Agent admits Milan nearly missed out on Terracciano: “I had to tell a couple of lies”

By Oliver Fisher -

The agent of Filippo Terracciano has revealed that his client was actually close to joining another team before he ended up at AC Milan in January.

Milan’s interest in Terracciano seemed to come out of nowhere early in January given that no links had really emerged in the weeks prior, and the deal then moved very quickly towards completion.

The club’s official website announced that the full-back had put pen to paper on a contract with Milan that will run until 2028, therefore a four-and-a-half-year deal, joining from cash-strapped Verona.

After the error that led to the penalty kick awarded to Bologna, Terracciano has not since played in the league, remaining as an unused substitute in the games that followed. He has however had some Europa League minutes.

Now, his agent Andrea D’Amico has spoken to Radio Bruno (via PianetaMilan) and he confirmed that Milan were not the only team who came in for his client.

“He was very close to Fiorentina. I had to tell a couple of lies in the media. But it was really very close. Verona, however, was already too far ahead in the talks with Milan. But I guarantee you that it was really one step away.”

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  1. So what? So he was close to Fiorentina but Verona had more advanced talks with us? Who cares?

    Now, whether Terraciano will be an asset for us or a liability, remains to be seen. I certainly wasn’t impressed with his first Serie A display; he cost us points, and probably that blunder spooked Pioli who got reluctant about getting him to play again, and I find it understandable. However, maybe he will recover from that disaster. We’ll see. Pioli seems willing to reintroduce him, little by little.

    1. The kid has played a total of 50 minutes in 4 games for Milan. He is a 20 year old defender. What is he supposed to do in that short period of time to impress you?
      BTW Milan missed 2 penalties in the game that you say Terracciano cost Milan points, but he gets the blame?
      Pioli is just poor when it comes to managing players.
      A young player makes a mistake and let’s discard him right away. Same Happened with Pellegrino.

      1. Nobody is discarding anybody. Like I said, Pioli seems to be willing to reintegrate Terraciano.

        Yes, we missed 2 PKs. But we also conceded a PK that prevented us from earning points. Both the PK misses and the PK conceded prevented us from earning points. The players who made the mistakes were co-responsible for the dropped points.

        Think for example of a murder charge. Two people get together and conspire to commit murder. One purchases the gun and gives it to the killer. The other one fires the gun and kills the target. If they are caught, BOTH will be considered to be guilty of murder, since without the gun there would be no murder, and without firing the gun there would be no murder.

        Yes, Terraciano was co-responsible for the dropped points, that game.

        This said, I’m all for him recovering from that blunder and becoming an asset for us. I’m just saying, it remains to be seen if he will. Hopefully yes. Is it guaranteed? No.

        Do understand that when I say “whether he will be an asset or a liability” I am indeed considering the possibility that he will be an asset. It’s just not proven yet. I hope he will.

        Yes, you do have a good point that he is young so hopefully he will develop into an asset. That’s what I want. But I will reserve judgment until it happens.

        What he is supposed to do to impress me? Not commit a blatant penalty, blatantly pulling the forward’s jersey inside the box right under the nose of the ref, for one thing. That was boneheaded. That was not smart. So, if he avoids boneheaded blunders in the future, he will be more likely to impress me. Am I wrong?

      2. Pellegrino is not playing well even at Salernitana where he was iirc for 4 consecutive games a starter.

        Rather than blame Pioli for him not playing, let’s focus on the fact that maybe other players deserve more to play at the moment.

  2. I don’t know why he would choose Milan given our options in his position, namely Theo.
    Not great for his development.
    Hope he finds his feet

  3. Couple of lies from the agent. Yeah like he’s really good 🤣😂
    I’d admit I never watched him at Verona. But that’s what came straight to me with the headline. It’s good he’s Italian but can see him being loaned out next season and being sold. Or he gets loaned out for a few seasons and turns into a Francesco coco for us.. and to be clear coco was a good player for us but not a superstar

  4. Just give him a chance FFS, build his confidence and don’t kill him for 1 mistake, could have given him some time when we were 3 up in Prague, good time to rest Theo and give the kid a go, but no….

  5. Funny, everyone seem to forget Thiaw blunders that cost us win against Monza few weeks ago. But he just came back from injury so he gets the pass right? And this kid that played total of 50 minutes for Milan doesn’t.

    1. Thiaw isn’t getting a pass by me. He also lost his man on the one goal we conceded last night. He is on an awful run, I don’t care if he is 13. He should be benched and 6th choice after Tomori, Gabbia, Kjaer, Kalulu and Theo CB.

        1. While you are at it, why are you not pissed at Giroud & Theo, who lost the penalties, Giroud has even lost more than one. Players make mistakes & players have weaknesses. It’s left for their handlers to work on those weaknesses during training sessions or being shouted at during matches, what has the team coaching staff done? The psychologists? The physiotherapists? The medical crew? Just let’s hope improvements come

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