Fichajes: Milan could push through sale in order to fund €45m centre-back move

By Oliver Fisher -

The top teams in Italy are ready to do battle to sign Alessandro Buongiorno from Torino this summer as well as some clubs abroad, and AC Milan are reportedly among them.

According to Fichajes.net, the list of admirers now includes Milan, Inter, Juventus and some Premier League teams. Buongiorno was linked with a move to the Rossoneri in January but it did not materialise, and his asking price for the summer starts at €45m.

Although Inter were considered the favorites to sign Buongiorno, they would only be able to secure his signature via a loan with an option to buy at the end of the season. This has opened the door for Milan to step forward by offering the same amount in a guaranteed payment, which could tip the balance in their favour.

However, Juventus have also entered the running, showing their interest in the player after securing Gleison Bremer from their city rivals. Despite the competition, Buongiorno will have a lot to consider, especially given his strong relationship with Torino fans and his family history with the club.

AC Milan could have an additional advantage because Buongiorno’s agent already represents several players at the club. However, to fund any move, they might need to sell one of their current defenders, with Malick Thiaw being the most likely candidate.

Meanwhile, Spurs continue to monitor the situation closely and could outbid all other interested clubs with an offer that satisfies both the player and Torino.

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  1. There is no way that we’re spending 45million to get Buongiorno.
    He’s either going to Juve, if they completely revamp their defense (sell Bremer, let go Alex Sandro, etc) or more likely will go to a PL club.

    The only way that Buongiorno comes to Milan is if the Torino accepts a 30 mill + 35% resale clause, which I truly doubt Cairo will accept… and we might add Simic also to lower the final price.

    That said, Buongiorno will be sold this year. His value is not likely to go much higher, next year Juric will not be Torino’s coach and a worse season might lower the value of Buongiorno.

  2. What’s the use of selling a very promising young defender, who is technically better than the mentioned replacement, a club that is serious and wants to win does not sell good players to buy another, be that as it may Thiaw is a more complete player then Boungiorno….

    1. How do you say “I have never watched a single Torino game” without actually saying it? See above.

      Boungiorno would be a huge upgrade on Thaiw, and every other defender Milan has.

    2. Only good thing about Thiaw is fast. He is prone to mistakes, scored his own goals, and red card while Bongiorno is a better defender than overrated Thiaw.

  3. I have a pretty difficult time seeing Buongiorno joining Juventus because he is a professed Torino fan. Add to that would Cairo even sell their captain to their mortal enemy. I doubt it.

  4. I’d prefer Calafiori than him. Buongiorno’s price has reached the highest point this season. Not counting that crazy President too. While Calafiori’s price is still on the rise. After next season, he’ll be simply too expensive. Calafiori is 3 years younger as well.

    1. Calafiori is really underrated but Buongiorno, being Torino captain, brings character and leadership with him. Something we’re missing and something algorithms don’t measure and show.

    2. Plus Calafiori can play DM 😁
      The other one that flies under the radar is Posch….if we want that Right Back and can fill quotas. He’s always impressed me.

      1. And he’s left footed too if I’m not mistaken. Yet another reason. Leao was pocketed by Posch the same fashion that Kvara got last match. Many interesting players indeed in an interesting Bologna team. Just hope they don’t get (too) dismantled next season. Starting from the coach.

        1. That Bologna team is massively underrated. They have way more quality than ppl would like to admit. Yes perhaps the coach is good too. But the players are very good. Reminds me of Leicester few seasons back, bunch of gems who happened to be assembled in the same team

  5. Add Pobega to the mix and lower the asking price.
    Sell Calabria, Maldini, Colombo, and the two defenders Pioli forced the club to sign.

  6. I know we’re looking for a player we can plug in and play, but if we’re concerned with getting young Italian talent we should look at a 20 y/o CB currently flying under the radar called Diego Coppola. At least as a future player. Get him now for 6-7M and let him stay at Verona for another season.

    1. This. And many other source are just there for sensation and views, but all these supposedly Milan fans think all they read in this site, no matter the source, we’re all facts lol

      This site is a fans site that aggregate news from every single source out there… It’s not official Milan site. Yet many still don’t understand this 🤦🏻‍♂️

    1. One of the reasons I haven’t bothered jumping in on this particular line of discussion is something you touched on.

      We can discuss the character and physical attributes of players, but until we know who the coach will be and how they will set the team up to play, it’s difficult to get excited about any particular player.

      What I will say about player acquisition is that in the positions that absolutely need improvement (CB, DM, striker), I’d like to see one QUALITY player who can step in and start and I’d also like to see either a young development player or an academy player moved up to the first team. We need both quality and depth at a number of positions.

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