GdS: From Faivre failure to Messias – Pioli gets his reinforcement as Milan seal €8-9m deal

By Oliver Fisher -

After being linked with virtually every name under the sun, AC Milan appear to have finally settled on signing Junior Messias from Crotone.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) talks about what ended up being a rushed pursuit of a new attacking midfielder. The management wanted to close the signing of Hakan Calhanoglu’s replacement first and instead they have taken it down to deadline day before snatching Messias, a Crotone player who overtook Romain Faivre yesterday as the preferred options.

The two managements have reached an agreement over the transfer of the 30-year-old Brazilian and it will be a paid loan of about €3m an option to buy set at €5-6m. Stefano Pioli will thus have his long-awaited reinforcement for the attack.

Messias can play both as an attacking midfielder and the right winger, and became the main target after another rejection arrived from Brest arrived for Faivre. The French club in fact refused Milan’s latest proposal of €12m plus bonuses, so now it is Messias’ day.


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9 Comments

  1. Zoro Caloro says:

    Woooooh what!!?? Wait so you’re going to get Messias for 8m over Zaccagni for 8m??

    Wow…. come on that is just about as poor of choice as it gets… wow.

    1. Milanello says:

      It is a paid loan that we will never exercise anyway considering his age unless he turn into Tomori – esque success

      Chills, it is only 3 mils

    2. abanjo2003 says:

      Messias as a matter of fact had way way better stats than Zaccagni. It’s not a risky deal + this guy’s a fighter. It’ll be nice to see what he can do.

  2. Himhim says:

    Why elliot approve this. You can add more millions and seal faivre, young potential player for years. Even milan can capitalize gain in the future. But they spend 3+5 mil just for old player

    1. crorossonero says:

      They have spent 3M, not 5. If he plays like he did last season 8M will be a steal. They are buying players for this and next season, we are not Benfica to develop players and sell.

  3. Avirose says:

    It’s a good deal, I’m tired of anything sentimental Italian buys, fuck zacagni, fuck bertolacci, fuck Poli, fuck matri… let’s allow maldini do his job! Nobody believed in Kjaer , but he is still here and waxing strong.
    P.s if Adren Silva or paqueta or hauge was given the same patience Tonali got, maybe things would be a lot different.

  4. lutfi says:

    this guy comes from very low league, slowly climbing to top football.

    i pray for his success just like j vardy

  5. micah97 says:

    Don’t judge..him…He was decent for Crotone..cheap deal…fighter mentality..can dribble and shoot..unlike Saelaemakers..he offers creativity..Illicic is 34 and still good..Messias needs to be given a chance…do not jump on the age b4 you see him play

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