GdS: Four players could leave Milan this summer to raise money for signings

By Oliver Fisher -

While there is a lot of attention on the additions that AC Milan might make during the summer window, there will also be some notable outgoings too.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews), Milan will not only have to work on the signings but also on exits, both to manage the size of the squad and to raise some funds for the transfer window ahead.

As for the players who are likely to leave, left-back Fodè Ballo-Tourè did not impress in the role of deputy to Theo Hernandez and he could be sold after being bought by Monaco last summer for €5m.

Samu Castillejo also on the verge of farewell after a year spent on the bench and the Spaniard has admirers from LaLiga, but then we come to two players who could raise a bit more money.

One is Alexis Saelemaekers, who arrived in January 2020 for €7m and is worth €20m today. He has been proposed to Roma to get Nicolo Zaniolo. The other is Ante Rebic, for whom there would be no lack of buyers and would guarantee a good income, even if Pioli considers him important.

Tags AC Milan Alexis Saelemaekers Ante Rebic Fode Ballo-Toure Samu Castillejo


  1. If Castillejo moves on, and you’ve been posting articles suggesting it’s a formality for two years now, then it’ll be on loan and/or with Milan covering a chunk of his wages. He’s good, but won’t earn what he currently is on so why should he?

    1. His contract will expire in a year so i think the chance of him getting loaned out is highly unlikely but i could see him being sold for something in between 2.5-5 mil or something so he wouldnt really come with much of a cost.

      1. I doubt Milan gets any money for Samu.
        He either spends another year in the stands and then leaves next summer as a free agent or Milan buys out the last year of his contract and rescinds his deal this summer.
        Castillejo wont leave on his own because no team will pay him the wages he gets at Milan. And its obvious he doesnt care if he plays or not cuz if he did he would have left by now on loan at least

        1. I agree that it could also be a possibility that he has his contract rescinded but if he signis for a different club this year for less for another club he might also give him the opportunity to get a longer contract and hence earn that cash anyways due to a longer contract. He could have left previously but he seems to be interrested in returning home instead of playing for a lesser team in italy which is a fair position in my view and as he currently earns 1.5 mil i doubt it would be that huge a financial loss leaving us compared to signing a new club. I think the biggest issue has been what we have demanded to sell him as i remember the media reports saying that we demanded around 10 mil last summer and that compared with his wages might have turned the interest down a notch.

      2. It’s not good accounting for Milan to sell for under (IIRC) ~7m (would be a loss on the books) so I suspect they’d rather loan him out. I don’t expect anyone would pay for him when he’s likely to command relatively high wages for a mid table Spanish or Italian club, especially if he moved a year before his contract ends he’d want some recompense for reducing his salary.

        He may decide signing a long contract is worth a pay cut but i would expect his agent will advise him free agency in a year would be a better plan.

        1. You are wrong. There is amortization in the players account value. We won’t record loss if we sell Samu this summer for 5 mil for example.

  2. He was bought for €21.30m and that devided with 5 (length of contract) equals 4.26 mil so this would be the correct fee we currently need if ive understood it correctly so doubt that would become a hurdle for a move.

Comments are closed

Serie A Standings

Live football scores . Current table, fixtures & results.