to mention that he was younger than tonali and leao. 2nd im having second thoughts on leao. His work rate is poor so far, he is 21 ( i may be wrong) and at that age players should show something more. Also, I’ve criticized tonali a lot this season hope to god i hope he proves… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Milan oldtimer
Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan oldtimer

my point is, loca was nowhere near this skillful, smart and confident back then. hell, even calamitybria was absolute garbage before latter stages of 19/20 and look how good he is now. calahmbria. young players need trust and confidence from the club. regarding leaonaldo, i remember him literally smiling before passing the ball to calabria who then scored milan’s 5th goal vs bologna in 19/20. he was effortlessly good, even almost scored an overhead kick goal which would’ve been goal of the season. he also did well at the start of 20/21 season but lately he plays with a frown… Read more »

Milan10
Milan10
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan oldtimer

regarding milan’s transfer policy, obviously theyre trying to emulate atalanta, dortmund and lille, which is very reasonable and realistic.
im watching germany – portugal now and gosens is one of the best players on the pitch. fyi, atalanta bought him for 1m. enough said

Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

Agree with you, I said few posts back to some in this blog to ease off with those dreamy signings “sign this, sign that”. Gone are the days of headless spending. They need to build the team in a smart way. We also need to take into consideration that every now and then we’ll lose some talent. Maybe because of poor coach decision or maybe they just wont’t fit. It’s not like we’re the only club losing talent. Robben, Sneijder, Seedorf, Pirlo, Depay, Lukaku, De Bruyne, Salah, T. Hernandez, Immobile etc. In Milan there were Rivaldo, Kluivert, Davids for example.… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Ted
Milan oldtimer
Milan oldtimer
1 month ago
Reply to  Milan10

I agree with u there. Dortmund, and atalanta especially have a great scouting mechanism. Also, they know how to develop them. On another topic, tonali seems to be heading out. Milan missed renewal deadline

SJF
SJF
1 month ago

I see Donny Van de Beek is linked with Inter. He is the kind of no.10 we should be bringing in on loan with option to buy

Simonsays
Simonsays
1 month ago
Reply to  SJF

Hakan calhanoglu is also linked with inter. Reports are saying they won’t pay €6 million salary but can go higher then the 4 million milan are offering. I highly doubt this news to be true so take it as you will

Last edited 1 month ago by Simonsays
Niels8
Niels8
1 month ago
Reply to  Simonsays

It’s true that Calhanoglu will join Inter..unbelievable..

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago

I rarely post but I regularly follow the discussions. I see a lot of debate about the job Maldini and Massara and the money that Milan is or isn’t spending and thought I would weigh in with my opinion. Context is important. FFP is real. I think most understand the basics which is simplified as you can only spend what you earn. You are granted a buffer of 30 mil in losses and the assessment period is a rolling 3 years. Over the years, City (2 year ban and 30 mil fine), Chelsea (transfer ban), and PSG (60 mil fine)… Read more »

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Thank you so much for this explanation. If anyone still do not get it. They are really not Milan fans

Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

This should not be a comment, please post it as article so people here realise it. And on our captain, not only has Maldini brought in talents like Theo and Bennacer for peanuts who’s values are now trippled and consequently boosts up the value of this team in terms of club shares and brand value on the market. Last season he also successfully decreased and cleaned player’s wage fund as well (I read an article on this some time ago with exact numbers but cannot find it now)

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Really appreciate the effort you made, mate. Respect to you for taking the time to post the details. It was very informative and well written. The problem with this blog is, every single Milan fan like you and me understands that Milan has to operate from a budget constraint due to ffp and Maldini is doing his best to make most out of what we got. The ones calling for the heads of Maldini and Elliot are trolls who are inter fans, only here because inter doesn’t have a single active blog. No matter how much we explain things to… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by milan4lyf
Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  milan4lyf

Somehow you got a down vote for this. I wonder who did that. I’m going with Simon says

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
1 month ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

lol…my guess is ‘Serpent of Madonina’.

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Thank you for this. This should be an article here so people can read it and understand how economics work. I’ve tried explaining it but got called stupid. I appreciate the effort you made here mate. Unfortunately some posters here will somehow make believe this isn’t the truth and we should be out spending 100 million on a striker and 80 million on a RW.

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

This is a good read. Thanks for the very detailed and insightful analysis. I have been trying to explain this to some fans here but it seems like Ted said, I have only been battling with trolls.

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Not much effort at all, as it’s my job to review Financials, but thanks nonetheless. Sempremilan just uploaded an article on Milan and FFP about half hour ago if anyone wants to read. Pretty similar sentiment to what I posted yesterday (with less numbers). Again though, it’s not to call anyone out, not even the Inter trolls (if there are any). Just wanted to share some more information that could help guide discussion. I think that even if FFP is relaxed, focusing on spend/earn ratio is critical and I get the feeling like Maldini and Massara are operating within a… Read more »

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

As much as I don’t like Hakan, to replace his quality will cost us around 20 – 25 mil. Even fate is in our favor that Turkey did this bad in group stage so Hakan cannot find a suitor. This means we only have to pay him 4 mil a yr until we find a replacement.

Niels8
Niels8
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

Recent news said he is joining Inter.

Ashraf
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

We are healthy we are clean in terms of debt this time milan will go up or will remain broke if they spend wisely and strength the squad milan will follow Liverpool and real Madrid since we are playing ucl they will be no much los but if we didn’t take this chance for serious am sure we will regret inter juventus Napoli are ahead of us while Roma Lazio Atlanta are strengthening + don’t think we achieved something we are just lucky for being in the second of seria a because juventus Napoli Roma didn’t have proba couches but… Read more »

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

What you don’t realize is that reducing the gap don’t happen overnight, it is a working progress. Unless you are someone who swallow your dinner in one bite. Do you?

Ashraf
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

So the process gonna take 10 years or above what ever u said or they said we can’t deny milan need some quality players defensive midfielder kassie deputy left back Theo deputy right winger castilejo replacement striker ibrahimovic replacement if we didn’t get these players next season we won’t be able to finish top 4 even

AC Milan
AC Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

True, but I think the owner was not very ambitious about how we are going to perform. That was why they set for the goal for us to make 6th place last season. I would think their goal is to go top 4 this coming season instead of the best because they know it is a big risk to take when they have to risk a lot of money.

Last edited 1 month ago by AC Milan
AC Milan
AC Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

Did klopp take Liverpool to the top on his first year? Again everybody is hoping to get to the top but only one team each year will make it to the top. We need to set realistic goal, not something thats not unachievable.

Ashraf
1 month ago
Reply to  AC Milan

Don’t forget Elliott is long enough here so there is no excuses for they need time this is the right time to strengthen the squad or else they must sell to better people they holding us hostages they don’t want to sell either to spend

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

I wish they can sell too. Who is going to buy after they spend at least 450mil? They are looking to sell for at least 500mil for a minimum? Again who have this kind of money unless they really loves about Milan? I wish they can find a wealthy buyer too. It was obvious that they got scammed into this. We are losing money as a team every year. Kudos to them for at least balance the account. They would set up the team for future success.

Prince
Prince
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

Luck doesn’t play football. All the teams played same number of games and we got more points than the teams you mentioned

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

All you did was give milan excuses, what should matter most to the club is building their fan base and having a new stadium, if Milan have a large fan base like the big club they won’t have to worry about finance, it the fans that sponsor the club ask man utd, Chelsea, Madrid e.t.c but you can’t build a fan base if you are planning to build your team like Atalanta, Napoli, Dortmund, lile e.t.c they are all local champions they don’t have a worldwide fan base, psg man city and Chelsea didn’t build their fan base by betting… Read more »

Elliotazzuri
Elliotazzuri
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Milan should appoint you incharge of their finances because you are no different from ed wood ward (man utd former director) always looking for how the club can make profit without caring about sporting achievement. Fans don’t care about shit like finances it not what makes us watch football, we already have our own expense to take care of, why should we now be thinking of the club expenses instead of us to be getting entertain and forgetting about our bills we have to pay we will now be consign with how the club can regulate their bill beside we… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Appreciate the feedback Elliotazzuri.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Your comment was very good indeed, I enjoyed reading it and I agree the steps we made to fix our finances was correct. However, now that that’s done, this team needs a rea cf, cam and rw. No bs Mickey Mouse player that won’t play bc the coach thinks he’s not ready. We need players that can make our starters in those 3 positions, our back up players. I said to Martin that yes we all have players we want, but if that’s not possible, we need players with those same attributes. And we simply are not linked with them.… Read more »

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Sadly I think that maybe the goal for next season: 4th place.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

And that’s seriously depressing bc now we are playing a dangerous game

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
1 month ago
Reply to  Elliotazzuri

Well said mate

Dammy
Dammy
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

You are wrong with your Milan data. Recently Milan account have been encouraging. Last year 2020 Milan had a loss of 90m and not 195m. Compare to 2019 which has a loss of 105. Among the top club in Italy. After Atalanta Milan is the club with lowest loss. Then Milan have no debt compare to Inter and Juventus. With champions league qualification the Acct will keep getting better. On FFP Milan have a change of going into Voluntary Agreement with UEFA which can give the club more power to spend. Milan have a very rich and stable owner who… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Dammy

Not sure where you get your numbers from mate, but if you were seriously interested, AC Milan’s official website publishes the annual report. It’s 197 pages long but if you know what you’re looking for you’ll be able to flip through it.

Even this site has an article posted, but I suppose I can assume this is just trolling.

https://www.rossoneriblog.com/2020/10/09/milan-confirm-net-losses-of-around-e195-million-for-the-2019-20-financial-year-the-results-are-in-line-with-the-expectations-of-the-club/

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Dammy

My previous reply to you remains under moderation, maybe because I posted a link. Anyways, it said, I am not sure where you get your numbers from but if are serious about finding out about Milan 2019/20 performance, their official website publishes 197 page financial statements. Even a quick search on this very website can help you out. Unless you’re trolling, in which case….appreciate the feedback Dammy.

Abraham Addo
Abraham Addo
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

great piece, enjoyed reading it

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

New reveal on Tonali’s loan deal – “There is a clause inserted in the deal that gives Maldini and Massara a position of strength: Brescia would have to return 40% of the €10m loan fee paid a year ago in the event he does not join permanently. The Rossoneri management expects to close the affair by the start of preseason on 8 July.”

AC Milan
AC Milan
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

That’s the only reason why they are still talking to us.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Bruh this is embarrassing. Why can’t we just pay the little amount and close this nonsense

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago

Let’s get Ukraine’s Roman Yaremchuk.
Sheva vouchered for this guy. He is affordable.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uWjEJgV6Hpk

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Here’s a question, why has Milan not decided to get pessina back since we can get him for 50% off? We don’t have a cam and we see pessina clearly is good. We apparently don’t have money to spend so why isn’t he already back with us? Pessina and hauge as our cams and I guess adil as a rw since I doubt we will spend big on anyone. As for cf, isak or daka unless isak is too much. Any objections to this?

Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Real Sociedad put 70 million buyout clause on Isak so we can cross him off the list. Giroud or Dzeko are more realistic considering we need a new CAM as well. That will probably be Zaccagni (Conti or Caldara as counterpart) or it could even be Pessina. However I’m glad Hakan is leaving, If you are undecided and hesitant about staying, you have no place in this family. I believe Maldini and Masara will go all in for a RW and reportedly Pioli wants Berardi

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Fuck me that’s unfortunate. I was hoping isak wouldn’t be worth some ridiculous amount of money. That’s unfortunate tbh. Even still, he wouldn’t want to play as a 3rd striker. I doubt belotti is coming as well. We have zero news on him and Roma look close to getting him. Why not go for daka who was at just 20. As for cam, wouldn’t Zaccagni be more expensive than just simply getting pessina back for like 10-12 mil? Berardi cost too much, 50 mil is not gonna happen for Milan. Adil can play cam and rw. But realistically, ikone is… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

As a matter of fact, why the fuck are we goin for Zaccagni when he’s 26-27 and the club wouldn’t consider him a starter, but more of a wild card to shake things up? This is what I’m talking about. Pessina is younger, is skillful, has an eye for goal and plays for Atalanta? The more I look at the options, the more it makes less sense. Am I missing something here?

Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I think we all are missing something, they are really working under the radar Maldini and co. Let’s see what will happen but I don’t expect anything big.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ted
Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Honestly, I don’t rate Zaccagni high, he’s somewhere between Saponara and Bonaventura imo.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

That’s clearly what’s happening. They must be doing shit in the dark bc this makes no sense. How can pioli not like a player who’s on the national team, is better than hakan, and is a youth product. If both come that would be cool but it can’t just be zaccagni. I’m seriously amazed every day. I also don’t expect anything big but damn, pessina makes sense in all aspects of what maldini and co are tryin to accomplish. Also daka is going to Leicester so I’m done bringing him up. No belotti, no daka, no dzeko, giroud is still… Read more »

Sam
Sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

IMO Donnaruma has changed milan trasfers plan.Milan never planned to spend money to get new GK.The only reason why milan still wait for hakan is actually to avoid another “unnecessary” transfer fee. Pessina is a good idea,but we don’t know whether Pioli like him or not. It seems Maldini and Massara now have really big difficult task to do. Limited budget and strengthen the squad. To be honest at this point i don’t really care which players will come. My biggest concern now is actually whether milan can really offload the mediocre players like samu,krunic etc.

Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

Instead of reinforcing this team, they are losing it.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

You are definitely correct. We should have renewed Donna before zlatan, who had no offers from any other club last summer. But at the same time, he only cost 13 mil… we should have been investing in the squad since last summer

Sam
Sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Yeah that was Maldini tried to do. Extending Donna’s contract. But 12mio for me is just too much for a GK. Yes,we have unexpected transfer, but i support how milan dealt with Donna 🙂

Ted
Ted
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

About Pessina I don’t really know what kind of clause Milan have in deal with Atalanta. From what I read is 50% discount. That does not really help since Atalanta can easily slap a 30 million price tag on him (especially now when he’s having good Euro campaign) and considering limited finances even 15 millions are a lot for him…

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Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Yeah atalanta could easily just demand the double from us if they doesnt want to help us strengthening our team. In the end though if atalanta would accept a 30 mil offer for pessina while in reality meaning us only paying 15 mil id grab the opportunity with both hands.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Exactly. Ppl want Milan to be realistic. Well here’s the chances for Milan to make a move that make 100% sense. Hakan is joking inter to lol remember I said last summer we’d have no cams at the end and here we are. And yet Lady Luck is giving us the opportunity to get pessina and yet nothing has happened. Again, why wait till after the euros when player prices will go up again. Just foolishness

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Im deffently not against us bringing him back but my point was more that atalanta could accept an offer of 30 mil from example abroad but then if we try to get him they could easily just demand 60 mil just to prevent us from strengthening the squad so im affraid it might not be as easy as it initially seems unless we actually also has a first refusal implemented within the contract.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Ahhhh ok I see where your coming from. I think we should have first refusal in that contract. It wouldn’t make sense to have a 50% buy back if we couldn’t use it before other teams. All the more reason for Milan to go in now for him instead of later when it’s too late. They say they don’t want to make another locatelli mistake and yet here they are, making another locatelli mistake

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

It could happen but necessarily wont but if i was atalantas president i would atleast try not to aid any improvment of one of my teams closest rivals in regard of cl qualification. It obviously still fetches us some cash if he were to be sold but it certainly would have made the most sense if a first refusal had or is implmented within the contract.

Last edited 1 month ago by Martin Bernhard
Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Ya but they might not have a choice, we gotta remember pessina is Milan through and through and I see no reason why he wouldn’t want to come back. He would instantly start seeing as we have no cam. He’d be on a young team who’s on the rise, and Milan are a much bigger club. Of course we don’t know what he wants but I can’t see any situation where Milan isn’t more interesting than Atalanta

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

It would depend on atalantas stance because it could also backfire in regard of getting players to sign for them if they wont let them move on when they want to. When that is said i dont agree that pessina is a milan through and through as he only joined us in 2015 and then left in 2017 so its not really like he was with us for a very long duration of time or developed through the ranks but obviously he knows the club from within so we could nevertheless have some sway in regard of bringing him back.

Last edited 1 month ago by Martin Bernhard
Sam
Sam
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

IMO the both parties must agree on Pessina’s price. It is not up to Atalanta to decide the price tag. Both atalanta and milan will do some research about the market price. Otherwise it really doesn’t make any sense to have 50% clause buy back if the parents club can say any price they want. He is still the “cheap” solution that milan can have to replace Hakan.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

to my knowledge it isnt a buyback clause but a 50% resale clause so even if it on paper seems like we can get him for half the price its actually about us getting 50% of a potential sale fee. Atalanta own the player 100% so we have no saying in regard of what they may demand for the player.

EDIT: Had we inserted a first refusal within the contract then if an offer from another club were accepted then we would just need to match that price and we would be able to discuss a contract with the player.

Last edited 1 month ago by Martin Bernhard
Sam
Sam
1 month ago

I am not aware about the detail. But we are talking about the same thing. I just use incorrect phrase. Thanks for correction 🙂
Whatever it is called, it is still one best alternative for us. I don’t believe any club will pay 60mio for him. I would say 30mio is max for him.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Sam

Yeah ok and neither do i believe any team would pay 60 mil for him but atalanta could oppose the idea of him re-joining us to avoid strengthening a close rival and therefore demand more if we came calling. It was more meant as a method to describe a scenario than anything likely to happen. They could just as well demand 30 from a team from abroad and then demand 40-45 mil from us just to avoid he would strengthen our team.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Ya but either way that’s still only 15-22/23 mil. This has to be in the spending range Milan can operate in. If not, then we really do have problems

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I agree with everything you said but again it was just meant as an example of a potential scenario but yeah we should move for pessina while we has that opportunity as he will only increase in value infact i wanted us to bring him back already a year ago so im all for it.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Gotcha gotcha. Ya it seems Milan simply don’t see what we see. We have zero players on the Italian squad. That’s embarrassing. Pessina at least can amd should be brought back. I’d also still go for adil and now that I watched that Belgium game, we should absolutely go for Doku, man what a gem and a steal if we go for him

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago

Well a lot have been said about we buying pessina. The thing they player himself doesn’t want to move (contract extension) secondly Atalanta put a price tag of around 30 to 40 million even half of that will be impossible to pay…..we are taking big big risks of relying on Adli some other younger ones to show their value….with teams strengthening around it will be hard for us to even sneak in top 4…the only advantage we got is our coach who is carrying forward….Roma will be rejuvenated if not title obviously a 4th place finish, juve definitely for title,… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Nah I think us having to only pay 15-20 mil for a player who’s proved himself at Atalanta and Italy makes perfect sense. What other option does Milan have? As you said adil will be under crazy pressure, new league, tactics etc. pessina makes the most sense. Top 4 will be hard without fixing cf, cam and rw

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

The point is who will make management understand they have to shell out 15 to 20 m. The problem with us is we are not willing to spend tonali case. and about Adli he will be under pressure…Italian football have got a higher bar then French league second division or league itself…playing for Milan is no joke you will be screened head to toe back and forth…it will take time for any youngster to settle and number 10 holds very important position…maldini and massara really have the toughest summer to deal with…..

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

And that my friend is down to the coach. If we can get a player like that, the coach needs to put real pressure on the club to get him. Milan don’t have the luxury of relying on adil, like you said he will need time to adjust. Milan’s strategy: pessina: young ✅ Skilled ✅ Proven in Italy ✅ Italian international ✅ Affordability 15-20 mil ✅ It shouldn’t take anyone to convince them, he literally meets every requirement the management have laid out and meets the requirements of the fans as well. It simply doesn’t make sense. But we were… Read more »

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

The only stuff we are looking is loans with option or worst case obligation to buy we had 16m carried forward from last year and plus expected money from champions league. Covid have made clubs run for cash with exceptions like Real Madrid who might agree on loans with option…the thing is Elliot isn’t raising the bar and about coach I don’t think so he will put forward any demands it’s those management in London and Newyork those are calling the shots….maldini and massara have got their work cut out every department needs a player atleast and the ones we… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Couldn’t agree more. At some point these guys are gonna realize our players are making things happen. And if we can get good additions to CF, cam and rw, they will eventually be asking for the same thing. What are we gonna do every time we get a world class player who wants more than 2 million a year, sell them? That’s what small teams do. We did good lowering the wage bill, but if we can continue to improve, that wage cap has to go. I agree we need to sell those 2 players. We can raise almost 60… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago

News has it that Calhanoglu is now close to Inter. I think Calhanoglu issue is not really about money issue alone. Looks like he feels hated here and can’t handle most of fan criticism. But then is going to Inter the solution at his age ?? Instead of him to eat an humble pie and sign the contract. He and Donarunma will surely regret this.

Niels8
Niels8
1 month ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

I agree.. As much as I also think he’s inconsistent, I also have the feeling that he simply doesn’t feel comfortable in Milan. It might be the fans, or even the dressing room.

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Niels8

As far as gigio is concerned he is a sensitive guy it was not a match made in heaven from day one….if he really was ambitious and cared about Milan he would have manage it differently when his first contract was in air….who would demand being a 17 or 18 that astronomical amount (fair enough) but put forward demand captains arm band….this is insane….I wished he went to premier league he would have thought how press treats you there but no big deal even in French league lets see how he manages press plus fans…French press have biggest critics there….as… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago

Few unfortunate misinterpretations of the point of my previous post. Wasn’t making excuses, nor was I suggesting that spending is impossible. We were faced with the similar environment 5 years ago and we still spent 350 mil+ in 2017 & 18 (even though that course didn’t work out to well for us in the end). The point was to provide some additional context and to help answer questions I’ve seen posted here like where the cash was going, as an example. Those types of questions don’t need to be open ended as the cash flow statement is presented for public… Read more »

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Im sure most of us both understood and really enjoyed your posts so if you have the time id deffently recommend you to post some more as it was both insightfull and well written,

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Don’t worry we are getting Brahim Diaz.

Ashraf
1 month ago

Today i can celebrate because no Hakan means we are stronger for me is like we won ucl one deadwood gone few left

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

Well, you may say good riddance but this will definitely affect our plans. spending.and other key targets. Shamefully for Calhanoglu, he didn’t get offer from other clubs but from a rival club. He is going to Inter out of shame and desperation. Bunch of betrayers !

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

I read some where it’s not about money it’s definitely about money he said in Turkish media I have a family to look after though he was expecting some where around 6 to 7 million which nobody will give…..it’s fair argument ppl have priorities as this is their livelihood but this whole situation shouldn’t have come to this at first …..the issue with management is they wait a lot rather move things forward….now same cycle is being replayed with kessie then next year Ismael and Theo and list goes on

Ashraf
1 month ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

i don’t believe we lost player or even something we r good without him even krunic is better than him he was useless and snake + weak

Oluwashevy
1 month ago

The issue now is this is not about Hakan or Donna leaving here the players with just one year left of there current deal are not willing to sign because if the way management is handling the whole stuff here your key players that are fundamental to the club you tie them down with good contracts so there put in more efforts in field of play and reject other offers like kessie Theo Bennecer for example I read on paper arsenal coming for Kessie because he doesn’t want to renew the deal given to him to sign Milan might be… Read more »

Gbenga AJOSE
Gbenga AJOSE
1 month ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

I guess you are right. The cost model Milan is using may backfire because Donarumas and Calhanoglu cases could set precedence for other players to follow. In as much as we we are trying to emulate Atalanta , Lille and other clubs cost model we should not forget that Milan is quite different from all these clubs. Appart from physical involvement of playing on the field , the pressure from fans, management, press and other Milan stakeholders is enormous. We should therefore reckon with this factor before we copy Atalanta clubs cost model.

Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Gbenga AJOSE

We are not even coping Atalanta….atalanta sells when they need to….we wait till the very last moment before we decide either we keep or let it go for free….we should learn a thing from Napoli president when milik and agent heckled on contract he froze them out…eventually sold him instead of letting go for free…this May sound crazy and ppl say I am talking senseless but tell mino and roma either they sit talk on contract or find them selves a new team this summer if not they will not play any more….one way or the other we will get… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Meer-1

It seems we are only short on cash when it comes to the attacking department. When we didn’t have gigio anymore, we instantly got a gk, when we really needed a cb, we pushed hard asf and got one instantly. We have ZERO CAMS, injured zlatan and 2 rw with a combined 2/3 goals annnndddd 0 signings lol we can’t even complete adil who’s only 10 mil. Also for tomori, are we paying the whole amount out right or installments like was planned?

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Hakan leaving is good, same as Donnarumma, we don’t need rotten apples. These two lost my and possibly many of fans respect the day they started to hesitate when they were given more than they deserve. That is why I ain’t even mad, sad or disappointed, It makes me calm, because we are getting rid of snakes. The unworthy. And Milan is a family.

Last edited 1 month ago by Ted
Meer-1
Meer-1
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

True let’s see how our ultras react especially with hakan…..what ever happens this guy will be warming inter bench….

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
1 month ago

Hakan moved to Inter! Will his fanboy move there too? I hope so! The best way to destroy inter is to send both Hakan and HIM there!

Marc
Marc
1 month ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

don’t expect too much mate because the fanboy of paqueta and andre is unfortunately still actively bombarding this blog 🙂

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Damn malen is a beast. Speed, power, skill, passing vision! Only problem is his agent is raiola I belive ‍♂️ him and depay are killing it, proving we don’t need a big slow cf to be effective.

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago

Hakan leaves for free, another masterstroke by Maldini/Massara as many like to say. The funniest thing is that Inter who was ready to banckrupt acording to the financial experts around here, actually offered him a bigger sallary then Milan who were doing the “right” thing and were looking better financialy than Inter. So now Milan ends up in a position to spend 15-20mil +sallary for some other player to replace him. But lets keep the delusion strong and keep saying that Milan menagment is doing great even that everything is pointhing to the opposite of that. Will be lucky if… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

Bro exactly! It simply doesn’t make sense. Look at the contract they tried to give Calabria!!! Talk about blatant disrespect here! Funny how some of the fans aren’t talking about Calabria and kessie contracts, but will continue to praise maldini and co. This has the same feeling as hakan and gigio all over again. Even now we can get pessina, a proven serie a and Italian national player and yet nothing. Play cheap games, 9/10 times you get cheap results

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

It does make sense if you understand economics. You just simply dont, or dont want to admit that Covid has but a wrench in a lot of plans. Inter will be paying this moron 5 million to sit on the bench thinking they are hurting us by taking him, when they are not only hurting themselves financially they are taking a player who really isnt all that great and paying him much more than he deserves. Maldini knows exactly what he is doing, and he is unfortunately handcuffed by Elliott who definitely dont want to sit there and get another… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

I hope you have that same energy when Milan loose kessie, Calabria, Theo, bennacer and more bc we don’t want to pay a player what they are worth. You think Milan are in trouble now, wait and see what Milan become without paying proper wages. Your the only person here who thinks offering only 2 mil to the best or 2nd best rb in Italy is ok. But hey, that’s your opinion. Just keep that same energy when those players leave and Milan have to find the money to buy quality players in those positions just like we have to… Read more »

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

They aren’t losing any of those players. Now your projecting and making assumptions. I guess we should have paid Donna 12 million and hakan 6 thay he was asking. It’s called negotiating mate.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

Crazy how my assumptions about us not renewing donna before zlatan and us needing to get a cam cam true. I said this would happen and I got called out, called all sorts of names, and yet here we are. You seem to think the same can’t happen again with other players who feel undervalued at this club when they offer them ridiculously low wages for such important players. I’m not saying we should have given donna 12, I think the 8 mil was correct, and we all know I hated hakan. But hey, guess we will speak about this… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

There’s a very odd binary system on this blog where if your opinion doesn’t echo/mirror mine then you are wrong and I am right. Some might not lose sleep given Hakan’s departure but I don’t think anyone one here would deem him leaving for free a masterstroke. Nor is being able to recognize the difficult reality of our economic situation and Maldini/Masara doing a bad job mutually exclusive. Each act needs to be individually assessed on it’s merit. I mentioned Donna’s and Hakan’s contract situation being indicative of management’s naivety. And getting Calabria/Kessie/Romagnoli renewed is absolutely important. And I agree… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Exactly, like I said before, we can all list players that we want but in the end, as long as we get the right players with the attributes, we will be good even if they aren’t that experienced. However, what can’t be allowed is for this exact same offense, minus a cam, cf and rw, to go into next year and think we will be ok. I think everyone here understands the financial situation we are in, but the management is not even tryin to improve the attack. If we can’t get players under 30 mil, we are in even… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

I called Hakan leaving a masterstroke in a sarcastic way. Cause most people here who blindly support the menagment will pretend now that Hakan(35mil) leaving on free is a good thing simply cause it goes with their delusional narative of Maldini/Masara doing an supurb job. In reality, losing 35mil down the drain cant be seen as a positive thing in any way. As for your numbers he isnt a troll, i saw the same thing on forbes who are preaty credible source, i just dont like to point things out that much. Milan had losses of around 90mil acording to… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

Exactly, not only that, but look at the players we wasted money on. Out of all the players that came in within the last 3/4 years, how many are actually doing something? Kessie, Theo and rebic are the only long term players still worth something. And even rebic for whatever reason only turns up for half the season. We wasted money on players the club didn’t need, or on players that don’t fit the system. We want ziyech now but the 4231 prob won’t suit him either. He plays good in a 433 or 343. And he cost 40 mil?… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Rossi

Rossi with all due respect, any Forbes report will be base on the actual published Financials. I would encourage you to go directly to the source. I agree that Forbes are obviously a credible source but they would rarely be concerned with NIAT. So I did a quick Google search. The only place I’ve managed to find Forbes quoting 90 mil is operating income of -92 mil, which is not the same thing as profit/loss my friend. And it would make sense Forbes quoting op income, relative to enterprise value. I promised not to carry on the Financials talk any… Read more »

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
1 month ago

Now that hakan is gone am sure the management perfect plan to replace him is krunic because now krunic is guaranteed to stay in Milan and the board are not going to spend big on a cam fuck you gadizi fuck you sacroni fuck you Elliot management

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Don’t forget they want zaccagoni or whatever his name is despite saying he’s not a starter but a wild card to put in. Or spend 40 mil on a player when pessina should be brought back. Nah, mediocre players always come first

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
1 month ago

I don’t know what to say about Calhanoglu leaving for free. I just hope Milan will respond the same way they did to replace Donnarumma with Mike Maignan.

Mike Maignan is the best replacement on the market and I am pleased by Milan’s reaction.

Hopefully management will do the same with Calhanoglu replacement. Maybe Ziyech will become a reality.

Ac milan
Ac milan
1 month ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Indeed, we lost a snake and replaced with a great warrior. He was the best signing possible. He is at the same level of dollaroma the snake. Only older, except he is still kind of young as a goal keeper.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ac milan

Man I’m not gonna get my hopes up. I already pointed out how fast they react to the defensive part of the team. But look how long they take for the offense. I hope they act quickly to but history tells us that’s not gonna happen. Even hauge didn’t come till the very end. And then we got mandzukic. Ya don’t get your hopes up

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Idk if y’all are watching Belgium but damn that Doku kid is a fuckin beast!!! Speed, skill, power, takes his man 1v1 and has been successful almost every time! Milan scouts, where are you at!!

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Watching another leao I guess

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Nooo if you actually are watching the game, you can see the difference between the 2. Leao is lazy, doesn’t know how to use his abilities to his advantage and lacks special knowledge. Doku really looks good, plus he’s a rw

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I meant our scouts are watching another shitty player while stars born somewhere else

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

how is the match processing are belgium dominating the match as im waiting for a result as denmark are leading against russia and we pretty much need a result from their side as well.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Belgium are dominating big time but can’t finish. Doku is miles better than leao. Leao is scared to play and lacks initiative and confidence.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Lukaku scored

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

The pass from debryune shows exactly what hakan is missing, vision when passing forward

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Nvm offsides

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

ok np hopefully it will mount to something before the match is over

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Belgium just scored. Doku literally makes Belgium a better team, no doubt. In fact Doku and debryune have been the best on the field. I mean I am truly blown away. He plays on stare rennais. I think he cost like 22-24 mil. If Milan thinks salamakers is good, they need to get Doku, he will bench him instantly

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

yeah i can see belgium won 2-0 and as denmark won 4-1 it means denmark qualified for next round.. Sounds like an interesting player but doesnt really know much about him myself but he has a valuation in transfermarkt of 22 mil and is only 19 so propably would cost above 30 mil so would also be a completely different kind of deal than what we got saelemaeker for but if he is as good as you say then i wouldnt oppose a deal either i just doubt that we would invest 30+mil on a so young a player currently… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

I don’t think stade rennais will ask for 30. Hopefully that valuation is a release clause. But the longer the euros go, the more his price will go up. If we go for him now we might be in luck, at least inquire about him. Man I’m telling you I was extremely surprised by him. The fact he’s there and not salemakers says a lot, especially with the year milan had

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

The valuation was from transfermarkt and wasnt a release clause and as the player is 19 and just renewed his contract in oct 2020 untill 2025 is why i believe the demands would go beyond 30+ml as that would make the most sense from that perspective. Combine that with he is a great talent + belgium international i seriously doubt he would be sold at his current valuation. Only scenario where i can see him getting sold at market price would be if rennes was in dire need of quick cash due to bad finances but i have no idea… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

When did he renew, he just joined that team last year. Him and salamakers were teammates at anderlecht and we decided on salemakers instead lmao. Our scouts must not be as good at scouting offense if they thought salemakers was better. And that’s a small team so it could be possible still. However, waiting for the euros to end won’t help us. We were actually linked with buying him last summer and ragnick wanted him at Milan. Seems like Milan once again struggle to make the right decision. I’m sure he went to rennais for dirt cheap to

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

sorry misread his profile on transfermarkt due to him joining october 5th 2020 and signing a five year contract. He was signed for 26 mil euros so its safe to say that they wont sell him for below 30 mil in my view and propaably would demand closer to 40 than 30 mil if at all in any interest to sell him. Nathan you simply cant compare the two as milan paid 3.5 mil for saelemaekers loan and then paid the same ammount to finalize the transfer a year later and you compare the two when rennes paid 26 mil.… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

Oh damn, didn’t realize they actually paid that much, probably wouldn’t cost less than 30. Shit we can give them leao and maybe 5 mil. We can use hauge and rebic on the left, we desperately need a rw. Leao and Roman and samu need to be sold. We have back up in cb and lw but rw has to be a primary focus. They want to spend too much on a cam when cheaper options are there. Man Milan basically decided to be cheap instead of getting a player who’s better. And since when can Rennes spend more than… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

I just realized, Doku is playing and Salemakers is not even on the team. Doku could be the answer. Both players are Belgium and that could help with bringing him to Milan. Doku is head and shoulders above salamakers

Ashraf
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Agreed doku is upgrade

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Ashraf

I was amazed at what he was doing. Idk what Milan’s plans are, but if we didn’t have scouts watching this game, then I feel sorry for us! Doku is a hidden gem, and we desperately need a rw like him

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago

I just read that Milan were actually linked with Doku last summer. Him and salemakers were on the same team and yet our scouts thought he was better? Also ragnick wanted to bring him to Milan as well. Have Milan seriously forgotten about the guy? Also again, we really should have gotten ragnick. Doku and szoboszlai would have came. Cam and rw would have been covered already.

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Ragnick would have came. Ibra would have left along with Kjaer. Meaning. We dont even sniff champions league this upcoming season. But hey. As long as we get your wish list of players right? I get it. You’re upset. I am too. I am more upset that these players didnt sign a 1 year deal and let us monetize them. Gigio is a snake, and Hakan, well. I dont even care that he is gone. Never liked the guy or his attitude, and he confirmed that by going to Inter. However. We are now re linked with Belotti, Ziyech, Van… Read more »

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

Yes Ibra would have left, and the chances of resigning gigio would have been better bc I can guarantee you that raiolas plan was if zlatan can get 7 mil, gigio can get 10-12. It was a obvious tactic. Not sayin the same outcome wouldn’t happen, just saying the chances would have been better. Also gabbia and kalulu have shown to be good already, I’m not worried about our defense. What part of its our attack that is ass, isn’t registering? Don’t forget with ragnick we were linked with upamecano as well. Our team would have been better bc a… Read more »

Philldadon1899
Philldadon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I understand mate. Pioli demanded De Paul. Gazidis said no. You keep blaming the wrong people. Considering doing his job with both hands behind his back Maldini has done exceptional.

We are being linked to more and more players now, James Rodriguez being one of them. We will bring people in. Just wait it out. No need to get mad at things we cant control.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  Philldadon1899

Bro I already said de Paul was unrealistic. Outside of upamecano, ragnick was linked with players that made sense. James R wages will be too high. What’s his form like even? Haven’t heard anything about him in a long while. Again, why get James when we can get pessina back? Or go for Brandt, someone with upwards potential. Why are we looking at players past their prime still?

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

He sells jerseys. Milan is keeping money tight right now because they just submitted another proposal for a stadium. Their finances need to be on point. It makes sense again if you understand economics

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

A big no to James. I watched a lot of Everton games last season. Can’t stay on the pitch for 5 consecutive games.

King Kaka
King Kaka
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I’m with Phil on this one. This is a blog for fans to raise their views but there’s no prize for being right. Losing Hakan and Donaruma for free was bad management. Playing around with Calabria and Kessie renewals is shaky management at best. Our attack 100% NEEDS strengthening. Let’s see where we land at summer’s end and then cast judgement.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
1 month ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Believe me when I say I take no pleasure in being right about Milan’s misfortunes. I’d love to be wrong about them. But this is the same thing that happened last summer. Literally the same shit is going down. Renew zlatan before players with a real future such as calabria and kessie. Being linked with many players but not acting on it. Talk about youth but when too youth are available, we bypass the chance. They claim we don’t have the money and yet we go for players who cost 40-50 mil when we can get players for 30 and… Read more »

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
1 month ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Thank you. You have proven yet again you have no idea how negotiations work. Zlatan will probably retire at the end of the year. Kessie will be renewed using the money next year that we won’t be spending on Ibra. We sit here as fans and have no idea the knowledge of finances that is coming thru to our directors up high. We didn’t let Donna go. We didn’t let Hakan go. Raiola wouldn’t even sit down with maldini 2 years ago and was doing the same thing now. It was impossible to sign the guy. 2 years ago this… Read more »

Raztaman
1 month ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

So true. All they can do is just whining or ranting. lol..