The future of Alessio Romagnoli at AC Milan is a complex situation, a report claims, and the club must plan for his farewell.
According to a report from Calciomercato.com, Romagnoli’s future with the Rossoneri is dependant on three different factors, one of them being performance-based and the other two being economic.
Starting with his displays on the field, the report recalls that Romagnoli is alternating good performances with average or even negative ones. It is no coincidence that even in the national team, in fact, he lost his place at the expense of Francesco Acerbi.
Although for him the arrival of Ibrahimovic has changed the attitude on the field it is equally true that, as a captain, he should have been the pivot to hold on to in the moment of difficulty.
The reports adds that Milan are planning a small revolution in defence and have already targeted Thiago Silva, who will leave Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer at the end of the season.
For Romagnoli, the next year would be the one in which to start dealing with the most important contract of his career. The ex-Roma man has a deal which expires on June 30, 2022 and earns just over €3.5million-a-year without bonuses currently.
At 25 years of age, for Romagnoli the next contract will be hugely significant for Romagnoli, and therefore one which he expects to receive a pay rise. Milan, struggling with their wage budget at present and trying to trim it if anything, could open up to the idea of selling their captain for the right price.
Romagnoli has many admirers and for Milan it represents a chance to make a capital gain. The Diavolo paid €25.5m in August 2015. Selling him for no less than €35-40m (Roma will receive 30% of the profit on a sale above €25m) could help the club hugely in a budgetary sense, the report concludes.