Calciomercato Milan: saving objective, between sales and loans

Maldini and Massara were among the most active on the exits front, useful for lightening the company’s coffers. And to give greater impetus to the purchasing campaign and to the contractual renewals to be defined

Mattia Giangaspero

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The big blow came, he landed in Milan, he saw himself in training and on the pitch with his new teammates: immediately assists, first accelerated, then the hat-trick in the match against Pergolettese and finally the debut at San Siro, against Udinese, arrived in the 71st minute. Charles De Ketelaere used the final twenty minutes of the catwalk to tell who he is and what he can do. The Rossoneri’s summer catchphrase therefore ended in the best possible way, but the transfer market is not over: there is still no graft in midfield and there is also the defense chapter (think of Tanganga or Diallo, with N’Dicka on the background).

Something is starting to move on the renewal front. Tomori can lead the way: the English defender has renewed his contract, which would expire in 2025, until 2027 with an increase on his salary. Still no white smoke, however, for Leao, without forgetting also the contracts on the table of Bennacer and Tonali that require an adjustment and an extension. But what makes the Rossoneri moves possible on the market, given the limited budget available, almost everything consumed to get to CDK? Attention to the accounts, with an eye on savings deriving from expenses.


Milan is constantly at work for the sales of some players who have become redundant in the team, or are no longer main in the game plots of Mr. Pioli. For some young people, on the other hand, Maldini and Massara have studied a very accurate growth plan: to monitor their own Primavera jewels (now a little grown up) by letting them play on loan between Serie A and Serie B teams. Always with a view to sustainability. of the accounts: avoid crazy expenses and focus on self-financing for purchases functional to the team’s game.


Not taking into account the savings from the non-renewals of Romagnoli (5.5 million salary in the last season) and Kessie (2.2 million salary), in addition to the downward renewal of Ibrahimovic (from 7 million received to 1 million more bonus), AC Milan, however, thanks to the official sales of Maldini (around 300 thousand euros for the salary), Caldara (around 2.2 million euros for the salary), Castillejo (around 1.5 million euros for the salary), Colombo (about 300 thousand euros for the salary), Nasti (about 100 thousand euros for the salary), Brescianini (about 100 thousand euros for the salary), Tsadjout (about 100 thousand euros for the salary), Plizzari (about 300 thousand euros for the salary) and Duarte (around 900 thousand euros for the salary) managed to save a total of 10,440,000 (considering, however, the gross indicated in the table below).

If we were to also count the Duarte card, which Istanbul Basaksehir paid 2.2 million euros (in addition to 40% on future resale), we would arrive at approximately 12.640.00 million “treasure”.

Not an exorbitant figure, true, but still fundamental for a Milan which, as mentioned, is particularly attentive to details and can also be seen from the formulas that the MM squad uses when buying or selling players: bonuses or percentages on future resale, such as it also happened for Hauge. In this regard, the last gain made by the Rossoneri club could be included in these calculations. Thanks to the victory of the Europa League by Eintracht, Milan got another 3 million from the sale of the Norwegian winger. And so the bill rises to just over 15.5 million euros.

Here are all the savings that Milan have already achieved


The transfer chapter is not yet concluded, however, because negotiations are on the table that see other Rossoneri faces as protagonists: Now that Origi has been recovered, Lazetic could leave Milanello on loan for a year (but it cannot be excluded that the Serbian will eventually remain in rose). To him can be added Bakayoko (salary of around 2.5 million euros), who is not owned by Milan and is in his second year on loan from Chelsea. The French midfielder, however, has never found space with Pioli and his loan could be interrupted sooner. An agreement is sought with Nottingham Forrest and then his adventure with the Rossoneri can be said to be over.

Finally, there was also talk of the possibility of sending Gabbia, currently Milan’s fourth defender, on loan. It is unlikely that he will have a leading role, but in any case the management focuses on him and would like to make him grow in Pobega style. However, everything will depend on the incoming market. And the future of Ballo Touré will also depend on the market (around 1 million signings). The French left-back was bought last summer for 4 million by Monaco as a reserve for Theo Hernandez. If suitable offers arrive Maldini and Massara could think of a possible sale of him, even if at the moment it seems much more probable that he will stay. In this case we do not take into account the amount of the card, but only his salary, as well as the salary of Gabbia (about 800 thousand euros). In this way, the Rossoneri would save from all of them a figure close to 8 million (always considering the gross).


Last, but no less impossible, extra cash on the players front concerns Paquetà. Although he is no longer a Milan player since 2020, the management has included a percentage of the future resale in the sale made to Lyon. In recent years in Ligue 1 Paquetà has become a leading player and many European clubs are watching him. Lyon values ​​it between 60 and 80 million and in the event of a sale Milan would get a sum close to 9/15 million euros. Other money that should be added to the previous ones. Milan’s treasury would increase by another 23 million.

With Paquetà the total nest egg reaches 40 million, without him 25: a considerable sum, which the club will then decide how to use in the last moves of the summer strengthening campaign.