GdS: First Botman then a striker – Milan want €30m Ajax star plus Liverpool man

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could well be on the verge of a new era as Investcorp are close to buying the club from Elliott Management, and an interesting summer market awaits.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the foundations of the upcoming transfer window and the Investcorp regime is that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will remain as technical director and sporting director respectively, while Geoffrey Moncada will stay on as the chief scout.

Then, the first target remains the same too as Sven Botman from Lille should arrive as the signing to kick off the Bahrain-based fund’s tenure. He is young (22), he has talent and he shouldn’t cost a lot considering the age-quality ratio which is why Investcorp too believe he is a wise investment.

An agreement with Lille is still to be found because the Ligue 1 champions have received big offers from Premier League clubs but Milan do not intend to participate in auctions and want to close for €30m, a deal facilitated by the agreement over terms already found with the player.

Then, attention will turn to a new striker. A good part of the strategy will depend on whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic goes on for another season, while it must be remembered that Maldini and Massara have been negotiating for weeks to sign Divock Origi on a free transfer.

The parties are still discussing the terms of a potential contract, and the Belgian’s profile is tempting because he can play either as a striker or as a winger. That’s why Ante Rebic could be sold and also why Origi’s arrival doesn’t rule out another signing.

The new name in vogue is that of Sebastien Haller, Ajax’s top scorer who is 27 years old and would cost about €30m given he has 33 goals in 38 games this season.

Tags AC Milan Divock Origi Sebastien Haller Sven Botman


  1. First.. Defense. After Botman, we need a deputy to Theo and Calabria.

    NO. Hell no. No to Haller. He is 27.
    No to Scamacca as well. One season wonders like these are always a risk not worth taking after Piatek and Kalinic experience.

    if we go for Antony(Ajax) for RW, Darwin Nunez (Benfica) for ST and Nkuku (RB Liepzig) for CAM, our first team is set. It will be a very agile and attacking team. Each of these players have the workrate of a freaking workhorse.

    Then we need backups. For CAM Charles De Kateleare is my wish. For ST, we have Origi, I would also like Belotti so Origi can play RW as Antony’s deputy. Then there’s Giroud, and Colombo if needed.

    For Kessie replacement, the only fitting profile seems to be Tchouameni from Monaco. We should get him when his price is still affordable.

    If the warchest is 300 mil, this would be the fitting team. But what worries me is the lack of leadership in the dressing room.

  2. Botman and Origi Will be join at summer.if we have 100 m euro budget transfer should be signed botman 30m euro ,Antony 40m euro,nkunku/Charles 30m euro. We can sell leao at summer 60m euro if he still refuse extend contract to fund Dominik szobolai or noa Lang purchase. We need ballo Toure replacement too. As a bonus if investcorp want to impress fans maybe striker like Darwin Nunez but i don’t hope too high that they want splash 70m euro for one player

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