It was a strange summer for Rade Krunic, who was at the centre of speculation regarding his future while at the same time being at the centre of Stefano Pioli’s midfield plans.
According to Calciomercato.com, Krunic did not contest Pioli’s decision regarding his future, after the Milan head coach vetoed his sale. The Bosnian international is considered a fundamental player for Milan and his performance against Roma is tangible proof of this.
The temptation was certainly there for Krunic when Fenerbahçe called. When a club offer to triple your salary, it’s hard to remain indifferent, but Krunic never forced his hand to leave due to the great respect he has for Milan.
With the Rossoneri he has the chance to be a regular starter in the Champions League and he won the Scudetto a year ago, so he realises that his current situation is a good one.
Milan recognised the professional attitude of the player and his important leadership role on and off the pitch. This is why we are moving towards a renewal until 2026 with a pay rise. A deserved award for an increasingly fundamental player.