Di Marzio: The background on Faivre’s failed Milan move and what the future may hold

By Isak Möller -

In the summer, before signing Junior Messias from Crotone, AC Milan made a serious attempt of signing Romain Faivre from Brest. However, they were unsuccessful and the winger ended up staying in France. 

As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan were looking for an attacking midfielder/winger and they were linked with many. From Jesus Corona and Messias to Romain Faivre, who ended up at the top of the wish list.

A meeting took place at Casa Milan between the Rossoneri and Faivre’s agent, which resulted in the ‘yes’ of the player. Brest remained the roadblock, though, as the first offer of €10m was returned to the sender.

Then, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara upped the offer to €12m, but still without any success. And with time running out, they made the ‘take it or leave it’ offer of €12m plus another €3m in bonuses. Brest, though, rejected this as well.

In January, another attempt shouldn’t be ruled out despite the signing of Messias, but it’s not certain that this will happen. Faivre wouldn’t hesitate if he gets the call, seeing as he rejected a few offers from Germany in the summer.

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  1. Would have been nice to mention in the article what the asking price was from the french club. Important piece of information.

  2. “with time running out, they made the ‘take it or leave it’ offer of €12m plus another €3m in bonuses.” This just shows the lack of experience management has…. To make a “take it or leave it offer” to Brest who still has Faivre under contract until 2024 is really amateurish. They didn’t have to sell, he wasn’t in the last year of his deal. Should have made the 15M offer and snap him up. Hope we can do so in January as we desperately need someone on the RW to break the lines and offer something towards goal. Messias experiment thus far has been a disaster – comes in our of shape and as a result gets hurt. It’s November and he hasn’t played and now Castillejo is out. Pls spend the $ and sign this kid in January. Then in summer pls sign Valhovic and we are set in the attack for many years (Leao/Valhovic/Faivre)

    1. Well the real reason that Brest did not sell was because Faivre tried to force a move by failing to turn up for a game. The management of Brest felt it was disrespectful, so they took him off the market in the midst of negotiations.

      You guys should stop knocking Milan management as if they don’t know anything about getting players. This present management brought in Leão, Theo, Bennacer, Tonali, Tomori, Kjaer, Kalulu, Rebic Brahim Diaz, etc…

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