CM: Romagnoli’s future remains shrouded in mystery – he has asked to not be sold

By Oliver Fisher -

The future of Alessio Romagnoli is still to be decided despite the fact some important indications came from Saturday’s friendly, a report claims.

According to, the outcome is far from obvious when it comes to Romagnoli’s fate. The starting line-up of Milan’s last pre-season friendly against Panathinaikos saw Simon Kjaer partner Fikayo Tomori, and this is perhaps an important indication of where Stefano Pioli’s hierarchy is.

With over 45 games to come plus the inevitable injuries and suspensions there will be playing time for everyone, but compared to the starts of his previous six seasons with the Rossoneri, Romagnoli is no longer a permanent fixture.

The fact his contract is expiring in June 2022 is an interesting sub-plot too as from February he could agree a pre-contract with another club. The exits of Donnarumma and Calhanoglu have shown that players are not unwilling to jump to a project they feel is better.

Milan have not started talks over a renewal but Romagnoli has not asked to be sold in the current window, presenting a stalemate of which the outcome is difficult to predict. Maldini and Massara have a few days to sell Romagnoli or they must inevitably think about a renewal.

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  1. He has asked not to be sold?? Yet we haven’t started renewal talks?? WTF. Anoth Hakan/Donnaruma situation all over again. Let’s pass away another 20M in potential transfer fees LOL. Horrible

  2. It takes two parties to renew a contract. We do not really know either Milan nor Romagnoli’s position on a transfer or renewal so pointless to dish out blame even if he leaves on a free transfer at the end of the season. Some tend to forget that it takes 3 parties to agree to a transfer for a player to be sold which is easier said than done when a buying team can simply wait until the summer and avoid any transfer fees. Things are not as easy at some make it out to be.

    1. And let’s not forget who’s the agent of Romagnoli: Mino F’n Raiola.

      No way he’d want his client to sign a new contract with Milan as they’ll both get bigger signing bonuses elsewhere. And we all know how important money is to him and his clients.

      1. I was pretty sure that was the case but couldn’t be bothered to look it up. Thanks for confirming. Yeah, high probability he takes his agent’s advice and walks away at the end of the season. The only way I see him staying is if he regains the starting CB spot and shows loyalty by overruling Raiola but I wouldn’t bet on either of those happening. My guess is he ends up at Juventus.

        1. HT and bb, correct on all counts. If Romagnoli was to be renewed it had to have been last summer, but I think there have always been question marks as to his ability and the club were probably not ready to meet his demands (which have probably always been double his current salary (Raiola effect)). The discovery of Tomori and the fact that Kjaer has effectively sent him to the bench is evidence of this. Unfortunately this happened during the last season, and now he’s only got a year left. Had Tomori not been “discovered”, or not arrived permanently I think a renewal this summer would have been more likely, as painful as paying him 6mm per year would be. As it is, the club will not, and should not, pay a bench player 6mm per year. So it’s stuck in a bind cause by unfortunate timing of the fortunate discovery of Tomori and rediscovery of Kjaer. So people might just have to accept the fact that Romagnoli will walk next summer, but that this will close the chapter on the mishandled signings/renewals of prior ownerships/managements and also Raiola players (as Ibra will also be done at the club).

  3. LMAO It’s not a mystery at all. He wants a raise and there’s no way in hell that any team in the world will give him that unless he’s a free agent. So he’s following his puppet master Raiola’s plan of screwing Milan out of another capital gain in favor of his own without ever acknowledging all that Milan have done for him. Not to mention he’s still sore for being dropped from the starting line-up (rightly so).

    Raiola is bringing bastardness to a new level. What a waste of human being.

  4. Another free transfer getting ready milan project is more about making raiola fat by feeding him with more money…really screwing the club buy losing more money then gaining

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