Di Marzio: Maldini to return to Monza but Milan will get nothing – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

Daniel Maldini is reportedly set to leave AC Milan on a permanent basis and return to Monza, but in a surprising twist the club will not receive any more for him.

Last season was one of two halves for Maldini, who decided to cut his loan at Empoli short due to a lack of playing time and immediately signed for Monza on a six-month loan instead.

After joining Raffaele Palladino’s side, he has bagged four goals and one assist, with a few of those being important goals. He rediscovered confidence, and thus became in-demand in view of the summer.

Di Marzio reports that after his six-month loan at the U-Power Stadium, Daniel Maldini is ready to return to Monza and this time on a permanent basis rather than just another loan move.

The 22-year-old has a contract that is set to expire with Milan and he will not renew it, meaning that he will move to the Brianzoli on a free transfer and the Rossoneri will not receive a transfer fee.

It is a move that is likely to cause a stir among Milan supporters, not only because they hoped for a Maldini to succeed with the first team but also because an academy product will leave without any recompense.

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  1. Wait what??? His contract expire after returning from loan ? Usually club renew player that go on loan atleast 1 years extension

    1. His contract expires next summer so it still has a year remaining so this doesn’t make any sense especially also considering that other clubs has shown interest in him.
      Doubt this rumor has much to do with reality.

  2. Our management loosing so many talents! It’s not surprising, the Milan culture has been noted for importation of talents.. the best talents ever to come from our academy after MALDINI was DONNARUMMA….and nothing more! The endless list of el sharawy, Caldara, Calabria, locatelli, de sciglio, mastour, darmian and now Camarda….Milan has never had a culture akin to La Masia of Barcelona… We have always wanted to show the world due to berlusconi larger than life approach that the best talents are outside….meanwhile Barcelona continues to produce world class talents year in and year out…I hope we introspect and understand that necessity is the mother of invention…we don’t have the luxury of berlusconi anymore, then let us value our in-house talents instead of letting them go for free…

  3. Seems like the clowns running the club are allergic to the name Maldini, that they are willing to let him go for free. He scored 4 goals in seria a playing 588 min , while Chukwueze scored 1 goal in 1000 min in serie a. The difference is Maldini cost nothing in transfer fee and makes 0.5 million gross annually, while the Nigerian costed 20m in transfer and make 4m net annually. Another talent lost for nothing after losing Cristante, Virde, Petenga, Aubameang, Bellanova and the list goes on.

  4. It completely escaped my attention that Maldini is out of contract.

    Good on him. He will make AC Milan look stupid but, in fairness, AC Milan will not care.

    The club is too big and too good to play home grown players with more technical ability than the players it spends tens of millions of Euros on.

    We are Milan! We are NOT Barcelona!

  5. Up until a few days ago his contract was said to expire in 2025 on transfermarkt so i cant find head or tail in this story. Now it says 2024 though.

  6. Something is not adding up.
    The player’s contract expires in 2025. At least 3-4 clubs have shown interest in him, including Monza. There seems to be a consensus that the price tag on him is 8-12 million euros.
    Why would he leave for free? That doesn’t make sense.

  7. And then after a season or two at Monza he’ll be looted by either Juve or even worst Inter.
    Seeing Maldini name etched on their shirt will be one of the greatest irony in Milan history.

  8. Calm down. He had a good end to the season. He wasn’t part of the first team plans, he would have mostly sat on the bench. If he goes on to be a success for Monza, good for him and good for Italy.

  9. Like the others, I was pretty sure his contract is running up to 2025, getting extended by a year because he went on for a loan to Empoli.

    I recall that there’s a rule that won’t allow players with one year left in their contracts to go on loan, isn’t there?? Now I’m not so sure anymore.

  10. The name Maldini and players leaving Milan for free, name a more iconic duo.

    Something doesn’t seem right here though, I don’t see why his contract would just be ending now but seemingly no one knew until yesterday?

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