Agent Beppe Galli believes that Stefano Pioli might have specifically requested the signing of Christian Pulisic, and he suggested the sale of Sandro Tonali came down to salary.
It has been a frantic start to the summer for Milan as Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired after the final game of the season, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara were sacked less than 48 hours later and Tonali was sold to Newcastle United for a club-record fee.
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MilanNews spoke to Beppe Galli agent Beppe Galli regarding the manoeuvres that the Rossoneri have made so far and the objectives of the management.
It seems that the Rossoneri have almost closed the signing of Pulisic. How do you think he fits at Milan?
“He is a player with strong offensive traction. It wouldn’t surprise me if it was an explicit request from Pioli himself, [who is] very careful in evaluating the characteristics of individual players in accordance with his football.”
Has the Milan market convinced you so far?
“In my opinion, the Rossoneri are moving well.”
The sale of Tonali caused quite a stir…
“For me Milan were consistent with themselves. Even when Maldini and Massara were there, a precise ceiling was set on wages. The Rossoneri could not have guaranteed Tonali the same salary that Newcastle offered him. Faced with a similar offer, moreover, one could not refuse.”
Does Morata convince you as a profile for the attack?
“Morata is an international level footballer. He has played in the best clubs in the world. For me, he could also do very well at Milan.”
What would you personally do with De Ketelaere?
“I have a very clear opinion on this: the boy is young, he deserves a second chance. We talked about Tonali earlier: the first year he too struggled. Otherwise, if there really isn’t room for him, he can be given away, but only on loan.”
What targets do you think Milan can realistically compete for?
“As much as possible. But let’s get away from the belief that some have about the fact that Milan didn’t play a good season in the past year. You can’t win every year.
“The previous year, Inter lost the Scudetto more [than Milan won it], with the Rossoneri phenomenal in capitalising on the missteps of the Nerazzurri. In any case, it’s right to always look to a top Milan.”