MN: Dybala’s imminent Juventus exit a sign that Milan’s attitude is spreading

By Oliver Fisher -

Paulo Dybala will leave Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season and it certainly a nod towards how AC Milan have been dealing with contract negotiations, a report claims.

MilanNews writes how Dybala’s decision to leave Juve on a free transfer is only the latest case of players being totally conditioned by their agents, something that Milan are already familiar with given the exits of Gianluigi Donnarumma, Hakan Calhanoglu and Franck Kessie, who chose to sign more lucrative deals elsewhere.

There is no doubting that Dybala is one of the best and most influential players the Juventus squad, just as Lorenzo Insigne is for Napoli (he is their captain) but he has chosen Toronto, and even PSG are expected to lose Kylian Mbappe for free too.

The new wave within football is that some players and their agents are asking for stratospheric salaries and commissions, and over the last three or four years the market has changed to reflect this, so it is simply no longer a scandal if a team loses a big player for free if they are choosing to look after their accounts and believe they can replace him.

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  1. It’s the era where clubs doesn’t needs to pay crazy salary just to satisfy players and their agents and that’s a good news!

    1. Exactly. It seems that Covid might have finally burst the transfer fee and wage bubble we’ve been in for the last 15 years driven by certain clubs. Lot’s of top players leaving on a free this summer from various clubs in various leagues.

    1. Mbappe is still fairly young and infinitely better than the players Milan let go.

      What the article fails to point out though is that all these players still found other clubs to pay them these extravagant fees so o don’t think it is strictly about the money. Mbappe as an example wants to join Real Madrid, Dybala feels insulted by Juventus who backed down on a previous agreement. Sure, clubs are trying to balance the books but I do not think this is necessarily the beginning of a new movement on management since these are the exceptions and not the norm.

      1. Yes and no. The fact is we’re seeing a lot of free agent movement this summer and it includes some top players. Last summer we saw Messi leave on a free because Barcelona couldn’t afford him. The fact is Covid has wreaked havoc on club finances and the chickens have come home to roost. The question is will it be an enduring trend, as you say a “new movement on management”, or is this a temporary blip in the expansion of the salary and fee bubble?

        1. You are indeed correct that the pandemic has definitely contributed to this phenomenon. It will be very interesting to see if this continues. If it does, in my opinion this cries out for tightening regulations around agent fees. I have no doubt that this has been a contributor to the behaviour. It seems to me that this is a bigger factor to players leaving for free than a player’s need to chase money, though both goals seem to be achieved by the agents in question.

  2. Today, club priority is all about financial balance. Club need to maintain healthy expenditure, so they must be count transfer fee + wage + bonus + agent fee. Free transfer didn’t always be cheap

  3. Selling player that don’t want to renew are easy to say but hard to do. Need player agreement to sell player ,if player refuse all buyer then you can do nothing pay their salary until the player contract expire and go free transfer

  4. Corruption and Covid are the real culprits behind this trend. Uefa allowed federations, clubs and agents to create an unsustainable enviroment within the sport and covid came and laid it bare for all to see. Milan has all rights to safeguard its future from parasites.

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