Milan bought a couple of players while bringing others on loan with options to buy in a transfer market that saw the Rossoneri shopping in France and losing key men for free.

After qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in years, Milan went into the transfer market with the idea of strengthening the squad of coach Stefano Pioli. After losing Gianluigi Donnarumma and Hakan Çalhanoğlu for free, and with a rather limited budget at hand, Milan still managed to conclude some transfers and give Pioli a competitive team for the 21/22 season.

Fikayo Tomori and Sandro Tonali were both bought out after their loan spell last season, while Brahim Díaz also stayed at the club, joining again on a two-year loan – the same formula used to sign Tiémoué Bakayoko. With the exception of goalkeeper Mike Maignan and to an extent Olivier Giroud, all the players that signed this summer were brought to provide better squad depth for Pioli.

Yacine Adli was signed from Bordeaux, but he will only arrive in Milanello next summer as the club chose to leave him on loan at his current club to further develop and play consistently.

The full list of arrivals can be found below, with the transfer fees as they were reported in the media:

Player NameRoleAgeArrived FromDetails (fees unconfirmed)
Mike MaignanGoalkeeper26LillePermanent deal, five-year contract, €13m + €2m bonuses
Fikayo TomoriDefender23ChelseaPermanent deal (bought-out), four-year contract, €28.5m
Sandro TonaliMidfielder21BresciaPermanent deal (bought-out), five-year contract, €7m + €3m + Olzer
Olivier GiroudForward34ChelseaPermanent deal, two-year contract, €1m + €1m bonuses
Fodé Ballo-TouréDefender24MonacoPermanent deal, four-year contract, €4.2m + bonuses
Brahim DíazForward22Real MadridTwo-year loan (€3m) + option to buy
Alessandro FlorenziDefender30RomaLoan (€1m) + option to buy (€4.5m)
Pietro PellegriForward20MonacoLoan (€0.5m) + option to buy (€6m) + bonuses (€1m) + 15% of a future sale
Tiémoué BakayokoMidfielder27ChelseaTwo-year loan (€0.5m) + option to buy (€15) which can become an obligation
Junior MessiasForward30CrotoneLoan (€2.6m) + option to buy (€5.4m) + bonuses (€1m)
Yacine AdliMidfielder21BordeauxPermanent deal, €10m, will stay on loan at Bordeaux for one season

Milan also sent away some players: besides the Donnarumma brothers and Hakan, Mario Mandžukić also left after his contract expired. Marco Brescianini, Lorenzo Colombo and Tommaso Pobega all went out on loans, while Diego Laxalt and Jens Petter Hauge ended their paths at Milan.

The full list of exits can be found below, with the transfer fees as they were reported in the media:

Player NameRoleAgeWent ToDetails (fees unconfirmed)
Gianluigi DonnarummaGoalkeeper22Paris Saint-GermainEnd of contract
Antonio DonnarummaGoalkeeper31PadovaEnd of contract
Hakan ÇalhanoğluMidfielder27InterEnd of contract
Mario MandžukićForward35Free AgentEnd of contract
Marco BrescianiniMidfielder21MonzaLoan deal
Diego LaxaltDefender28Dynamo MoscowPermanent deal, €4m
Giacomo OlzerForward20BresciaPart of the Tonali deal
Lorenzo ColomboForward19SPALLoan deal
Mattia CaldaraDefender27VeneziaLoan deal + option to buy
Jens Petter HaugeForward21Eintracht FrankfurtLoan deal + obligation to buy for €12m
Tommaso PobegaMidfielder22TorinoLoan deal
Yacine AdliMidfielder21BordeauxLoan deal
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Oluwashevy
24 days ago

Mercato was a success so boys make us proud best of luck

Bush
Bush
24 days ago

8/10

Oluwashevy
24 days ago
Reply to  Bush

8/10 is a good one compare to last season and financial issues

Deku
Deku
24 days ago
Reply to  Oluwashevy

7/10 although financial difficulties RW and CAM were necessary. Castillejo, Conti weren’t sold and Pellegri came for no reason. Rebic or Leao would have been way better for cover. Hope this can be fixed in January. Berardi would make the best sense, since he wants himself to move to a better team and Pellegrini is just a beast, so underrated. Him becoming our new N10, would change everything.

Malvankakaweahshevacafunesta
Malvankakaweahshevacafunesta
24 days ago

8 out 10 for me too.. I think messias will be the big surprise.. he has abit of rivaldo in him hes gonna surprise us!!!

ZionTrain
ZionTrain
24 days ago

No complaints. Was expecting a marquee signing like Berardi or Bernardo Silva but it is what it is.

Getting Adam Ounas would have been nice in the final hour but Napoli is hard to deal with.

Florenzi will be used as a RW mostly and Mesias will be used as an AM even though he can play RW too.

Ac milan
Ac milan
24 days ago
Reply to  ZionTrain

Nah, Mesiaas will be used as RW/ST, the dude got speed and can dribble.

Last edited 24 days ago by Ac milan
BANTON
24 days ago

Mark this ..Junior will be called to Brazil and even play in world cup.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago
Reply to  BANTON

Would he have still gone there if we would have gotten Zeich, or somebody else we preferred over him?

Serpent of mondinna
Serpent of mondinna
24 days ago

Our gk, defence and cm are well strengthen but our attack has gotten weak

Terry
Terry
24 days ago

I disagree. Giroud is a good place holder for Ibra. Diaz has stepped up. Messias is a step up from Samu. I feel once we get some chemistry, we will see a very dangerous side

Cyrus
Cyrus
23 days ago

Inter needs you more

Alexmilan55
Alexmilan55
24 days ago

Also Chaka Traore, 17 years, LW, from Parma, already 3 games in serie A, a very good prospect. A good transfer session, I am pleased and full of hope. For me, Messias is a very good player

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
24 days ago

I’m pretty disappointed in our offensive market. If we make top 4 again, I expect them to revamp the offense. I don’t want to see any defenders linked with this team. Also for fuck sake can these ppl give kessie a new contract. We can’t sell him now. Him and the agent have all the power here. They can ask for more money and we have to play him bc he’s too good to sit the bench.

Ac milan
Ac milan
24 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Here is how we can talk to him. No contract? No play time.

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
24 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

With Krunic stepping up and Baka joining this is a real possibility for us now.

Ac milan
Ac milan
23 days ago
Reply to  Rosso Joburg

Exactly

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

Yep

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
22 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

I agree. Same for Roman. We should not be a club that prepares players for their next team. We need to develop the players that want to be a part of this club. Not players that want to use Milan as a stepping stone

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
22 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

This is Milan. They don’t have the balls to do that. Plus we need him to make ucl. It simply is a no win situation for us

SJF
SJF
23 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

The right wing is our main problem still!!
We bought Adli for 10m, Messias for 8m and Florenzi for 5 or 6m.
Surely we could have spent that money on 1 decent player who can play RW!
Or at least kept Hauge and played him there, he has 2 goals from RW already for Frankfurt!

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
22 days ago
Reply to  SJF

Exactly! We could have gotten tete from shaktar Donetsk for the price of those 3 and he’s miles better than them with ucl experience. And hauge should have stayed. I kept saying he can play rw and cam but a few morons here kept saying I was wrong when they haven’t watched him anywhere but at milan

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

I think it’s not too late to sell Kessie, but it will definitely be hard. But he definitely doesn’t have all the power. We could, for instance, bench him until his contract situation is resolved. At least now we have enough backup to do such a move.

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

We could bench him but I seriously doubt that. We need him to get ucl and the ppl in charge don’t have the balls to do that.

Milanito
Milanito
24 days ago

I would have to give this mercato a 6 outta 10. Definitely would have gotten a 7 if we had been successful at getting Faivre`s deal over the line. All in all, a decent job by Maldini and Massara.

Good luck to all the players and may you all make Milan proud!

Christian the Macedon
Christian the Macedon
24 days ago

How can we evaluate the transfer market if we do not know the targets this season, if they are: 1. Qualification in the Champions League next season and at least 3rd place in the Champions League group this season then okay, it is good, but if we are looking for the Scudetto and one of the first two places in the Champions League group then is dissatisfied.

Ac milan
Ac milan
24 days ago

They already stated the target is to qualify for CL. That means top 4 in league. That’s it.

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
24 days ago

Be realistic. We are back in Champions league for the first time in 7 years and you want top 2? This is a process. IF we can get back repeatedly in champions league for next few seasons it will still take around 3-4 years before we can think of challenging.

Christian the Macedon
Christian the Macedon
23 days ago
Reply to  Rosso Joburg

I agree with you brother, that’s why I say we had a good time in the market if we do not set unattainable goals. Top 4 finish is priority and nothing more (maybe Italian cup trophy if we are lucky with draw)

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
23 days ago

Personally, I think best thing would be to finish last in CL group. Inter only really started doing well in league last year when they could focus on that solely.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
24 days ago

The players we signed are good. Maignan is an absolute delight. Tomori is amazing. Tonali is progressing. Baka loves Milan and he will play his heart for us. Massias is 30 years old but he has the mentality of a young & hungry player. Giroud is definitely our best signing. The negatives for me is not being able to sort out Kessie & Roma’s contract. I don’t want another Donna & Hakan Saga. If they want to leave at the end of their contract, sort it out now. Direct and simple. Us knowing that they wanna leave means we can… Read more »

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
23 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

You know, Gabbia trains with the team, is not like he is rotting on the bench literally speaking. 3 points marks the difference, we cannot gamble on inexperienced players.

Bakayoko is a reserve player, Kessie and Ben are our starters with Ton needing all the minutes he can get. Bakayoko being a completely different player he might bench Ton in some games depending on the situation.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
23 days ago

Gabbia was an amazing starter for us last season and he is a great alternative to Kjaer. Similar players. Playing with their brains. I see more potential in him compare to Roma who is also a great defender. We also have the young Kalulu. He showed us his talent in a critical stage last season. He will be even better with less pressure. Baka is in par with Kessie and Bennacer. Better in some areas. Weaker in some parts. He was our best midfielder two season ago. No players is above our team. No one. I said it last season.… Read more »

Last edited 23 days ago by SOHEIL
Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
22 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Amazing starter is an overstatement. He is good but it’s not solid, he needs playtime a loan would’ve been great, but Kjaer is not a young man so he will get some minutes.

Kalulu should be considered a RB IMO, I’m not in Millanello maybe Pioli is training him as a CB. He is still too green.

Maldini added depth to the squad, the starters will be the same. Gabbia, Kalulu, Maldini are not ready

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
22 days ago

I said that based on his ratings in the first few games, last season. He was one of our best players. Until he got injured and Roma got back.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
22 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Soheil, youngsters often do well, that’s until there is enough footage showing their weakness

Umesh
Umesh
24 days ago

We should look at how other team have done and not just us.
All teams have strengthened better than milan
Milan is more or less same as last year
If we lost Hakan we have gained in terms of Giroud
Looking at Napoli Roma and Lazio all finished below Milan and all have made good additions to their squad
This year also we will rely on good start and hopefully some luck to qualify for champions league
What ever happens in champions league this season will be bonus.

Mr.Milan
Mr.Milan
24 days ago
Reply to  Umesh

From statistics given,Milan and Roma has spent the most in Seria A. Milan has spent over 70 million on transfer this season. Also, with FFP situations,we were able to do some important strengthening in some areas that were needed. I’m sure that this team will do extremely well in Seria A and the Champion league this season.

Niels8
Niels8
23 days ago
Reply to  Umesh

Roma and Lazio are unpredictable with their new coaches. The remaining top teams also improved, but not that ahead of Milan. Unlike last year when I could only see Inter and Milan challenging for the title, the competition is more open now.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
24 days ago

7 starters were secured. Very nice mercato.

Ac milan
Ac milan
24 days ago

Our mercato is so good and people do not realize it. We are only behind the likes of PSG, Chelsea, City.
The only player I do not yet to like is strangely Adli, however, he is young and it was cheap to get him. So I would give a 8.5 out of 10.

Deku
Deku
23 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

You like Pellegri and Toure and not Adli??? Strange…

Ted
Ted
24 days ago

My only concern is they did not reach an agreement with Kessie but that’s more due to player’s or his agent’s demand. I think…

Agustinar
24 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Kessie should sign the contract

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
23 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Milan may not be on the same league than PSG, City, Chelsea and Bayern but Milan is Milan. If he thinks he is bigger than Milan he can leave. Bakayoko will do just fine in his place. I’m sure that the management will look for other options for a cheap alternative. We are doing great considering that the president built a team for EL. Pioli and the boys are overachievers, the priority remains the new stadium. Every penny should be saved for that goal. Milan is not selling the likes of Kessie, Calabria, Theo, that’s important, we might let them… Read more »

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
23 days ago
Reply to  Ted

Bigger concern is Romag. With his shark agent swimming around I think this was madness to not sell for a non starter. That said he surprised me when he renewed last time.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
23 days ago

I’m sure all of us can come up with some players we would have liked to sign for us but overall im satisfied and think we overall improved as a team.

If im gonna rate this mercato id say around 7-7,5.

Caesar
Caesar
23 days ago

I have this strong conviction that milan will come out top of group be in this UCL.. Liverpool couldn’t beat a 10man Chelsea team at home and Athletico was only able to salvage 1point at home against villareal courtesy of a dying minute own goal. This is to say the 2 favorite teams are not so formidable as everyone may think.

SJF
SJF
23 days ago

I think our market is a 6 out of 10. We retained players we had already. Replaced Gigio with a good keeper but it’s not an improvement. We got some cheap cover for full backs, no improvement there. Bakayoko is an improvement in MF. Hakan not replaced. No RW signed. Giroud is an upgrade on Mario but it’s a short term fix. Pellegrini?? Why? We let a good Rw go in Hauge. We didn’t sell conti, Krunic or Samu. Romagnoli and Kessie have not signed contracts. In summary, we have signed a big bunch of average payers. Instead of a… Read more »

SJF
SJF
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

The match against Cagliari was a great performance, but they were very poor.
Come January we need to invest

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

I beleve donnarumma overall has more promise due to his young age but if you look at maignan i think he is an improvement if we look at his technical qualities and also seems like the better player in the sense of how he distributes the ball forward, Add to that he also seems like a faster and more agile player in how he reacts on the goal line. When that is said from the looks of it gigio seemed more confident in handling high balls but i think overall maldini did a magnificent job aquirring maignan and that at… Read more »

Last edited 23 days ago by Martin Bernhard
SJF
SJF
23 days ago

I like maignan, the management did well there.
Still it’s not an area of improvement imo.
He got a hand to the ball for the cagliari goal, gigio size and strength would have kept it out.

Pellegri (auto correct)
He has done nothing in 2 years at Monaco.
K. Jorge or our own Colombo are better.

My main frustration is the lack of a RW which is always our weak point.

Had we signed K.Jorge and Faivre I think we’d have more options than pellegri and messias. Or even kept Hauge.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

Well as i said i dont see him as an improvement overall but he has some sides to him that i nevertheless think are better than donnarummas. Well maybe if he had been taller he could have gotten that one but its not like he isnt a tall player at 1.91m and infact donnarumma is actually only 5 cm taller. I’d argue that he is an adequate replacement but a top aquisition due to his price and quality. Well glad we got pellegri and regardless of his 2 years of injury worries he is still a great young talent and… Read more »

SJF
SJF
23 days ago

Hopefully Messias does well. He is a great example for our young players who have had everything on a plate (Leao).

He clearly has talent and can run with the ball which is needed.
However he is very 1 footed (left) and has very limited experience.
So I wouldn’t expect him to tear apart seasoned C.L defenders like Van Dijk.

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

Maybe not but he certainly proved himself in serie a last season so he will propably do as well here as he did there and to my knowledge actually scored against some of the big teams in serie a. Overal i think he will propably come as a pleasant surprise.

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

We are a very young team with potential to grow. A 24 year old Theo should be better than a 23 year old Theo. That goes for most the squad baring our strikers. That is the strategy of Elliot and Milan atm. After Tomori and Tonali buys we were never going to have enough money to get everything we wanted.

SJF
SJF
23 days ago
Reply to  Rosso Joburg

That’s a fair point. They shud grow.

Still think the money we spent on Adil, Messias and Florenzi shud have gone on a good RW.
Add to that whatever money they could get for Samu.
There is no excuse for us having no RW.
It was the 1st position we should have addressed, not the last.

We have loads of players for centre defense, full backs and midfielders.

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

My maths has that as 11.6m this year for the loans/buys and 22m in total. I fear the kind of RBs we could get for that would not be that big an improvement. Even though they are not great we do have 2 RW. Having watched Samu for 3 seasons I can understand why there is no real market for him. We do not have a LB so Florenzi was important. I also think this was a backup RW play. 2nd ACM was also very needed. Personally I love the Adil deal as a move for the future as after… Read more »

Fra
Fra
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

I just don’t get what some of the fans including you are talking about.. I’ve always seen mentioning RW in the comments, but for a second nobody pays attention that if the management thought they need a RW at least they were risking to get one (even someone such as pellegri, ballo toure or messias with doubtful potential quality) so when this didn’t happen and when you look at the team offensive tactics we really don’t need a great RW.. in my opinion, in pioli’s Milan every offensive player switches position and everyone must be able to play everywhere which… Read more »

Jay
Jay
23 days ago

This mercato will ensure us a top 5 finish and CL spot (though Jan transfer is coming).
Elliot just needs finance by cup qualification , make money the Arsenal way.

Calm down
Calm down
23 days ago

I can say not all the moves I’m satisfied with, well hard for anyone ever to with a transfer window but I will gladly take this one. I’m especially very happy with the move of Florenzi. I believe he’ll win that RB position if given enough time there. Calabria is good enough but not as clever and compact.

Btw why are some including contract extensions when rating the transfers?

SJF
SJF
23 days ago
Reply to  Calm down

Because if Kessie and Roma dont sign contracts they will be free to negotiate with other clubs in January.
Therefore this was the last chance to sell them and bring in funds.
I hope they stay

Nino
Nino
23 days ago
Reply to  SJF

How do you sell when nobody came to buy? Did you hear that Milan turned down offers for Kessie and Romagnoli? Most of you guys just complain all the time. All the club linked with Kessie want him to wind down his contract so they can sign him for free. Besides, Kessie did not say he wants to leave. Now, if he eventually choses to leave he would have done a stupid thing which Donna and Hakan did. Those two never came out straight that they wanted to leave. But I hope Kessie is a man of his word and… Read more »

Last edited 23 days ago by Nino Divino
Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
22 days ago
Reply to  Nino

Agree with you completely, I have no sympathy for PSG with Mbappe. He says he wants to leave and will now leave for free. Decision was in PSGs hands. Unlike snake in the grass Dollar who repeated said he was interested in staying and loved Milan only to then say he wanted a new challenge and it wasn’t about the money (I wonder what PR company came up with that nonsense). However, I think there would have been offers for Kessie if it was known he was on the market and we were ready to sell. Many teams are in… Read more »

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
23 days ago

I am very happy with this transfer window, the only minuses are losing Hauge, not selling Castillejo/Conti and then not dealing with Kessie/Romagnolli contracts. Kessie is asking for weigh too much though. We have 2 players for every position now, Messias is a very good addition to our squad regardless of what some of us here think of him. He was brought in for the right wing though he is a natural CAM, i think CAM will be alternated between Diaz and Maldini/Messias, RW will be between Messias and Salamakaus. Overal a good Mercato, if we had this squad last… Read more »

Nino
Nino
23 days ago

Just wondering what happened to some great guys on the platform from time. The likes of Kourosh, Pa Ibra, Arash, Jibola, Sheva, even Ink has not been regular…

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
23 days ago
Reply to  Nino

Kourosh has been posting a lot recently on sempre milan and ink posts here a bit here and there even though not as often as previously.
In regard of arash, are you talking about the syrian guy who i believe lives in australia ? that fella posted a lot on goal back in the days,

Nino
Nino
23 days ago

Yeah, Martin. We rocked Goal.com a lot back in the day, before they changed the outlook of the website to this present design. I remember, Joe Pallotta too…

Martin Bernhard
Martin Bernhard
23 days ago
Reply to  Nino

Yeah it was a great ac milan community and spoke a lot with joe, arash and darko there as well. Would be great to hear from them after all these years but i have no idea what they are up to nowadays.

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
22 days ago
Reply to  Nino

Hasowayne also, remember him?

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
22 days ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

Milanista 121, I miss the man

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago

We spent around 75 mil while our total squad’s net worth dropped by something like 10 mil compared to last season. That says everything about this mercato.

Ac milan
Ac milan
23 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

This is after 2 snakes went for free? Realistically, our value went up.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

I’m afraid not, quite the opposite my friend. That’s not how the real world works. A player’s value does not depend on how much his personality is rotten – Dollaruma was the MVP of the Euros, and one of the top talents in his age group. Loosing him for free can never be a good thing, no matter how much we would all like to believe.

Alexmilan55
Alexmilan55
23 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

We lost him for free because he wanted to leave, because he didn’t want to show some respect for the club that grew him. Milan couldn’t pay him 10-11mil wages. The only mistake is regarding the retard chapanoglu, but Maldini didn’t trust in him, didn’t think he deserves 5 mil wages. And he was right. Regarding Kessie, he doesn’t deserve more than 6,5-7 mil wages. It’s already too much

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago
Reply to  Alexmilan55

Remember we could’ve given him a contract with a 40 million release clause (and roughly the same sallary); there were many ways to handle this, and we probably should have started a year and a half ago. There’s a reason you don’t see such a valuable player at his age go for free very often (I can’t remember of a single other example off the top of my head)

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
23 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

I don’t think the real value of a squad is based on what transfermarket says. Look at Atalanta and you see how wrong this stats are. We lost around 70M on both snakes (as you say) so considering that we are somehow better compare to last season.

It’s really strange that this comment is coming from you 🙂 normally I’m the nagger!

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
23 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Forget about transfermarket mate, forget about Atalanta. There clearly is no questioning the fact that a squad’s quality level directly corresponds to its market value, even though there might be discrepancies here and there. How much do you think Dollaruma (+Hakan) is worth? I would say Dollaruma is between 80-100, and Hakan 15-25. Now think what you could have done with that money, or even half of it. The management were hot for Zeich? How about city’s Silva? All suddenly become affordable. It’s not about nagging, it’s about looking at things they way they are. We did some good deals… Read more »

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

80-100. There has to be someone willing to pay that much. There are only around 10 teams in the world willing to have that level of keeper and the associated costs. And they are all already taken. I think you can half that amount in reality. In truth he was a luxury that Milan could not really afford. Many other gaps that money could be used for. Milan would never have gone for that pricey a keeper if he hadn’t come from our academy. Despite that 60-70m would have funded all our operations this market. I am surprised we have… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago
Reply to  Rosso Joburg

Fair enough, I would be happy to collect 40 million for him. Still way better than 0. I remind you that a contract with a 40 mil release contract was proposed by Raiola. With 40 mil you could probably get Zeich for instance.

But I don’t think the solution could be handled these past summer. In truth management had to do something about this already a year and half ago, yet they dropped the ball.

Rosso Joburg
Rosso Joburg
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

I think many contracts were proposed by Raiola. I also believe they were all stalling tactics by him.
Kind of like we’ll talk after the Olympics.
Agree with you that contracts should be done at least a year and a half before expiry. Now there is blood in the water and possible offers will start to come in.
I pray we’ll start to see renewal for Theo, Kjaer and Bennacer happen soon. Better add Leao to the list before he starts to play better (one can always dream right).

Ac milan
Ac milan
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Do not forget in order to sign the snake, we need like 35mil (his contract + his agent fee.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Consecuences of one of the worst decades for this team. We are not a top 10 team in Europe. Donnarumma is top 3 in his position if you ask me. Hakan is just an asshole.

The situation it’s not like when Suso and Paqueta left. We got quality replacements. I think Diaz has what it takes hunger, desire he wants to be a star. Hakan thinks he is a star already.

I’m satisfied with our policy, Milan calls, negotiate with the player, but the club is bigger than anyone. We don’t sell our stars

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago

No, its not mate. Apologies. Give another example of a young player with his talent going away for free. There are clubs way worst off than us, even in our worst year. Yet you would be struggling to find a similar example.

I find it surprising how much explaining this requires, no offense. Its like people are begging not to open their eyes. I love Maldini more than anybody here, and probably one of the few who actually saw him play live. But you got to call it the way it is.

Riccardo Montolivo
Riccardo Montolivo
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

What would you have done? Break the bank so we can have Donna and Hakan happy? Everyone would be demanding a raise.

Ac milan
Ac milan
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Mebbape is going to be free.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago
Reply to  Ac milan

Madrid was willing to offer something like 140 million for him this summer. He has yet to go for free, but if he does it’s indeed another example. Mind you the psg are famous for burning cash; somehow ffp doesn’t apply to them

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Your point is very valid but what is done is done. I don’t think any team would bid 100mil for Donnaruma, cos teams are covered already in that dept. Don’t forget that even as a free agent, Donnarumma didn’t get picked up immediately cos teams were not looking in his direction. Covid affected everyone, teams that can afford him are covered in that area. PSG eventually picked him up and didn’t really offer him much compared to what we were offering, yet he is warming their bench right now, perhaps he was picked up for the future as he is… Read more »

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Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

Mate, this should have been handled a year and half ago, not this summer. Remember Riola proposed, for instance, a contract with release clause of 40 mil. And there are several other solutions.

What is done is done, indeed. But this whole thread is about our summer market which is done. Hence, the reason I’m bringing this up. And sure, we need to move one. But not mentioning this as if our mgmt is the Chinese government, above all scrutiny, is ridiculous imo.

Ignoring a problem will only make you repeat it.

SJF
SJF
22 days ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

No one would pay 20m for Gigio? Come on!
Man Utd need a goal keeper

Coach Seedorf
Coach Seedorf
22 days ago
Reply to  SJF

I repeat no one would pay 20mil for Gigio this summer. When Gigio became free for over 2 weeks where was your so called Man Utd? Allegri said he was okay with his goalie and didn’t go for Gigio. No one can forth for Gigio until PSG stepped up to sign him and put him on their bench. My point is, even if we had extended his contract by a year with 40mil release clause, he would still have run his contract down and left for free. He didnt come out openly to say he wants to leave, what do… Read more »

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago
Reply to  Coach Seedorf

He definitely was a deceiving bastard no doubt mate. Next time we need to assume that’s everybody’s plan (screwing us and leaving for free), and act accordingly.

SOHEIL
SOHEIL
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Oh I agree about how they fucked up. I don’t agree about us getting weaker.

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago
Reply to  SOHEIL

Soheil mate, I think our starting 11 got weaker (essentially the only change is Maingan instead of the snake); our squad indeed is stronger because of depth and our various options for subs. Also, the have a year more of experience playing together.

In fact, due to the weakening of Juve and Inter, I see us as a major scudetto contender this year.

SJF
SJF
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

I agree about the squad having more depth but our first 11 being slightly y Gigio leaving.
A good RW would have been a big upgrade

Baresis Dream
Baresis Dream
22 days ago
Reply to  SJF

Exactly. The RW is the most obvious place to improve

Nathan Graegin
Nathan Graegin
22 days ago
Reply to  Baresis Dream

Ppl won’t understand what your saying bc they are glad we signed a few average players. Mike is a fantastic keeper and I’ve been watching him for a while now. However, he’s not at donnas lvl plain and simple. Hakan also added value despite being garbage. However, ppl that just look at stats don’t realize this and his numbers make him look better than what he was. All this contributes to the over all team. The owners are seriously stupid and don’t get that you can’t sell the team at the highest price when you continue to lose world class… Read more »

SJF
SJF
21 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

When Gigio walks out the door that’s 50 to 100m wiped off the value of the club. As you say B.Toure, Florenzi, messias, Giroud have little or no future value. Diaz and Baka are on loan. We need to hold on to young talent, use loans and buyback options. Create value and strengthen the club Also sort out contracts. Heaven forbid we lose Theo, Bennacer, Kessie for nothing . Remember when Juve sold Zidane? They bought Buffon, Thuram and Nedved. I would like Milan to hold on to their best players but if you get offered 100m for Gigio you… Read more »

Mario
Mario
20 days ago
Reply to  Nathan Graegin

Let see… On one side, we have an owner who are worth billions of dollars, while on the other side, we have a nobody who complains and whines everyday, call people idiots, and can only dream of owning milan. Who’s the stupid here i wonder