Official: Çalhanoğlu leaves Milan and joins Inter on a permanent basis

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Hakan Çalhanoğlu at Inter. (inter.it)

Hakan Çalhanoğlu has signed a contract for three years with Inter, the Nerazzurri club confirmed today.

After flopping in the EURO with Turkey, Çalhanoğlu today completed his move to Inter, leaving Milan after four years.

The contract of the Turk was due to expire on June 30 and the player could not come to an agreement with the Milan directors over a renewal, demanding a higher salary than the one Milan were willing to offer.

Inter, who were on the market for a replacement for Christian Eriksen following his incident in the EURO with Denmark, found a deal with Hakan and today the official announcement arrived:

“FC Internazionale Milano can confirm that Hakan Çalhanoğlu has joined the Nerazzurri. The 27-year-old midfielder has signed a deal with the Club lasting until 30 June 2024. #WelcomeHakan”

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TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
3 months ago

Such a small trophy room. I hope he enjoys qualifying for the CL just to play in the Europa league year after year.

JCM
JCM
3 months ago
Reply to  TruRossoneri

It will need a pretty big trophy cabinet to fit 19 scudetti and 3 UCL trophies though..

TruRossoneri
TruRossoneri
3 months ago
Reply to  JCM

Well I’m only describing what I see and it looks like they have all their trophies on this table. I can see all the 3 CL trophies there and some serie a and other insignificant trophies. And it isn’t a big space.

Serpent of modinna
Serpent of modinna
3 months ago

Now that you are gone (hakan) I trust the management to use krunic to replace you, hope milan 10 enjoys krunic being the starter at the club because he ain’t leaving and he is not going to ask for a big pay rise the perfect player that fits the management system to save enough money

dan
dan
3 months ago

hahahaha we do hate Krunic. He is certainly not a starter but he can be useful, specially now that we will play more games. We should be able to beat lower table teams with 7-8 starters and the other 3 player some krunic type.

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago

ya’ll shit all over krunic too much, but he is more loyal than both Donnarumma and Calhanoglu. SMH

dan
dan
3 months ago

Good Riddance. I’m not going to say he was the worst or our best player. He was exactly that, sometimes good and sometimes bad. We need someone more consistent. Good luck Inter!! Enjoy the occasionally great game and dont complain about the other 80% of the games he disappears. I hear rumors of James Rodriguez. He’s good but injury prone. what do you guys think? James and Diaz as our 2 CAM

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Nesta1
Nesta1
3 months ago
Reply to  dan

He’s a good player, wouldn’t mind him to be honest

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  dan

I’d use the pre-season to determine if Maldini.Jr is any good while looking for valid replacement.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  dan

van de Beek, Castrovilli, Pessina, Pellegrini, Olmo, Nkunku, Vlasic… all great options, young and filled with potential. the Italians will be the cheapest, the 2 out of 3 being in their final year of their contracts and Castrovilli coming of a mediocre season, though Nkunku imo would be the ideal choice, but 30-40M will be asked for him for sure. Berardi is definitely a must and hopefully after Locatelli’s 50-60M sale, Sassuolo will be more likely to accept the formula Juve used for Chiesa, that would be a true masterstroke from Maldini and Massara.

Last edited 3 months ago by Deku
Karese
Karese
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

I don’t like berrardi , he’s at his peak . He’s a one dimensional player. We should get zaniolo or Ikone . For that price,We need creativity.

Ashraf
3 months ago
Reply to  Karese

Zaniolo is injury prone and slow while ikone and castilejo are same players no end product no concentration no crossing for both players

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Ashraf

Agreed. Adam Ounas from Crotone is an excellent RW and he’s cheap and only 24yrs old.

So, no to Ikone and Zaniolo. Milan will most likely focus on Adil, Ounas and Berardi.

Ashraf
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Agreed Adam is my player that little guy is world class am telling u milan should bring him now before it too late

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Karese

Zaniolo is CAM, not RW. He’s a captain and a leader which we lacked in 2nd half of the season, where Ibra was missing most of the time.

Nino
Nino
3 months ago

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Another piece of average shit that Fassobelli+Montella+Li brought to Milan. The damage those idiots did to Milan is monumental. Once Montella saw money, he just acquired players foolishly and let go of those who played with their hearts. Locatelli started getting less game time with the arrival of Biglia and Franck Kessie who really is the only justifiable signing. By the Gattuso came and spent his first half season, Locatelli had dipped and when Gattuso asked for Bakayoko, he felt he wasn’t going to get game time. It’s a shame that he asked to be… Read more »

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  Nino

I’ll be sure to let Maldini and Gazidis forward your recommendations to Pioli when I fly to Milan next month on my annual business retreat. I’ll tell Hakan he’s a mean and selfish player. But if I happen to bump into Raiola I’ll send him your best regards. lol

Simonsays
Simonsays
3 months ago

No matter how you look at it. This is bad busines. We have champions league games coming up and we lost 2 starting players on a free transfer. I don’t think iv seen that before.

Broke or not elliot have to give Maldini the extra funds to fill the two spots striker and right wing and now CAM.

This is unfortunat but it’s time to put money on the table and sort this emergency

Last edited 3 months ago by Simonsays
ivanpippo
ivanpippo
3 months ago

so Milan 10’s favourite player finally shows his true colors: a greedy,ungrateful and a liar kind of player..acted like he wanted to focus on the Euro when it was only his sly tactic to try and get offers from other clubs,lol..even he didnt tell Milan management about the offer from MERDA..where are you Milan 10? you must be very proud with this reincarnation of rui costa lol

SJF
SJF
3 months ago
Reply to  ivanpippo

Let me step in
“Milan 10 mussings for 21 – 22 season”
Andre the giant is the greatest finisher in German football blaa blaa blaa

Paqueta will be captain of Brazil and Balon dor winner blaa blaa blaa

Hakan why did you leave? I love you. Your doing so great at inter with 3 goals and 5 assists in the season. We shud have payed you 6m to do nothing.

My guess is Milan 10 has joined an Inter forum to support Hakan!

Last edited 3 months ago by SJF
Gems
Gems
3 months ago
Reply to  ivanpippo

Has everyone seen the u tube video of hakans greatest shits haha it’s a real beauty
Good riddance u Piece of shit

Ted
Ted
3 months ago

Well boys now you have to improve your image again after Hakan and Donna fiasco (sure they are lowlife goldiggers), meaning – close the damn negotiations for Tonali, extend Kessie and Calabria goddamn contracts and get us some reinforcements for crying out loud! I completely understand FFP and the gentleman’s agreement with UEFA but we are back in CL after 8 years and this is the worst start to mercato since Galliani sold Ibra and Silva! Instead of acquiring players we are losing them!

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Il Presidente also wants a pay rise. Wait till he finds out Milan will only go as high as 4M before he joins Juventus for free damn!

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago

So far in our 2021 mercato, 13 striker names are reported for AC Milan to have been linked, or rumored, to be in contact with are as follows: 1. Andrea Belotti 2. Dusan Vlahovic 3. Patson Daka 4. Gianluca Scamacca 5. Giacomo Olzer (renewed) 6. Olivier Giroud 7. Rodrigo De Paul (no longer) 8. Hakim Ziyech 9. Giacomo Raspodi 10. Amine Adli 11. Arkadiusz Milik 12. Sasa Kalajdic 13. Roman Yaremchuk Keep in mind that the mercato is only beginning so this list can only thicken or slim down. Milan have indicated they cannot rely on Ibrahimovic alone up front.… Read more »

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Dwayne k27ism

You missed Dzeko, he or Giroud will be the 3rd choice ST coming in to replace Mandzukic. Adli is CAM, so is Olzer, Ziyech and de Paul, idk why you placed them as ST. so we are left with 8 candidates you listed plus Jovic, which you omitted. out of the 8 candidates left: Raspodi has declared his love for Inter, Vlahovic after Gatusso’s departure is an actual target but he’s rated 60M which is way over our current budget, Patson Daka is basically a Leicester player, Belotti is cheap and good option, plus he’s a Milanista, but he’s small… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by Deku
Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

Thanks for the correction. Noted just as well.

Milanellofm
Milanellofm
3 months ago

Their trophies fit on a table. Ours needs a whole room. In all honesty you can’t blame them for getting him for free, but if they are planning on selling lautaro for him then what kind of statement does that make as scudetto champions? They’re going bavkwards. Now is the time milan need to show their true intentions. Signing someone like ziyech, James Rodriguez, lemar would mean we’re serious, plus berardi. After losing two main players for free, we need to show that we want to win the scudetto and go far in the league and it was no fluke.… Read more »

JCM
JCM
3 months ago
Reply to  Milanellofm

That’s a pretty big table to fit 19 scudetti and 3 UCL trophies..

Alexander Ezra Levin
Alexander Ezra Levin
3 months ago

Bullets don’t fly without gunpowder. To go forward we needed canon fodder. Thats what hakan & gigio are. I have no regrets at all. Donnaruma’s episode was overdue for an ending, hakan was a 25% efficiency player, only 1 year in 4 played okay. His dip in form was part of our problems too. Inter are getting a mentally weak player who can not impose his personality on a game.

Abulefon femi
Abulefon femi
3 months ago

You are correct, read my lips, we will beat inter blue and black this forthcoming season. I don’t see much about this hakan, hakan is just an average player, believe me if he renewed his contract with us, dias will send him to bench next season but now he have left and gigio, we can have our peace and have plan for next season. Believe me maldini will give us an upgrade in cam

dapito
dapito
3 months ago

agreee… and look at euro cup, he did nothing for his team… hahahahaha, congrat inter, you got clown…

dapito
dapito
3 months ago

yeaaah thx Maldini… we kick one bad player again… seriously, as long we had some bugs in team, we never got champion…

JaRossoneri
JaRossoneri
3 months ago

Just because we qualified for the UCL doesn’t mean we can immediately start spending like PSG. We are competing with clubs who literally qualify every year. Kessie, Calabria, Theo, maybe Romagnoli, all require us to spend very soon…Hakan is not Kessie, not Calabria, not Theo, not Rebic, his performance simply didn’t justify the salary he was demanding. Brahim was the better CAM towards the end of the season. If we focus on management’s actual words, and stop taking every low tier source as if it were communication from the club, we would understand the strategy…Giroud plus a young striker (I… Read more »

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  JaRossoneri

Ibra alone already pockets 6 millions per season. You actually think Milan would get Giroud who expects at least 4 millions a season and on top another striker for 20-25 miilions? I don’t see this happening

JaRossoneri
JaRossoneri
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

I don’t either, but that’s not my point. I was trying to differentiate between rumours and what the club has indicated as their transfer strategy.

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  JaRossoneri

Media is indicating all of this, the only strong and probably realistic link Milan has is with Giroud.

Ink
Ink
3 months ago

Lol why is Mirabelli throwing a hissy fit in the media xD
Trying so hard to stay relevant!

Smart piece of business by Milan. Let shinter suffer the enthusiasm and hard work on the pitch of the Free Kick Kid.

KR3
KR3
3 months ago

The traitor has become my enemy who does not play for the slogan of our club, let him go

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
3 months ago

This is our management in last few years: – Swaping Caldara with Bonucci – Buying Piatek & Paqueta for 70M, letting them go for 40M – Selling the clearly talented Andre Silva – Selling the fan favorite Cutrone and destroying his moral – Letting Donna reach last year of his contract and lose him on free – letting Hakan reach last year of his contract and losing him on free – abandoning our impressive youth project for gaining instant success Yes in the meantime they signed players like Tomori, Theo & Alexis but with a little patient, we would have… Read more »

Collins Frank
Collins Frank
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

We let Donna go, we couldn’t be held ransom to him and his agents forever, always asking for 120% increases every 2yrs, we replaced him with an obviously better gk by all standards, hakan is not even that great, he’s shit actually, he can be good on his good day but who can’t?
I’m not even pissed by that…
I can only wait to see his replacement!

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
3 months ago
Reply to  Collins Frank

I don’t have any problem with letting Donna go. You should read better. I have problem with letting him go on free. Two years before any players reach the end of his contract, their contract should be resolved. In this way you have two years to sell the player doesn’t want to stay.

Nesta1
Nesta1
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Collins Frank replied to a earlier post by me saying stop whining about losing Donna for nothing because who would pay 60 million for him. As you said we should have sold him 2 years ago when he refused to extend not leaving ourselves wide open to him running contract down like he did, hakan as well. By time he reads your post and mine it hopefully sinks in.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Collins Frank

It’s really facinating to me how you people are trying to convince your self in something that has absolutly no basis to be tru. Can you name at least 1 of those “obvious” standards by which Maignan is better then Donna? Donna has better rating in harder league, allready in top5 GK of the world, he is the taller GK, he is younger etc..Everything is on Donna side, Maignan is not valued even half of what Donna is valued, there is a reason for that valuation. I would really like to hear on what did you base your opinion that… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Ironic comment about no basis from someone that is purposefully quoting incorrect numbers for both Milan and Inter. You can make your points without padding them with false data.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Pls show me the data where Maignan is better than Donna. You can check both players valuation, ratings, age and anything else i brought up quite easy. Transfermarket is a good page to start for this just as a suggestion.

Last edited 3 months ago by Rossi
King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Not talking about Maignan vs Donrumma. You are (more than once) quoting 90 mil in losses for Milan and Inter recording gains in 2020 fiscal. Neither are true. I pointed out to you that the Forbes reference to -90mil is operating income, which is not the same thing as profit or loss. I also encouraged you to go directly to the source for the financial data and even posted a link to make it easy. Yet you reposted the same false information to support your point under an% different article. Worse than inadvertently stating false data though, is stating it… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

First of we are talking about Maignan/Donna here. Second in this post when people are refering to the 95mil lost, they are refering to losing Donna and Hakan on free, which together have a valuation of 95mil. It has nothing to do with whatever you are talking about. So you are mixing things up a bit. As for Forbes they are preatty credible source especialy about finances. I just pointed it to you as a source for what the other guy was claming (Who you called a troll). If you think that Forbes spreads falls info write to them not… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Ok I don’t know if this is a serious comment or not. Your comment starts by highlighting persons who make comments or believe things that aren’t true. And I pointed out that you are doing the exact same by posting false data about Milan and Inter losses. So no I’m not talking about Maignan/Donarumma. And no I’m not referring to the 95mil estimate loss from Donarumma/Hakan exits. I am referring to your quote of 90mil losses from the Forbes article. Forbes referenced 90mil negative operating income. Which is not the same thing as losses. Milan had – 90 mil in… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Obviously everyone here was talking about Donna/Maignan and Donna/Hakan leaving on free. When you said i keep posting the 90mil, i was asuming those are the 90mils you were talking about. Its uncomone for someone to talk on a compleatly different subject in a conversation than the others. I answered you in both context any way, cause it wasn’t clear for which 90mil you are talking. On this post everyone is talking about Donna/Hakan 95mil loss. But again i answered you for both just to make it clear. You accused me for false facts, even that what i said can… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

No grudges mate. Nor is it multiple accusations. Just the one. Operating income or operating profit equals net profit from operations. There are plenty other steps to go before you get to overall profit or loss position. And Milan made losses of 195 mil in 2020. That’s a fact mate. Not my opinion. And all I am doing is pointing out your error/misunderstanding. You continued to quote incorrect data and that was fine but if you’re going to tell people today that they are believing lies, then I’m simply pointing out that I found it funny coming from someone who… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Coming days later with bunch of acusations is a clear sing of holding a grudge and being anable to move on. Just in your last post you added 1more acusation, so yes its multiple acustaion and another clear sing that you’r holding a personal grudge and aren’t realy here to talk about football. I honestly forgot that you exist let alone to think about you for days. And all of that cause i send you credible data for another person that you acussed of being a troll lol. If your ego is so sensitive when people dont agree with you… Read more »

King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Rossi I thought we agreed above to move on… I tried to help you out but I’ve accepted that that was a fool’s errand. No offense, but it might be that English isn’t your first language.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

When you dont have arguments you continue with offenses. How typical. In your case, passive ones. Its up to you to move on, since i wont even respond in the same manner of trying to passively offend you or anything. Internet arguing is waste of time, so if you want to talk about football to me talk, otherwise don’t bother. And if you still hold a grudge than that is your problem that you have created for your self.

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

Maignan was ranked 1st place in numbers of clean sheets throughout last season beating the likes of Oblak, Navas, Mendy, Ederson etc. Donnarumma wasn’t even on that list. That’s one of biggest achievement for gk, a European golden glove winner.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

If those clean sheets where his own doing like Donna who has saved as multiple times in 1on1 situations then why hasnt his value went above Oblak or Donna ? Clean sheets depend on the defence just as much and on the tactic of the team etc. I dont think there is such a thing as European Golden glove by the way, i think its every league for it self (Corect me if wrong). But any way if you take the 5 big leagues in Europe only and you only compare the clean sheets in the league than yes he… Read more »

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Here’s actual stats

“The best goalkeeper on clean sheets is Mike Maignan from Lille. Like Ederson, Mike Maignan has 16 clean sheets, but Mike is better on other parameters. Lille’s goalkeeper conceded fewer goals (17 versus 20), made more saves (62 versus 47) and has more save percentage (79.5 versus 78.3)”

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

Yea that’s from their league matches only, Ederson has more clean sheets all in all. But as i said cleen sheets depend on other things as well. Ederson is not valued as much as Donna either btw. Donna 60mil, Ederson 50mil and Maignan 25mil. Maignan got 6.24 rating in Europa league and Donna got 6.39. I took the Europa league cause both players played their even in the same group last year, and both had 8matches each. In overall rating Donna again has the better rating than Maignan.

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I didn’t say he is better than Donnarumma but wanted to point out Maignan is not just someone, he’s actually quite strong gk. But let’s see how he’ll cope in Milan. Also I didn’t say there is European golden glove prize, I just made that up in order for better understanding of Maignan’s last season achievement.

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

Well thats the thing people are claming that he is better than Donna even that is evident that he is not. Thats why i asked for any one to prove that Maignan is better then Donna. They just claim that he is an upgrade in order to suit their narative that Maldini/Masara did a good job with losing Donna on free. Thats just pure delusion. Otherwise i dont have nothing aginst Maignan he is a good GK.

Gems
Gems
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Yeah well that’s why he will be getting 2.5 mil a season instead of over 10 mil a season
Obviously dickhead … but he’s the next French keeper and just beat psg to the title with most clean sheets and is a really good keeper

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Gems

Well no one said that Maignan isn’t good. They claimed that he is better then Donna… tnx for giving one more argument to why he obviously is not better than Donna. Just lower on the swearing.

Robert
Robert
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Agree

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Spot on. No matter how you look at it losing 95mil down the drain in any business is a failure. The other things that you mentioned are just a plus.

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Wow. This isn’t fifa where you go into a negotiation and you get right to the agent. Losing Donna is due to Raiola. Not Maldini. Whether it was 2 years ago or now. Raiola wouldn’t even sit down to discuss a contract with maldini unless it started at 12 million. So how would you have liked maldini to sign him and then sell him! It’s not possible. It takes 2. Also. 2 years ago this team was a disaster. So we again had no leverage to make him stay. You people need to realize this isn’t a video game. These… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

And who said that his contract had to be extended or that he had to stay ? If he didn’t want to extend two years ago Milan should have sold him back then. Soheil explained it perfectly above, but you ignored it. Thats what every normal team does with players who dont want to extend. I honestly can’t remember of another team that has lost two starters on free at the same time. Its definetly Milans fault that they let the contracts saga drag over the years. Thats bad managament which in the end costed us with two starters leaving… Read more »

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

That’s the most obtuse way to look at it. You nor I know what was said. For all we know Gigi told maldini he would re sign. And then didn’t.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

If Gigi told Maldini that he will resign two years ago and then didn’t, than its Maldini fault for not selling him when he didn’t resign back then. Thats why good managments either renew the deal or sell the player two years before the end of his contract.

Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Ok you obviously have your own opinion. Maldini is a legend. Period. And he hasn’t failed us. I’m just his second year we made champions league. Yet here you are calling for his head lol.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

Absolutley Maldini is a legend as a player. As a Director not so sure, i will wait till end of July to see how things go with this management, before i call for their heads lol.

Nino
Nino
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Basically, let’s examine the affair critically. Two years ago how much would Donnarumma fetch if he was on the market? The problem was he and his agent knew what they were going to do all along. Raiola knew that no top team would buy Donna and pay him a huge salary. Do the maths. Real Madrid had Courtois. Barcelona had Ter Stegen. PSG had Navas. Man U had De Gea. Man City had Ederson. Liverpool had Allison. These were the likely destinations. Bayern won’t buy him. No team in Serie A would buy him. Not Juve, not Inter. Milan always… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Nino

Good examination. Donna was worth around 50-55mil two years ago. We could have easily get 30mil even 40mil back then. That would be below price but still really decent. A lot of top teams would have want to get the most promising GK under price. Two years ago Real, Chelsea and PSG were asking about him. Our positioned weakend with each passing year ofcourse. I think Psg offered us something like 25-30mil 3years ago or something like that to let him go. Donna is a snake and a gready person, we all know that. But we also know that those… Read more »

Nino
Nino
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Again, ask yourself: who was in charge of transfer two seasons ago? Note that Elliot just took over at that period and replaced Fassobelli with Leonardo who brought in Maldini. Then Gazidis was brought in and we all know the friction between Gazidis and Leonardo which eventually led to Leo leaving. Boban came in to replace Leo and there was also a change of coach. Gattuso left and Giampaolo came. Eventually, Pioli replaced Giampaolo. Tension rose between Gazidis and Boban over Ragnick and Boban left. Basically, too much drama off the pitch that probably distracted everyone. Just for the avoidance… Read more »

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Nino

I understand what you are saying, the thing is that being new to the job or trusting Donna/Raiola for so long could have all been avoided if we had proven experienced management. Milan is a big club and is not the place for rookies to learn along the way. Simply cause in a big club the stakes are to big. If some team in seria B/C for example lost two starters that would have been no big deal, but at a club like Milan it is a compleatly different story. The mistakes in big clubs cost a lot more and… Read more »

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I disagree with you on this Rossi. Its not bad management as our directors were positive initially about securing the renewals, we were all fooled really. When our directors knew what was happening, it was in the midst of the season and they risked unsettling our young team by making sales in January, so they decided to keep the matter private so as not to distract the team from their objectives and their plan worked, we qualified for UCL. Also, trust me, no team would have paid 60mil for Donna or 35mil for Hakan this post covid era, so let’s… Read more »

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
3 months ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

So any other team in the world is playing Fifa beside us who are in reality league? I can’t remember any team who lost a world class goalkeeper on Free transfer. Maybe I’m also playing fifa! i don’t know.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

you oversimplify, the management was put off guard, so were everyone else. He kissed the badge, cried when he was confronted, was even given the UCL… He’s a snake and that’s it. We got Maignan for pennies, we can move on.

Last edited 3 months ago by Deku
Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Sounds like it. Gigi lied to everyone. Maldini was under the impression he loved Milan ans would sign. Raiola had other ideas.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Phildaddon1899

exactly. asking for the captain armband, kissing the badge, saying how he’s dream is playing under us, crying when fans confronted him… then PSG comes with 12M offer and off he goes…

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Piatek and Cutrone have played worse each season after leaving Milan. Andre Silva shone in Sevilla and I agree it was a bit of a premature move to sell him, but we got Rebic in return and the guy has been a great addition. Without Donnarumma we wouldn’t have gotten into UCL. Chalha on the other hand could have been gotten rid of in january and we could have gone all in for Szloboszlai. Paqueta and Locatelli are the only moves I truly regret.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

And what about Cutro stats for us? You know he had the highest goal/minutes ratio in last 10 years for us? We sold him to get Leao who already was proven that isn’t a natural goals scorer but people here believed he is the next George Weah. You only see his performance after he left but the most important thing was his performance in our shirt

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

that’s some brittle mentality if you ask me. I’m perfect at Milan, but I’m way below average elsewhere. He wasn’t able to play in Wolves, Valencia and Fiorentina… I think the 18M we receive for him looks like a coup atm. Plus he was entirely a profit.

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SOHEIL
SOHEIL
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

So based on your thinking, Sheva was also a bad player. Amazing in Milan, Bad at everywhere else?

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Yes, indeed. Sheva and Cutrone are the same. Don’t use “based on your thinking” to twist someone point into your favor, just makes it more obvious how much you try hard to win arguments here.

Gems
Gems
3 months ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Yeah Andre silver 28 goals in 32 games in bundesliga this season …..ouch
Another locatelli style regret right there

Jay
Jay
3 months ago

So who’s the replacement Mr Krunic ?

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  Jay

Don’t give my boy Krunic undeserved shit, he’s more loyal than both Donnarumma and Calhanoglu combined. That alone has my respect.

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  Dwayne k27ism

Why would Krunić blackmail Milan, he hit a jackpot landing Milan contract. That’s the best he’ll achieve in his career.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago

I would prefer to replace Hakan with some young promising player. That type of player would cost less than already established AM and may need some time to start producing the goods. But it is a risk worth taking. We may end up with having a top AM in some time if we develop the player right and not just keep him on the bench for Krunic. The alternative is some one like Zacarini or maybe even Krunic, since we cant afford anything more than that. My pick would be Lovro Majer from Dinamo he looks really good and would… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

I don’t think that’s a good idea. Milan need someone in their prime who has champions league experience like Hakim Ziyech.

Adam Ounas from Crotone is a very exciting young player who can play as a winger RW & LW and he can also as an AM. He’s also only 24yrs old.

If Milan get Ziyech then we should definitely go for Adam Ounas for the RW position since he’s young, versatile and very skillful.

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Ziyech is great, but he wont be below 40mil. I mentioned cheap alternative since we hear all the time that we cant spend. Ounas is not bad, but i would preffer Adil. Ounas already failed at Napoli. Adil might turn out to be something special. Both of them are cheap tho less then 10mil prob. Both are bringing some risk tho since they are not well proven players like Ziyech for exmp. What do you think for CF ? I would prefer Jovic from Real on a Loan with option if we cant get anyone else. He might find his… Read more »

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Ok, I understand what you mean. But Chelsea is trying to offload Bakayoko and they might offer us a good deal since we have interest in both Ziyech and Bakayoko.

We did good business with them for Tomori so we might find favor with Chelsea.

As for CF, I’m not a fan of Jovic. I also don’t think he fits what Pioli wants. I think Giroud will arrive including either Yaremchuk or Saša Kalajdžić. In my opinion these strikers are really good options.

Nesta1
Nesta1
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

I’d take kucka bk as a cheap option, I always felt he would be missed as a squad player. Totally different attitude than Donna, hakan, he gave everything everytime he played. Cover for kessie and he’s a underrated player too. Technically sound can score outside box, never stops running, relentless in tackling.

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
3 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

To be honest I think we should move on from players like Kucka. He was decent but not all that good. He’s also older now too.

Bakayoko is a good option especially since he’s familiar with playing alongside Kessie and playing in a 2 man midfield.

Donny van der Beek is the better option in my opinion though because he can play DM and AM.

Milan should sell Pobega. He’s not good enough.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

not good enough? he played in the worst team of Serie A last season… But I think we might be forced into selling him to raise funds. 15M would be an amazing financial gain.

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Completely agree with you ZionTrain. Sell off our young players but attach future re-buy clause in their contracts somewhere. If that happened with Locatelli tho… different story.

SJF
SJF
3 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

Your dead right, hes perfect back up for Kessie. He was a true warrior for us

Ashraf
3 months ago
Reply to  Rossi

Napoli don’t want to sell Adam ounas they keep holding him and they never let him chance to prove himself am sure that guy is special player

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Ashraf

For 8mil he is definitly worth the risk. I did some quick check, his playing rating for club is quite close to Berardi. Ofcourse Berardi played in a better team and is the player around which Sasuolo build their game, he takes set pices as well. So Ounas has a good chance to match up Berardi performances if he is in a better team.

Caesar
Caesar
3 months ago

We actually need to stop being petty you know! Lol.. Milan is a business establishment, on the other hand Hakan is a business man. Both parties are looking for how to maximise profit, if Hakan feels Milan can’t help him grow financially, he is on his right to look for another employer. Hakan is not a charity organisation that should just stay at Milan to massage our egos. As far as I am concerned I don’t blame him for going to a club that offers him a better pay. It is up to Milan to step up and do the… Read more »

Meer-1
Meer-1
3 months ago
Reply to  Caesar

True it’s our management which messed up at first place….they should have sold him earlier. His contract ran down he is free to demand and go when the signs were already there that a divorce was possible…..Same with dona from the start of 6 m contract being 17 or 18 how mino was reacting then and how management went to block him off….they should have sold him too because the guy never moved without asking mino last time around it was his family who held him back he was too young inspite of all this there was hue and cry… Read more »

Caesar
Caesar
3 months ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Fact! We lost great funds because our management wasn’t proactive enough.

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  Caesar

Valid point there my man!

dejan10
dejan10
3 months ago

Well I defended him over some over the top criticism on here but now I’d like to say…. good riddance Hakan. And Donnarumma. And anyone else who wants to move to a crappy club like PSG or Inter just for the money.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

I can tell with absolute certainty that PSG will never win UCL, at least not in the next 7-8 years.

dejan10
dejan10
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

You’re probably right. If they haven’t won it already when are they going to win it?

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

the games against Bayern and City proved that teams aren’t just about super stars. City as well, lost to Chelsea of all teams, no one could have ever predicted when Lampard was in charge. Real’s Galacticos era as well, should have won everything… Barca became nothing after they destroyed their La Masia and started buying Dembeles and Griezmanns.

dejan10
dejan10
3 months ago

What’s depressing me 100x more than Hakan is seeing Locatelli is now close to freaking Jube. I knew this would happen. Thanks to you know who: the genius tactician of freaking grinta.

Dwayne k27ism
Dwayne k27ism
3 months ago
Reply to  dejan10

Sucks, I know. There was a video when he was in our Primavera yet and Berlusconi went up to him and shook his hand. Fast forward to present and he is no longer a Milan player.

dejan10
dejan10
3 months ago
Reply to  Dwayne k27ism

If Berlusconi had still been president I’d have loved to have seen Berlusconi tell that idiot coach to play Loca, just like he did with Capello and Savicevic.

Watchmen
3 months ago

As I said earlier…..It seems no one is seeing the positive. When Donna left we got a better replacement,Hakan leaving has now changed transfer plans…now management will have to spend.

Another thing is players leaving like this will let management understand that u can’t put a cap on performing players salary. Football is business, and you have to pay to keep your best players.

So let thank God for this happening now it will force them to make moves whether they like or not

Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  Watchmen

No no, you meant management will now have to spend where they did not plan to. That’s the problem. There’s not much in coffers already and now they need to go and spend additionally to get someone of similar quality or better than Hakan. That is easily 30 millions. Or if they try and get a loan with option like they are used to do and they already have Diaz on loan for that position… AC Miloan

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

you prefer Mirabelli aproach?! he’s the reason why we are currently in this mess. only Kessie worked out of all the transfers he made. we Andre Silva as well, but he started playing in bundesliga.

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Ted
Ted
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

Where did you recognize anything about Mirabelli in my comment? I just said that this was not planned to happen and Maldini and co. probably didn’t plan they will have to spend on that position as well. You can see they were prepared with Donnarumma with immediate replacement in line. But Hakan caught them off guard with his decision. Now they will need to get adequate replacement for him which is easily 30 millions. Or a loan but then again who’s available? My pick would be Van de Beek from Manchester if possible.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

AC Miloan, pissed me off. I have complete trust in Maldini and they have been making amazing strides each season.

King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago

If management pledged 50 million for remaining transfer budget, which 3 signings would you prioritize?

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Berardi for 30M (simply a must), Yaremchuk for 20M (1.91m, buff, classical 9 who will grow tremendously under Shevchenko and Ibra) and sell Leao and spend that sum on some high quality CAM: Olmo, Nkunku, Pellegrini, van de Beek, Vlasic, Pessina, Yazici, Castrovilli. most preferably Olmo and least preferably Castrovilli in the order written above.

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Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

Pessina could potentially cost only 5-6M for us. so even Daxalt fee is enough + 2M.

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Meer-1
Meer-1
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

Sassuolo value him at 30 to 40m….if that’s the case we need to shell out 15 to 20 m which is isn’t bad if we convince the player and Offcourse if we spend

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  Meer-1

after Locatelli’s sale, they will have plenty of cash, so we can ask for Chiesa style deal. 2M this year, then 8M and finally 20-25M during 3rd.

Meer-1
Meer-1
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

That Sassuolo guy is tough nut to break

King Kaka
King Kaka
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

Not a fan of selling leao but agree that cf, cam and rw are essential. What’s a little worrying is coverage at cm, lb and rb also are critical. So at least 6 signings are needed. Even with the high number of penalties we got last season I still think we were 15 goals or so short of where we need to be. And as inconsistent as Hakan was, that’s a portion of them gone out the door so I am really hoping we focus across our front line.

Deku
Deku
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

I would bet on Hauge more than Leao.

BANTON
3 months ago
Reply to  Deku

I bet on both….Leao need counseling..they are both the future

DonMilano
DonMilano
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Adam Ounas/Amin Adli, Brahim Diaz, Yazici

Milanito
Milanito
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

I would prefer that we continue with the youth project and invest that 50 million in these few players whom imo would immediately strengthen our team next season. 1) Adam Hlozek CF $17 mil A young striker with bags of potential. Can play across the entire forward line. Definitely a position that needs to be filled and at18 yrs old I think this kid has what it takes. If we can land Giroud on a free then it would be even better for the young striker to have to quality experienced mentors. 2) Orkun Kokcu CM $12 mil The 20… Read more »

milan4lyf
milan4lyf
3 months ago
Reply to  King Kaka

Berardi first of course. our RW has been non existent since the beginning. If there is one must have transfer this season.. it should be Berardi. Will cost us 30/35 mil. Then Yaremchuk. he will cost us about 20/22 mil. We can get him on loan. So far he is literally the best striker we can get in that price range. And I personally think 25 mil is a bargain for him. Good arial threat, good finishing, strong, hungry and always a goal threat. Perfect striker to fit Ibra’s shoes. Consistently scoring 15+ goals in belgian league for last three… Read more »

Ted
Ted
3 months ago

I am still convinced that Bennacer should take over this role in the hole with Tonali and Kessie holding the midfield. Bennacer and Diaz are quite similar players, except for Ismael being more compact holding the ball. He reminds me so much of Verratti.

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Phildaddon1899
Phildaddon1899
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Same here. And I think veratti is one of the best in the world. That’s saying something

Nesta1
Nesta1
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Rumours we looking at James Rodriguez, 10 ~20 miilion. Good player but only played 26 times last season for Everton which is a bit worrying injury wise.

Meer-1
Meer-1
3 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

I guess we should seriously consider Isco as well the problem with both guys are their salary….and I can bet both will be attracted by Milan since they are playing in champions league…..but we shouldn’t have lost thauvin…..he would have been perfect on right wing

Nesta1
Nesta1
3 months ago
Reply to  Meer-1

Yeah, did he go China or somewhere, weird that one. But on the other hand I thought he was a bit like suso, think we benefit more with someone quick like ikone or adli if we can’t afford ikone.

Meer-1
Meer-1
3 months ago
Reply to  Nesta1

He went to Mexico of all the places….I thought champions league is a big attraction but well ppl have their choices….about Adli I think the player is keeping us on hold may be he is not sure about the Milan move….ikone and Berardi both will cost tons

Rossi
Rossi
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted

Bennacer, Hauge, i hope Tonali as well if we get him. Pioli should try out players in Hakans place during preseason. There is a lot of potential in this team for filing Hakans role.

Ross Oneri
Ross Oneri
3 months ago

If it was not for his inconsistencies we would have won the league. I’m not sure about a lot of you but I never like him that much. He is lazy, Ozil type of player.

Nesta1
Nesta1
3 months ago
Reply to  Ross Oneri

He scored 3 goals all season and asked for more millions, unbelievable! If he was putting stats up like de bruyne or bruno fair enough, far from it. When we bought him he was suppose to be a free kick specialist as well, I can’t remember him scoring more than 2 lol. Inter can have him, diaz probably a upgrade if he starts season like he ended it.

Oluwashevy
3 months ago

I just need good players to fit in and make the squad competitive and our bench should be solid to fit in any kind of much I heard the away goals as been abolished but I don’t know if it’s going to do more good than bad to football because I feel teams are used to that but in life change is constant

Gems
Gems
3 months ago

It’s bad business and a shame these 2 shit heads didn’t take the offer on the table and resign
And walked away for free
But it is what it is
and we have to move forward .
At least we are weeding out shit heads like these 2
Traitors from our great club
Forza Milan

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
2 months ago

PSG will bench Mbappe If he doesn’t renew (if the right offer doesn’t arrive).