CM: Milan’s unwavering stance and faith in scouting continues with €18-20m deal

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will soon complete the signing of Renato Sanches from Lille and it is yet another sign that the management intend to persist with an unwavering policy. reports how a year and a half ago it seemed impossible to think of Milan without Gianluigi Donnarumma and without Franck Kessié but the former has been forgotten about as the Rossoneri moved quickly to sign Mike Maignan, who has been better than the Italian if anything.

Kessie will move to Barcelona this summer which has put pressure on Maldini and Massara to find the right man to replace him and under the right conditions, and they have picked Renato Sanches as that man.

The Portuguese midfielder will also come from Lille having been a protagonist of their Ligue 1 title win in 2020-21. Both Maignan and Sanches are profiles that Maldini identified and ‘secured’ many months before their actual arrival and it shows that the Rossoneri are willing to let players go if they demand too much because they trust their own methods in replacing them.

Sanches will arrive in a deal worth €18-20m which is a little more than the €15m paid for Maignan. The former Bayern Munich man will earn €3.2m net per season plus bonuses, and time will tell if it was yet another successful move on the market that backs up their stance.

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