Official: Pellegri joins Milan from Monaco on loan with option to buy

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Pietro Pellegri at Milan. (@acmilan.com)

Pietro Pellegri has officially become the first #64 in the history of Milan.

A third young striker to back up Zlatan Ibrahimović and Olivier Giroud was in the plans of Milan all summer and today they made the arrival of this striker official.

Pellegri joins the Rossoneri after a complicated spell at Monaco, where he failed to make a name for himself and sustained several injuries. However, Milan believe in the player’s talent and think he can be useful under Stefano Pioli.

“Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Pietro Pellegri from AS Monaco FC on a temporary loan basis, with the option to make the deal permanent, which becomes an obligation if certain conditions are met,” a statement on Milan’s website reads on Wednesday.

“The player will wear the number 64 shirt. Born in Genoa on 17 March 2001, the young forward made his Serie A debut on 22 December 2016, at the age of 15 years, during the Torino v Genoa match. Pellegri made 33 appearances in Serie A (nine), Coppa Italia (one), Ligue 1 (22) and the French Cup (one), scoring a total of five goals (three in Serie A and two in Ligue 1).”

It is believed that Milan paid €0.5m for the loan of Pellegri, while the buy-out option is for €6m + €1m of bonuses if Pellegri scored 10 goals + 15% of a future sale to Monaco.

After signing the contract at Casa Milan, the 20-year-old spoke to MilanTV:

On the move: “I only have positive feelings because I’ve returned to Italy and joined a great Club: Milan. It’s certainly an opportunity to redeem myself and return home to Italy.”

On Milan: “When I was a child, my father passed on a passion for football to me. Playing for a Club that has won so many trophies and is one of the greatest in football history is amazing. I’m coming here with a great desire to grow and improve.”

On playing with Ibra and Giroud: “I’ll try to learn as much as I can by watching my fellow strikers who, in Ibrahimović and Giroud, are certainly great Champions. I’m here to learn and improve.”

On his style of play: “I really like to attack in behind and burst into space.”

On his family: “My family is everything to me. They’ve really helped me and have been at my side during difficult and great moments. Family is everything to me. I can’t wait to start and train alongside my teammates.”

On reuniting with Ballo-Touré: “I wrote to him before making everything official, and he also strongly advised me to come here because it’s a fantastic and professional Club.”

On what he remembers of the old Milan: “I remember Ronaldinho, Inzaghi, Ronaldo ‘il Fenomeno’, Seedorf, Pirlo… I was young when I watched them play. I had stickers of them and played with them on the PlayStation. It’s a dream to play for this Club.”

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Serpent of mondinna

Among all the young attacker in the world, this is the best maldini could offer to us, 2 goals in his whole time in Monaco, he is better at getting injured than scoring, I just hope he prove me wrong because I don’t expect much from him at all.

BANTON

Don’t worry Mr Inter…He will prove you wrong by scoring you…you know what I mean.

Serpent of mondinna

Sorry who are you

Michael

Appreciate for once

SJF

K. Jorge was cheaper and better. This makes no sense

Raztaman

Kaio Jorge only wants Juve, not Milan. Move on bro!

Cocor

Just get a midfielder pls I am tired of bringing new names every days

Oluwashevy

I don’t even understand this transfer self no good name coming in just quantity no quality aside Giroud or maigan I read milan reach an agreement with bernerdo Silva from man city that will be an upgrade that is if we can actually pull it true not all this players coming in I don’t think we need this striker now from Monaco

Dan Ban

The transfer logic is easy to see. The kid was good in Genoa but since then has been injured often . A cheap loan and even cheaper buy price is a low risk high reward deal.
Think of it as an Italian Hauge. If he’s good , we have an option to buy him cheap and if he isn’t we send him back and not lose much.
Perhaps they thought Colombo was too raw.

Agustinar

Yes! finally official. a good long term investment

Deku

Kaio Jorge 3M and Sorloth for 2M loan + option. We get this guy…

dapito

and still we dont get AM and right wing… just the same problem like last year… and about kessie, give him new contract or sell him… please learn from gigi and hakan…

Ink

These new “Player Unlocked” theme is seriously ridiculous and not cool.
IZcoming was much much better.

Dan

You do know that was only for Ibra?

Ink

Obviously
And Tomori was ReadytoUnleash
They should do something different than this cartoonish Player Unlocked themes
Last season’s video packages for new players were awesome
This season’s really ridiculous

Last edited 10 months ago by Ink
Suracho

Great Signing by MAMA. This kid has enormous potential and only if he can stay healthy, we have a gem in our hands!

Ice yogurt

RW, AM, Bakayoko, Casti out, Conti out, pobega loan or krunic out.
Then Kessie renew or sell (new another MC?)

Mr.Milan

Smart move by Maldini and Massara. The promise of a third striker has actually been fulfilled. I remember he was an exciting player at Gemoa before moving to Monaco. Hope he regain his form so that we can make this move permanent, as we take our time to develop Colombo. Also, my head is still lifted high to receive a good, quality AM before the transfer window close.

Oluwashevy

Benerdo Silva is link to us but I don’t know how true it is if we can seal the deal it’s a good mercato and sell samu and krunic get bakayoko then we for renewal kessie and Roman I think both are in the last phase of there contract if we can’t do such I think selling will be fine instead of letting them go for free next summer but I hope kessie is renewed because he was a pillar in that midfield last season

Serpent of mondinna

Why do you have to be hoping he can regain is form, why can’t it be this guy is going to destroy serie A, and again the form he should regain is the 3goals he scored for Genoa like seriously are all of you in this blog so stupid

Milan10

thierry henry at 20: 30 appearances, 4 goals.
ibra at 20: 8 app, 3 goals.
cr7 at 20: 31 app, 5 goals.
calm ur nerazzurri tits and let pellegri have his chance to prove himself. not every player can be ronaldo fenomeno or san marco, banging goals almost every game. certainly not in serie a. support ur club (by club i mean ur beloved internazionale)

Serpent of mondinna

Don’t compare pellegri with the greats atleast they where not injury prone players, and they had far more quality and perform far better than Pietro at that age

Milan10

anyone who doesnt know that young cr7 and especially young ibra WERE injury prone clearly started watching football during inter’s banter era 5-6 yrs ago.

Serpent of mondinna

If am inter you are also because I don’t see your hakan here anymore, and you have been away from this blog for atleast a month I know you were at a inter blog and you watch inter match against Genoa you where so happy when hakan scored and assists fuck you.

Milan10

i aint a fan of hakan, i just defended him (and kessie, andriy silva, paqueta and now leao) from unfair criticisms. any regulars here (which excludes u newbie inter troll) know i said luis alberto, fabian ruiz, ilicic, papu gomez and especially de paul were at least on par with him, if not better in 2019/20. i didnt become tifoso della sampdoria or even madridista when gullit and kaka joined those clubs respectively. i didnt stop supporting milan when san marco, my all time fav player, abruptly retired. hakan isnt fit to lick dogshit off their boots, so why tf… Read more »

Ink

Nvm him, must be a troll.
I would stick with Leao criticisms though, he will (probably) not be able to shine. At least not in Milan.

And why the hell can’t I use my left and right arrow keys while typing on the comments section?

Milan10

“Nvm him, must be a troll.”
username like that? no way

“would stick with Leao criticisms though, he will (probably) not be able to shine. At least not in Milan.”
yeah well, i mean, knowing u so well, i would bet everything i own u wouldnt criticize leaonaldo, paquelme and definitely not andriy “the giant” silva if they came from milan primavera, would u mate? *wInk

“And why the hell can’t I use my left and right arrow keys while typing on the comments section?”
well, the uninitiated and those inter trolls would certainly blame maldini

dan

Some players do well in different clubs with different situations. Many players suck on one team, then destroy everyone in another. Salah, KDB, Coutinho etc are examples of players who switch and everything changed. Also, this guy is super young. He has plenty of time to develop. I’m not saying he will destroy serie A…. he might not, but then again he is young, has talent AND it was incredibly cheap to us. Great gamble.

Serpent of mondinna

Am not against the fact that he has lot of potential, but the main thing is he is injury prone he doesn’t matter how good you are, too much injury can destroy a good player career, and this guy so far has gotten a lot, which I think is definitely going to affect his game

Ink

I don’t disagree with you.
In fact I agree with your injury points. I myself mentioned it.

Ink
 5 days ago

Too many injuries has stunted him
But if he can stay fit, maybe he has a chance
I would not rate this move more than 6/10
Might have been better to give chance to primavera strikers if he is the only other financially viable option

But to me, the way you express them, make you annoying.

Ink

Oh and not to mention your cringy username.

Serpent of mondinna

Am on therapy to get raid of my anger issue, and my username is a training for my anger issue, my therapist said I should learn to accept more and stop trying to fight every time

Dan Ban

Possibly. Nobody is denying it. My point is if he gets injured and doesn’t play, we’ll send him back (he’s on loan with low salary ) . No harm no faul.
If by a miracle he stays fit. He will be an incredible bargain.
Win win

Mr.Milan

Why can’t you appreciate the efforts of Maldini and Massara when they tried to do something good? This guy was a very promising kid during his time at Gemoa, but due to the many injuries he sustained has caused him to decline in form, but that doesn’t mean he can not develop to our expectations. Anyway, your name speaks for you, which shows us that you are very deceitful and unappreciative. I honestly believe that you are one of inter fans who decides to disturb our discussions.

Ted

Kessie’s agent demands 8.5 millions plus bonus according to several reports. That’s how much he loves these colors. I’m really disappointed. Although it would hurt badly, if that’s truly the case, sell him asap.

Tolisso is available immediately and on cheap…

Oluwashevy

Just read it now kessie turn down milan offer for a new contract we shouldn’t allow Tottenham take him for free I feel he should be sold if this is the case sometimes I don’t feel to understand this players if there world are truly true or maybe it’s the agent that’s doing this anyway kessie should be sold or it should be given a contract he most not leave for free not again because I won’t be happy if he leaves for free it’s better he is sold I know we gain from it and maybe buy a replacement… Read more »

Ted

I want to be mad, point fingers on our management and Elliott and call them stingy. But if there’s a salary cap imposed and players are aware of the situation concerning salaries but still demand and blackmail, then it’s on the players. And as such, a player is never bigger than the club. Simple.

Rossi

The salary cap is self imposed tho. Its not like its a salary cap from FIFA or something. We can’t blame the players for wanthing to go in to clubs who offer them double of what they earn in Milan. So that salary cap is totally on us.

Ted

Yes it is self imposed but it’s necessary, they have an FFP agreement with football governing body that they need to respect.

Rossi

There are other ways to regulate FFP. Which i m not even sure if its still valid for us this year, didn’t we already took a punishment by not playing in EL 2season ago. However chosing a strategy that makes you loose your best players for literatly nothing, makes zero sense for whatever reason. Inter sold Lukaku to balanced the books, but they made a big profit out of it. So still they got something good out of the deal.

Rosso Joburg

Inter avoided bankruptcy by taking dodgy loans. They have so much debt they will be owned by a hedge fund soon too. Profit on Lukaku is not even enough to balance the books, just enough to operate for another year.

Rossi

I think their debt is somwhere around the 200mil mark, they made around 180mil from Lukaku and Hakimi only. So they might not be in such a bad position as Milan was. Their main problem however is China not alowing Chinise bilioners like their owners, to take out their money outside of the country. So who knows what will happen with that.

Serpent of mondinna

Well said you are 100 percent spot on, I won’t add anything, let those that are wise listen to your comment

Last edited 10 months ago by Serpent of mondinna
Cocor

It’s times to stop pointing fingers on players just grab one , today is the day to know where we’re stand in Champion League.

Ted

I cannot believe this, Inter sold Lukaku but got Džeko and are on the verge of signing Correa from Lazio. Juventus got Locatelli and I just read they were offered Ramsey – Ruben Neves swap. And we are here negotiating for the likes of Messias and Corona as Hakan and Castillejo replacements? We are indeed becoming Arsenal.

Serpent of mondinna

We are not becoming arsenal, we are the New arsenal

Ink

Indeed you (Inter) are the New Arsenal.
And, I just noticed your comments throughout the page. You are annoying.

Serpent of mondinna

Are you related to milan10, asshole mind your business this is a blog

AC Milan

Except our end product is like Man U.

Serpent of mondinna

Lol also true

Nathan Graegin

So still need a cam, rw, cf. still need to renew kessie as well lol so far things have gone exactly as I said back in June. We still have a few days in the transfer market but I’d be seriously surprised if we got anyone important. This is what happens when a team with ffp restrictions/broke waits and waits and waits to get the job done. Could have had a real cam over a year ago. Could have had a real rw last year and then use this summer for a real cf with upwards potential. But nope. As… Read more »

AC Milan

Before Zlatan came, we were in eroupa league for several seasons. Dona was with us. Now, we are in champions league. Our Gk is also great. We are improving overall, just not fast enough to us fans.

Last edited 10 months ago by AC Milan
Nathan Graegin

I’m not complaining about our gk. I said from the beginning he’s going to be great. I’m talking about the situation that led up to it. As for improving? Ya we did and now we are degreasing, especially if kessie doesn’t renew. We are gonna be in the hardest group and that’s most likely the end for our ucl year. Im also not complaining about keeping zlatan. Im saying we shouldn’t have given him 7 mil especially when gigi hadn’t renewed yet. A child could see raiola wanted zlatan to get that so they could demand more for gigi. It’s… Read more »

Mario

In what world can we have nathan the bilionaire buy milan so he can stop moaning about milan’s transfer strategy every single day. Maldini had said he has a 5 year plan and we are only getting into the 3rd year. Be patient dude!

Nathan Graegin

Ah and here we have a classic person who has delusions that Milan are going to be dominate by selling and letting our best players leave while replacing them with players not at the same lvl. I got news for you buddy. If we don’t make top 4, we won’t be getting anyone that can improve this team. We are close to losing kessie to. Ya I won’t support this nonsense but you can if you want. The fault lies with everyone in management. Maldini allowing contracts to run down instead of getting players on long contracts 2-3yrs before their… Read more »

Serpent of mondinna

Well said bro, and if kessie should leave it means our team is weaker than last season

Last edited 10 months ago by Serpent of mondinna
Rossi

Add Romagnoli next to Kessie, no news of his renew either.

Rossi

If this continues for 2 more years we will be on the level of Samdoria lol. Things have to change in the way this club is run. Giving mediocre salarys can only let you keep mediocre players.

Nathan Graegin

Exactly! In 2 years we will be in the same situation with Theo. Then a year after that we gotta hope Calabria won’t ask for 6 mil or he’s next. This just doesn’t stop with Donna, kessie, Roman and hakan(I’m glad he’s gone). Our defensive minded players are either world class or on the brink of world class amd if we can’t pay them decent world class wages, we won’t keep them.

Serpent of mondinna

You are spot on Nathan, me, you, Rossi, ted, elliotazzuri said it that, this management are not ambitious, and they should do our transfer activity early but dumbass like Milan10 and his team where insulting us, they said the mercato is still long, no need to rush and other nonsense that I can’t keep track off we where made the villan, now look the management are trying to rush everything 5days before the end let hope it works out do

Nathan Graegin

EXACTLY! Ppl were jumping out of their skin when those of us who say the truth, speak real and they can’t handle it. We are losing players and not replacing them with better players. Hell our first team isn’t even complete bc we still need a rw that can actually contribute to the attack. Shit we still need a better cf, someone who can crest chances for themselves and is faster, and a better cam to make Diaz better. But nah, won’t fix those situations. Tomori was a great buy and so was mike, but let’s be honest. Our defense… Read more »

Milan10

wow, milan is in a group with atl madrid, liverpool and porto. they’ll top the group for sure haha

Serpent of mondinna

Fuck off hakan boy

Milan10

“Serpent of mondinna
1 hour ago
Reply to Ink
Am on therapy to get raid of my anger issue, and my username is a training for my anger issue, my therapist said I should learn to accept more and stop trying to fight every time”

like joker said, all it takes in one bad day

Serpent of mondinna

You are the reason this is happening to me, you always know how to make someone angry, why are you so in marture I made peace with Martin but to do that with you is impossible

Raztaman

Milan10 write “wow, milan is in a group with atl madrid, liverpool and porto. they’ll top the group for sure haha” and u get angry with that? Absolutely inter troll. Go away!

Rosso Joburg

Prob best to get out of CL as soon as possible and focus on a top four finish which is what is really important after all.

Mr.Milan

I have just read that we have been placed in Group B of the UEFA champion league draw. This is a difficult group for us, but we can achieve qualification by preparing adequately and signing quality AM and RW players.

Nathan Graegin

Don’t expect much. Any players we get will not be starting material. Not only that, but it’s gonna take those players a few months to get used to the team, style and life style of Italy in general. It would be diff if we got real players like Brandt, ikone, tete, nkunku etc, but that’s seriously unrealistic now. Teams know at this point, teams still shopping for main players(1st/2nd team players) are desperate and will charge more money. This is why you don’t wait till the market starts to get players you need. Not players you want, but players you… Read more »