GdS: Milan have advantage over Roma in race for Atalanta midfielder due to clause

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have an advantage in the race to land Atalanta-owned midfielder Matteo Pessina this summer, according to a report.

Pessina left Milan for Bergamo in 2017 as a counterpart in the deal which saw Andrea Conti come the other way, and the 23-year-old is now starting to shine having joined Hellas Verona last summer on loan with option to buy.

Gianluca Di Marzio recently reported (via MilanNews) that probable new Milan boss Ralf Rangnick scouted Pessina in the recent match between Hellas Verona and Inter to see if he could be useful for next season.

Friday’s edition of newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews) reads as follows: “Atalanta, Roma or Milan? For the Rossoneri the cost is half.”

Among the hypotheses they discuss, there is also the possibility of a return to the Rossoneri. Three summers ago when Milan sold the young midfielder to Atalanta, the club secured a clause meaning they get 50% of any resale, so in theory they could land the Hellas star for half of what the competition could.

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