AC Milan have welcomed Andrea Conti back after his loan spell at Parma but now they must resolve the future of the defender.
Calciomercato.com writes how Milan gave minutes to a number of back-ups during their first preseason friendly against Pro Sesto, which they won 6-0, and many of them impressed. However, Conti was not among these, as he was ‘too shy and awkward’.
Having returned from a disappointing loan at Parma, he is no longer able to convince the Rossoneri management who want to offload him this summer, but there are currently two obstacles in the way.
The first hurdle that must be overcome is his salary, as he signed a contract worth €2m net per season until 2022 when he joined from Atalanta back in 2017. Itis a figure that few clubs can afford today such as Genoa and Sampdoria, the two clubs most interested in him.
The second is his transfer fee as Milan have no intention of making a loss but at the same time cannot approve a loan given the fact his contract is expiring on 30 June 2022. At least €5m will be needed as €4.8m is the residual value on the balance sheet. A solution will have to be found as soon as possible.