MN: Questions raised about Milan’s rigid market strategy as target nears Juventus move

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have made their stance clear when it comes to negotiations in the transfer market, but it is a risky one that will sometimes backfire.

MilanNews reports how the Rossoneri management have deployed a clear and coherent market policy that is now well known: the club will not participate in auctions even at the cost of missing out on some targets. The club operates according to its parameters and they will not pay above what they believe a player is worth based on internal technical and economical evaluations.

But for every situation, there is an exception, and Kaio Jorge is the latest. The Brazilian striker is a profile that Milan have been following for some time and negotiating with for a long time, but Juventus moved with greater decision and accelerated the operation.

After having finally managed to dispel the taboo of head-to-head clashes on the pitch, Milan will have to be able to do it also on the transfer market, because the likelihood is that if the Diavolo have spotted a young talent, they are not alone.

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  1. Embarrassing. I get drawing a line in the sand and can’t go crazy with transfers BUT we are talking about only 5-6M for a young talent???? What more do we want? Who much do we expect to spend? 500k? This is crazy. If we cannot spend that on a YOUNG player may as well just go straight to Serie B… fkn sad

    1. Well, even though I like us spend money and make some quality signings, I still remain a bit sceptical sometimes, considering Maldini and co signed Kalulu for just €480k, I think they can still get us more Kalulus without breaking the bank.

      Yes, they can get a quality player for 500k

      1. How much do you think Kalulu worths now?
        I think 5m. So it’s 10 times the price we bought him.

        Isn’t Kaio Jorge a player with a potential future price of 50m? It’s the same 10 times incease.

        Also keep in mind that attackers tent to cost more than defenders. So, dont expect to see 500k CFs..

        The truth is, we’ve lost the reality line inbeween “bidding war” and giving 1-2 extra millions to secure a player…

        Just look for HOW LONG we negotiated with Olmo, Correa, Shimakan, Kone, Szobosla, Kaio Jorge and soooo many others, only for a more serius club to enter the race and sign the player…

        1. Please don’t pick one side of my populations, I also said I wished we can spend more money to add more quality, however, I was only replying to a question which had an obvious answer.

          I was liberal enough to objectively agree with @Juro while answering his question, I wasn’t bashing at him, so please don’t bash on me.

  2. Has anyone commenting seen him play? Seen his stats? He is a talent, but with 8 goals in 60 matches he isn’t really a top talent. Another thing, you have to pay the club, and his agent is also looking for a fee, I think the total would be over 10M. I personally think they can spend that money better, this player seems a bit overhyped, just because he is from Brasil.

  3. I think the boy is not that talented otherwise there would be more effort to sign him. It was just a try to get a ‘probably talented’ player with expiring contract for a good price. It is obvious now that Maldini and co never considered this boy seriously, and now they just decided there’s no reason to risk time and money.
    It is just newspapers wowing every time when Brazilian youngsters negotiate with European clubs. Been there since 90s.

  4. I still regret we lost that Hungarian wonder kid to Reb Bull Leipzig

    That boy is the new Christiano Ronaldo

    Milan Mgt is shit

    I hope Bernard Arnault come calling soon enough

  5. We don’t have much money to spend, specially considering the 60m we spent just to hold the squad together.

    Maldini need all the budget he’s got for the attacking midfielder, meaning all other signings have to be low-cost.

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