CM: Why Milan have decided to accept a €2m capital loss in Rebic deal

By Oliver Fisher -

Ante Rebic is closing in on a move to Besiktas and it is an exit that will have an impact on AC Milan’s balance sheet for the year.

Fabrizio Romano is reporting that Besiktas and Milan are confident that they will get the Rebić deal closed and sealed by the end of the week as negotiations are advancing between the parties involved.

Meanwhile, TRT Spor in Turkey are reporting that Beşiktaş will pay €500k to the Rossoneri for the former Eintracht Frankfurt man, with €1m in potential bonuses. The 29-year-old is expected to travel to Istanbul over the weekend.

What do those figures mean? As writes, Milan have chosen to accept a low figure in order to facilitate his exit and solve a problem that could have also affected the dressing room.

Rebic arrived on loan at first and then he was purchased permanently in the summer of 2020 in an operation which, officially, sees the cost of his card entered in the budget for €0m (basically free, while André Silva went the other way).

It was a move that made it possible to bypass the 50% of the future resale owed to Fiorentina. During the season, however, there were bonuses triggered which took the cost to €6.7m.

By virtue of a five-year contract, today Rebic’s residual value in the accounts is €2.6m and that means Milan will be initially accepting a capital loss of about €2m.

However, this is where salary comes in. Rebic would have earned €3.5m net from Milan for the final two years of his deal. Having taken advantage of the tax advantages of the Growth Decree, that means a cumulative total of around €9m.

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  1. Yes but still this is great deal if you compare Premier League flops that can’t be sold anywhere due to extra huge and massive players contracts.

    Rebic was good for 2 season now is time to move on.

  2. Because nobody cares about these capital gains/losses except these journalists.
    Managers try to sell their players for as much as they can get, regardless of capital loss/gain on paper for just one individual player, which has no importance. For Rebic, they can’t get more than this.
    They do care about the overall balance though, hence why getting the most out of each sale is important.

  3. Thank you for everything you did for the club,

    We would not have won the title without your goal against Salernitana.

    And his goals also played a key part in launching this Milan side when we came back from the Covid break and suddenly played like champions for over 2 years.

    He scored 11 goals in 20/21, when Leao was still settling in. He popped up with some crucial goals including a header against Juve.

    Thanks for the memories. It’s probably time to move on. 4 seasons is a long time for a Milan player these days…

    1. Even without his goal vs salernitana Milan still would have won the title in 22. That goal was 1 of the 2 he scored that season.
      That game finished in a tie. So even if Milan lost that game they would have still finished 1 point ahead of inter.
      His 4 years at Milan were 2 years too long. He was absolutely trash and useless the last 2 years

      1. Plus the fact we “only” won the league by two points was a travesty really, considering the amount of points we were unfairly docked by refs- like Giroud being sat on in penalty box and Messias’s late winner.

      2. You do realise you’re slagging off one of our former players and by extension the club you allegedly support?

        And no doubt you’ll turn on these latest signings if they fail to live up to expectations in your head.

        What a pointless fan.

  4. That’s good. However I’m not satisfied, we could have used Musah’s money to bring Laporte. If Musah arrives, it’s 4-3-3 yet it’s not working at all. “” LAPOR

    1. Aymeric Laporte???? The guy that is so injury prone. Do you know last year he was out from June to October with knee surgery? No thanks. If we want to sign someone, not him.

      1. RLC is more injury prone than Laporte
        Pulisić had some injuries too
        So why hype both injury prone Chelsea players and being grumpy about Laporte?

  5. His problem with pioli could also affected dressing room , getting him out from ACM are best for both parties ( him and pioli )

  6. After his elbow injury he wasn’t given a chance…this guy can move worlds if given an opportunity.

    But he wasn’t given enough playing time to bounce back.

  7. This is an example from old mercato’s plan.

    Compare this kind of transfer with the new wingers signing : Chukwueze, Pulisic, Okafor.

    Vs old : Leao, Rebic, Saelemaekers

    Both costs 50-60 mill euros in total for 3. But the old : only Leao excel, the others become “scrab metal”.

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