Official: Messias joins Milan from Crotone on a two-year permanent deal following a one-year loan

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Junior Messias officially at Milan. (@acmilan.com)

Junior Messias will keep wearing the colors of the Rossoneri.

The Brazilian arrived from Crotone on loan with option to buy last summer and the club decided to keep Messias.

Yesterday the 31-year-old was at Casa Milan to sign the contract and today the official announcement arrived:

“Milan is delighted to announce that Walter Messias Junior has joined the Club on a permanent basis from Crotone FC. The Brazilian forward has signed a contract with the Club until 30 June 2024. After making 32 appearances and scoring six goals in the Club’s title-winning campaign, Junior will continue to wear the Rossoneri shirt.”

It’s believed that keeping Messias costs Milan around €4 million. His presence does not stop the Rossoneri from pursuing reinforcements in attack, such as Hakim Ziyech and Charles De Ketelaere.

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SJF

Worth keeping the lad.
But ffs we have signed Florenzi and messias
Inter have signed bellanova, lukaku, asllani, onana, mhikitarian etc etc

We have some serious catching up to do
Not to mention juve looking much stronger with recent signings

We won serie a during a week season, enough rumours and talk, sign the bloody players we need before nobody decent is left

Milanito

They are the ones who have to play catch up, not us. We’re campioni d’italia. It’s that simple. And if you think that the present Milan squad isn’t strong enough to be capable of retaining the title, then I honestly don’t know what team you’ve been watching the last two seasons. Don’t get me wrong; I think that any opportunity to improve the overall quality of the team should be a priority but we mustn’t forget that we have a very strong team that hasn’t reached its full potential yet. There already seems to be three new additions to last… Read more »

Coach Seedorf

Thanks milanito!! Very well said. M&M keep amazing us. Imagine agreeing a 10m+ deal for Renato Sanchez? These are just amazing deals. Adli has some Zidane touch in him and he came for just 8mil. Kalulu was just 500k, wow!!! Won’t be surprised to see a deal for Ziyech with option to buy at 5-8mil lol, that will be absolutely crazy though lol. I can’t see M&M paying 20-25mil for Ziyech, that would be absolutely strange. I love how they get very good players for cheap and Pioli tremendously increases their value

Deku

Are selling him right away or are we keeping him? If 2nd, then are we selling Saelemakers?

Milanito

He deserves to be bought outright even if he’s sold on for some small capital gains. His contribution last season has merited such a reward.

Thank you and congratulations Messias.

Coach Seedorf

He deserves to be kept. Don’t forget that was just his first season with us. He will do better this 2nd season. Saladmakaus should be sold or loaned out. If we don’t need the money, he should be loaned out so he can improve on his end product as he is really poor in the final third and shot accuracy

Milanito

There’s some good argument for him to be kept in the team for next season and I myself wouldn’t be against it, but if it was a choice between him and Saelemaekers then I’d have to choose the latter to stay. Even though it was his first season at the club, we can’t forget that he’s 31 and practically new to the highest level of the profession. There’s no denying that he performed admirably last season with some decent but vital contributions, but so has Saelemaekers. As a matter of fact, Saelemaekers has been pivotal to the team’s tactical approach… Read more »