One of the players that was strongly linked with a Milan exit during the winter window was Daniel Maldini, and now SPAL’s sporting director has spoken out on what happened.
Daniel Maldini has aroused the interest of various teams in recent windows given what he has shown in brief glimpses and the few opportunities he has had with the senior side, but each time Milan have rebuffed their attempts as they seemingly deem it better to have him around the first team, growing and learning.
Several sources reported that Serie B side SPAL took concrete steps to sign him on a dry loan and that the player was actually considering it, when taking into account that he has found game time quite hard to come by.
Now, the sporting director of the Ferrara-based club – Giorgio Zamuner – has confirmed in an interview with Estense.com that they did try for the 20-year-old, who could have reunited with fellow Primavera graduate Lorenzo Colombo who is also on loan there.
“He is a player with enormous potential and a window had opened. But once Milan made their assessments, we had to give up on the talks and going beyond the enquiries carried out,” he said (via MilanLive).