Tuttosport: Colombo heading for Lecce on loan with option deal but Milan will keep control

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are ready to let Lorenzo Colombo leave on loan with an option to buy but they will not completely lose control of him, a report claims.

As reported by Tuttosport (via SempreMilan.it), Milan are ready to let Colombo go to Lecce after he returned from a loan spell with SPAL last season in Serie B which started well but then was not as positive in the second half of the season.

There is talk of a loan with option to buy in favour of Lecce, who have just been promoted to Serie A, and their sporting director Pantaleo Corvino is a great admirer of the Primavera product.

However, the newspaper also states that Milan are planning on protecting themselves with the possibility of inserting a buy-back that would allow Maldini and Massara – if they deem it appropriate – to bring Colombo back to the Rossoneri in the future.

They could do so by paying an amount marginally higher than the option to buy, thus ensuring Lecce get a development fee of sorts.

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  1. Great deal no point in allowing a player deep on the depth chart to languish. If Colombo developers into a Milan level player all the better. It’s time to put his destiny into his own hands.

  2. Since when have Milan kept their own strikers? Maybe in the era of Marco Simone, Daniele Massaro & co., but I honestly can remember any recent players that had stayed for longer. Paloschi & Cutrone started out great and then were sold quite quickly.

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