While there is a lot of attention at the moment around what AC Milan might do in terms of transfer business, there are also some potential outgoings to keep an eye on.
About two months after the muscle injury he sustained against Bologna, winger Samu Castillejo came on during Saturday night’s 1-1 draw against Udinese and actually had a hand in the late equaliser, showing a good performance overall. Calciomercato.com writes that the professionalism and dedication of the Spaniard have never been questioned.
While his commitment to the cause is second to none – something that has been appreciated by the club and Stefano Pioli – it does not change the fact that he is not considered part of the project and in January Maldini and Massara plan to complete his sale.
Andriy Shevchenko’s Genoa are keen on signing him and has already held several talks with Maldini who would gladly do a long-time friend a favour. Contacts between the clubs are ongoing and Milan hope to earn around €7m to be reinvested in a new central defender.
Castillejo wants to take some time to reflect on his future though and the priority for him would be to return to play in LaLiga, where both Elche and Getafe have shown some interest.
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Sheva to the rescue 🙂
But honestly I dont understand why there is so little interest in him. He’s a hard working winger with some technical abilities. Obviously he is not the level for scudetto/CL fight, but still in a team like Genoa he would be a top player. Probably he does not want to give up his high wages in Milan.
Personally I would loan him out to Genoa. Let him show how valuable he can be for a team like that. That would maybe drive his price up a little before summer mercato. I have no clue why he wasn’t loaned out already since Pioli would rather play Florenzi at RW.