CorSera: An €80m budget and Kamada on the way – Milan must not repeat same mistakes

By Oliver Fisher -

There continues to be disagreement across the Italian media regarding what AC Milan’s summer transfer budget will be, and Corriere della Sera have now given their take.

The paper (via MilanNews) reports that Milan need to invest in the squad this summer because it is unthinkable to have a situation repeat itself like this season where the reserve options were so unreliable.

The management know that they need to build a squad that is perhaps less extensive in terms of numbers, but more structured and with back-up options that can actually contribute positively.

As soon as the season is over, the Milan board of directors will define the budget, which in any case should not be less than €50m, with as many as nine players expected to depart.

The names listed are Ciprian Tatarusanu, Sergino Dest, Aster Vranckx, Ante Rebic, Divock Origi, Antonio Mirante, Yacine Adli, Fode Ballo-Touré and in all likelihood Zlatan Ibrahimovic, while the futures of Charles De Ketelaere and Brahim Diaz are to be decided.

That should bring in a further €30m for a total of around €80m that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara would be able to spend. While that figure is not comparable with some top European clubs, it is still a lot in the context of Italian football.

The first signing is close to being official and that is Daichi Kamada, the Japanese attacking midfielder whose contract with Eintracht Frankfurt is about to expire. Then, a striker, two midfielders and a right winger will be needed.

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  1. Sell everyone who played bad in this season except CDK. He needs to be uses more on the pitch this year. And bring more players on free transfer, plus don’t spend whole 80 million bit keep them for future transfer market where it will be more interesting players.

  2. Hope they can hijack that Ndicka to Roma deal. He is free agent and reportedly will sign for 2.5 mil a season with Roma.
    A CB pairing of Ndicka and Thiaw can be good for years. Both bring strength, height and speed plus Thiaw is very good initiating the play from the back.
    Tomori can be sold to raise money for more signings, if there are teams in EPL interested in him.
    Plus Ndicka can also play as a LB and give Theo a breather.

  3. “Ciprian Tatarusanu, Sergino Dest, Aster Vranckx, Ante Rebic, Divock Origi, Antonio Mirante, Yacine Adli, Fode Ballo-Touré and in all likelihood Zlatan Ibrahimovic … should bring in a further €30m”

    Bearing in mind only four of those are under contract next year… anyone that can bring in €30m from selling Adli, Rebic, Origi and Ballo-Touré is a genius. I’d be surprised to get twenty from those, especially regarding Origi and Rebic being two of the highest earners and showing no form last year will make it very difficult to find suitors.

    1. 100%. People keep overestimating how much these players will bring in. Is FM valuing Origi at 25m or something?

  4. No one mentions RB? We are lacking heavy in that slot, Calabria has been inconsistent to say the least this season. Our whole right side needs to be fixed and I think zanioli from sampdoria would fill the right back role perfectly.

    1. Calabria, Kalulu, Florenzi, Thiaw & Saelemaekers. Those are players who have played as a RB and are comfortable there. CLEARLY there are more urgent holes to be fixed.

    1. I really like Orsolini and promote him when RW articles come up. There may be one or two more exciting options out there, but if those don’t work out I’d be perfectly happy with him. Double digit goals this season, usually 5-8 goals per season plus the same assists, and all playing for a Bologna mostly during the defensive Mihajlovic era. 11 goals now with Motta and his more fluid attacking style. He’s got 1 year left on contract and has expressed a desire to leave. He could probably arrive for 10m, 15m max.

  5. We all expect the championship except the Milans managements.
    Its funny budget even for Italy. Unfortunately.

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