Romain Faivre will not join Milan this summer, and it’s reported that his attitude angered Brest so much that they’ve decided to not sell him at all.
Milan are looking for reinforcements in attack, especially in the area of the right winger and trequartista, and their number one target in recent weeks has been Romain Faivre of Stade Brestois.
The Rossoneri had their evaluation of Faivre and stood firm with their offer. However, as reported by Gianluca Di Marzio and Milannews.it – this offer was not enough to convince Brest, who decided to keep the player.
Milannews.it revealed some of the backstory behind Brest’s refusal and decision to apparently take Faivre completely off the market and not sell him. There are two reasons for the failure in closing the deal: the first relates to the economic aspects of things – Brest initially wanted €18m, before dropping to €15m plus bonuses. However, Milan offer €10m and then €12m + €3m bonuses – not enough.
The second reason, perhaps more important than the first, concerns the actions of the player. Faivre chose to not travel with the squad of Brest for their match against Strasbourg on Sunday, despite being called up. This decision infuriated Brest – from the management to the coach and the teammates. Romain thought that this would push Brest into accepting Milan’s offer, but it proved to have done the complete opposite and only complicated matters for Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara.
The waters now seem to have become polluted and there’s little reason to believe Brest will change their decision. Milan miss out on the 21-year-old and will now look at other profiles.