CM: Maldini and Massara postpone decision regarding €8.5m deal for Meite – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have not yet decided whether to sign Soualiho Meïté from Torino on a permanent basis and have postponed a decision.

That is according to Calciomercato.com, who report that it will be necessary to wait until the end of May – when Milan know their fate regarding the Champions League – before a decision does arrive. The money that would arrive from UEFA given how the revenues of football teams have been reduced to a minimum will be a factor in the market choices.

In addition to the signing of the French midfielder, Milan have put the renewals of Calhanoglu and Donnarumma on standby even though their contracts are expiring in June, as well as Kessie, Romagnoli and Calabria, contracted until 2022.

Maldini and Massara know that they must avoid mistakes, especially from an economic point of view, and despite his low costs Meite is not an obvious one. He arrived in January on loan for €500k and can be purchased outright at the end of the season by paying Torino €8.5m (plus €1.5m bonuses).

It is a significant investment for a player who has had a roller coaster experience with the Rossoneri up to now, tainted by mistakes against Inter in the Coppa Italia and Manchester United in the Europa League. The next two months will be decisive for knowing his future.

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