AC Milan’s intention is now to keep Alessio Romagnoli and try to get him to renew his current contract, according to a report.
Despite having been one of the club’s better and more consistent servants since arriving back in 2015 from Roma, the last few months have not been the best for Romagnoli. He has lost his spot in the starting line-up to Fikayo Tomori who looks destined to remain, plus his contract is expiring in 2022, meaning a natural crossroads in the 26-year-old’s future has arrived.
La Gazzetta dello Sport writes that Romagnoli’s sale seemed to almost be a given given the last six months and the contract situation, but the club’s intention now is to keep it in order to deliver a trio of high-level central defenders to Pioli.
He must be renewed in order to stay though and there is a slight issue regarding the possible wage demands. The Rossoneri captain already earns €3.5m net per season and therefore any pay rise would be minimal, something agent Mino Raiola might not be too keen on.