CM: Defender gives ok to Milan move as Spurs tell him he can leave – the price and the alternatives

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not given up on their pursuit of Tottenham defender Serge Aurier, a report claims, as the search for a new starting right-back continues.

The Rossoneri – by the admission of head coach Stefano Pioli himself – are looking for a few targeted signings and will try to add experience and quality in some key roles, including right-back.

According to Calciomercato.com, Aurier is aware he can leave José Mourinho’s Spurs side this summer and has already accepted a potential move to Milan. An important opening has come from the player therefore, but the Premier League side continue to demand €20m for his sale.

Milan first have the need to sell one of Davide Calabria or Andrea Conti to make money, with Real Betis and Sevilla interested in the former, who would guarantee a net capital gain.

The alternatives for the management include Barcelona’s Emerson Royal – who has an agreement to play another season on loan at Betis unless he is sold by his parent club – and Denzel Dumfries of PSV Eindhoven.

The Eredivisie club have set a high demand for their captain, but Milan can use their good relations with his agent Mino Raiola to their advantage.

The report concludes by stating that there is ‘complete calm’ regarding the market, but Aurier’s name remains at the top of the list of preferences.

Tags AC Milan Denzel Dumfries Emerson Royal Serge Aurier

3 Comments

  1. Martin Bernhard says:

    So in less than two hours the relationship with raiola has gone from explosive to being good and possibly advantageous 😀 damn you guys really should make up your minds in regard of what you post.

    Anyways i found it interesting to hear what a player like Serge Aurier would earn in tottenham and an overpaying league like epl so i looked it up and can see he earns 3,64 million GBP which then converts to 4,0375 million euros. That makes me think aurier propably isnt such a big target as he has been made lately on varrious sites, He would fetch twice the salary compared to our old backs + propably fairly high sign-on fee + potentially no particular resale value. Now i seriously doubt he will join us unless he takes a fairly big reduction in salary and that we can get him for max 10-15 mil.

    1. Tony says:

      Perfectly stated!

      Cannot fathom why Maldini would target an aging RB (turns 28 this December) that Tottenham are looking for at least €20M to sign. Rather take Dumfries at a discounted rate of €17-18M and have someone that not only captained his side, but also has started for the national side on top of that. Not too mention he is also 3 years younger than Aurier.

      1. Martin Bernhard says:

        Thanks Tony.

        Personally i wont take any of these rumours in regard of transfers as nothing more than speculation from the media currently as its not like the club announces which players they are trying to buy. When that is said i agree dumfries seems like a better fit and as you allready mentioned he is both younger and the captain of psv so i assume he has a professional character. On the other hand im not that fond of the idea of us stockpiling too many players that has mino raiola as their agent as he is both expenssive to deal with and tries to orchestrate deals with players so he can keep earning some millions. Royal would seen like a good aquisition as well but i think it will turn out too expenssive as barca will have to pay 6 mil to betis for terminating their loan deal while also paying 50% of a sale to the sevillan club. Personally i hope Maldini and our scouting team has something up their sleeves and surprises both the media and us fans with a rb player that propably few of us has thought of and strikes a deal that is atleast somewhat reminescent of the deal we made last year for theo. Less cost straining but with far more room for increase of value and quality,

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