CM: Milan observe Hauge’s situation as Eintracht struggle putting €12m deal at risk

By Oliver Fisher -

Jens Petter Hauge stole the headlines for Eintracht Frankfurt last night by scoring a last minute winner as he continues to impress following his summer Milan exit.

Hauge needed just 13 minutes to bag the winner against Olympiakos and strengthen Eintracht’s position in their group as the winger once again showed that the Europa League is very much a level he can excel at. Calciomecato.com writes that Hauge has disposed of the disappointment of not having stayed at Milan over the summer by throwing himself into a new challenge.

The talent of Rafael Leão and the presence of an experienced player like Ante Rebic led Milan to make the decision to sell Hauge but not because he was totally surplus to requirements, rather because it was the best solution for all parties.

Hauge had arrived from Bodo/Glimt for €4.5m and his permanent sale would generate a rich capital gain, as an agreement was reached with Eintracht Frankfurt on the basis of €10m plus bonuses that can reach around €12m.

The loan with option to buy becomes an obligation only if Eintracht avoid relegation, and at present they occupy the third-last position in the Bundesliga. Hauge is doing well in Germany and will do everything to help the club stay up, but Milan observe and still expect to collect an important figure for the budget soon.


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16 Comments

  1. Cruzio says:

    Hauge would’ve been a great boost for us now that we are injury laden. That lad is strong, Skillful and can take on his opponent head-on. I wish he would come back to Milan sooner

    1. Honest Truth says:

      I don’t watch any of the Bundesliga but statistically he does not seem to be contributing much playing relatively little. I never rated him highly as he was a complete liability tracking back and showed only glimpses of potential outside of the Europa League. At this point, I do think he would have helped with depth due to the injuries but it in my opinion, selling him was absolutely the right move for both him and the club.

      1. Yo says:

        What liability? He was better than Krunic and Castillejo combined, during his brief stay at Milan.
        …he could have been way better at the right wing than what we are seeing today by Saelaemakers. Hauge can play all 3 positions.

        1. Honest Truth says:

          I didn’t see it. Defensively, he was nowhere near the quality of either Krunic or Catillejo but we will agree to disagree.

        2. ForzaMilan says:

          Hauge better than Krunic & Castilejo combine? Lmao you’re definitely joking.

          1. Eddie says:

            First of all Forza Milan and Honest truth they have different playing style. I will pick Hauge with eyes close over Castilejo. Castilejo do like next to nothing defensively. He’s more direct better goal scorer than Castilejo. So you both no nothing about football if you say Castilejo is better

          2. Yo says:

            @ForzaMilan, here are the stats for last season –
            Krunic
            1 goal – Europa
            1 goal – Serie A

            Castillejo
            2 goal(s) – Europa
            1 goal – Serie A

            Hauge
            6 goal(s) – Europa (3 for AC Milan)
            2 goal(s) – Serie A

            …considering how very few minutes Hauge got to play, compared to Krunic and Castillejo who played tons of minutes, Hauge was WAY MORE PRODUCTIVE than those two combined. Stats do not lie.

      2. lutfi says:

        Hauge is wayyyyy better than Messias
        and he can play AMC and WR too

        problem is we never try to experiment him there. we keep putting him on left where Theo overlaps him. Lad can use both legs, jsut put him right.

        this is the part of milan that i cant understand

        1. Zymotix says:

          Krunic is much better than Hauge . Krunic is the world champion. He can play in any position such as RW , AMC , LW , DMC, CB , LB , RB , GK even Ball boy he can do it . With his present On the field Milan can play a much better in UCL. His the new legend So That’s Why Milan wants to offer a new contracts to him. Bravo maldini & Massara

          1. Marius says:

            i like your sarcasm:)

  2. Vero Rossonero says:

    Hauge fanboys are getting wet.

  3. Kourosh says:

    Are we talking about Messi or Hauge here? I’m confused.

    Let him carve out a space for himself at Eintracht first, then we’ll talk.

    1. Marius says:

      if you were not sad he left, you don’t know football. He is better phisicaly and technicaly than krunic, castilejo or rebic… he is young and he could have been a “messi” for milan.. but pioli is a brainless coach and he decided to get rid of him

      1. Chaga says:

        Then why is he always coming into games at the tail end? (a substitution). We fans are the best coaches than those training the players and seeing them everyday in training. If you watched our matches last season, you will understand why he needs to go. Am not saying Casti is better than him but he needs to grow up on his decision making and tracking back.

      2. Zymotix says:

        Correct…. So That’s Why Milan On top the table of UCL

      3. Juro says:

        Hauge is better than Rebic?? Lol. Come on man. I get we are all disappointed Hauge wasn’t given more of a chance – I would have liked to experiment with him at RW – and I would have rather have kept him another year and played/tried him as a RW (a position of need and one we still haven’t fixed) than sell him at this early stage of his career. However, that would have been a gamble and saying he is better than Rebic isn’t realistic. Better than Castillejo – probably yes IMO. But it is what it is. He’s gone and needs to grow. He didn’t want to stay either behind Rebic and Leo. Maybe he comes back if Frankfurt get relegated. But I think Maldini and Mascara have moved on from Hauge and we are looking at other (better) talents like Faivre for RW. At LW we are set with Leao/Rebic combination. If we use the Hauge $ to buy Faivre or Kamara on January then I think we all will be very happy.

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