Diego Laxalt is facing an important choice over his AC Milan future amid concrete talks with Atalanta, a report claims.
It appears that the Uruguay international’s future lies away from the Rossoneri one way or another, as Paolo Maldini himself seemingly confirmed.
Just as it seemed all set that he would complete a move to Atalanta, reports emerged on Thursday stating that Ligue 1 side Marseille had made a late attempt to hijack the deal.
Friday’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport provides an update on the situation surrounding on the left-back and the complex nature of negotiations between him and Atalanta.
At the moment, the current stumbling block regarding personal terms is the player’s salary: he currently earns €1.8m-a-year with Milan, while Atalanta only want to pay €800,000.
Now, the ball is in the player’s court as he must decide whether to take a lower salary elsewhere in exchange for more opportunities, or stay with the Rossoneri and barely play.
Clubs abroad have not given up: Fenerbahçe remain interested, while Marseille are ready to offer the same terms as he is currently on with Milan.
Laxalt is expected to give his final decision to Atalanta by the weekend.