Faivre confirms he ‘decided to go to Milan’ but move fell apart: “We are disappointed”

By Oliver Fisher -

Brest midfielder Romain Faivre has revealed that he did want to join AC Milan in the summer and chose to try and force the issue somewhat.

Calciomercato.com reporter Daniele Longo (via MilanPosts) reported earlier in the week Milan’s management gave the green light for the Faivre deal to go ahead and a private jet was all ready to fly over the Alps and go fetch the 23-year-old.

However, the deal never went through as Brest kept on asking for €15m in a single payment and refused €12m plus €3m in bonuses, which was Milan’s final offer. Then, they were upset about his behaviour as he refused to travel with the squad for a league game, so they pulled him from the market.

Now, Faivre has revealed how the negotiations went from his point of view, confirming that he tried to engineer the move himself after making a decision.

“A club like Milan, Paolo Maldini calling you is always a pleasure, it’s flattering to reach a milestone, with my family we decided to go to Milan,” he said to Telefoot (via MilanPosts).

“I decided with my family, not to go to the clash, more as a precaution, I did not want to compromise a possible departure to Milan. We are disappointed.”


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2 Comments

  1. R says:

    Milan have really dropped the ball on this one. I know financial realities are a thing, but of this was the player they’d decided upon, losing out because of the structure of payments and not being able to strike a deal is really poor.

    Fingers crossed January is still an option, but it wouldn’t surprise me if his value increases and he heads off to England for the same money Milan were being asked for.

    1. Juro says:

      Agreed. Should not have haggled on this one. He has a contract until 2025 – so this was not the time to haggle over the price as he wasn’t in the last year of his deal. 15M was a steal for him. He’s a real talent. I pray we can get him in January but hold little to no hope…

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