AC Milan, Sandro Tonali and Brescia are heading towards a solution that will make sure everyone is happy, according to a report.
La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that no one has ever questioned Tonali’s qualities nor his potential to become a top player, but his first season with Milan was largely inconsistent. The Rossoneri have reflected on the fact they agreed on a loan with option to buy for a total of €25m including bonuses, plus a €10m loan fee that has already been paid.
In the agreements signed last summer with Brescia president Massimo Cellino, Milan inserted a clause. If they decided not to sign Tonali permanently, Brescia would have had to return about 50 per cent of that €10m loan fee that the Rossoneri paid.
Cellino thought he had done Maldini a great favour last summer by lowering the price because offers of €50m came in during the pre-Covid market, but despite that it is just a matter of waiting for the new agreement.
Brescia have chosen Pippo Inzaghi for the bench and he may now have preference over young Milan stars like Giacomo Olzer, but in exchange the fixed part will drop by a few million and the bonuses too. Cellino will not be forced to return part of the money collected for the loan, and in the end they will all live happily ever after.
Inter, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain all wanted Tonali, but he will stay with his boyhood club.