Di Marzio: Renewal talks between Milan and club captain have ‘never taken off”

By Oliver Fisher -

Negotiations between AC Milan and Alessio Romagnoli over the renewal of his contract have never really got going, according to Gianluca Di Marzio.

Romagnoli joined Milan from Roma back in the summer of 2015 and was virtually a guaranteed starter for the Rossoneri right up until January of this year, when Fikayo Tomori arrived on an initial loan from Chelsea and displaced him.

There is now uncertainty about Romagnoli’s future at Milan for the first time, which is certainly intensified by the fact his contract expires next June and there is nothing to suggest a renewal is imminent or even that talks are on.

Di Marzio spoke to Sky Italia (via MilanNews) about Romagnoli, the Milan captain, remarking that he is no longer a starter in Pioli’s first choice line-up but he has been playing lately and showing his value with Simon Kjaer’s injury.

Interestingly, the well-known journalist adds that ‘a renewal negotiation has never taken off’ regarding the Italy international, so he is heading for an exit on a free transfer it seems.

Tags AC Milan Alessio Romagnoli


  1. As much as I like to see him stay cus he’s been loyal, it just won’t work cus of his agent. So we’ll make peace with him leaving for free at least its not same with dollarman and the Turkish snake, he’d level with respect.

    1. I don’t understand this. The mental gymnastics that people do to justify how they feel about players is so interesting. You mean to say that somehow Romagnoli requesting double his salary is somehow not as unreasonable as Donnarumma requesting double his salary? By the same agent?

  2. Unfortunately he is not what he used to be. I am questioning his defending even before the first goal on Tuesday. Fair enough he could not recover after he lost his mark,but he did not even attempt to block the shot.

    1. Gabbia can do his job with way less salary. Remember Gabbia had played with Kjaer for quite well for some time when Romagnoli was injured last season.

      Hope Pioli don’t forget this fact and give Gabbia some more playing time to grow.

  3. I’m on a fence with him because of his agent. I would rather sacrifice him so when Ibra retires, we don’t have to deal with Raiola ever again.

  4. Way better defenders out there for a fraction of his salary. I will never stop comparing him with Tomori; huge gap.
    The way he performed on Griezmann’s goal is somewhat pathetic; he should have cleared the ball including also the player if he was on the way and instead of that he didn’t even charge! Unacceptable especially when the final whistle time was so close.
    He won’t be missed.

    1. Agreed. He’s not worth what he is asking. Stood there for Greizman goal. Let him go to Juve so we can watch Leao run right by him next season

  5. I understand Capitano’s perspective if he wants to go and start somewhere

    I respect as long as he gives his all in the last months unlike Kessie who lost his concentration and only hurting us

    Captain made little mistake for griezman’s goal, but he will bounce back soon

  6. Good defender, loyal to the club, good captain, but he does not worth his salary neither what he’s asking.
    If Milan want to keep a good team spirit and a clean atmosphere he needs to leave (with all the respect)

  7. Now I see how great Gigio is mentally. He knew he was going to leave at the end of the season but still kept solid displays on the field with very little or no sign of loss of concentration.
    Looking at Kessie now makes me so sad and Romagnoli too. I hope they both stay and we deploy a 3-4-2-1 or 3-5-2

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