Mattia Caldara will return to Milan this summer following an 18-month loan spell at Atalanta, the club he had such a successful first spell with. However, he’s expected to leave the Rossoneri again.
Milan paid €36.4m for the centre-back in the summer of 2018, sending Leonardo Bonucci the other way for roughly the same amount. However, on paper the deals were separate and that’s how the club now has to treat it.
As highlighted by Calciomercato.com, Caldara’s value on the balance sheet is still €14.5m. The Rossoneri have amortised almost €22m thus far but considering the player’s current quality, that isn’t enough to avoid a capital loss.
In this financial climate, no club will pay that money for the 27-year-old, which is why Milan most likely will have to send him out on loan (with an option) again, as per the report. It remains to be seen where the defensive outcast will end up.