GdS: Milan hoping to save over €27m on salaries then sign talented striker

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in the phase of the transfer window where they try to secure some exits, and then they can get the young striker they want to complete the attacking department.

As reported this morning by La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), Ante Rebic is heading for Besiktas in a deal worth €500k plus €1.5m in potential bonuses, which is a capital loss but allows Milan to free the almost €10m gross in salary they owe the Croatian for the remainder of his deal.

Junior Messias is instead at the bottom of the ranking of the highest paid players in Stefano Pioli’s squad at just short of €2m gross (€1m net), but Besiktas are also keen on signing him too.

Then, Divock Origi is expected to leave too and on a permanent deal, which would constitute a saving of €15.6m gross when factoring in he will earn €4m net per season until 2026.

That cumulative salary saving of just over €27m would allow Milan to concretely try for Alejo Veliz of Rosario Central. He has 11 goals in 22 appearances for his club at the age of 19 and is seen as the ideal player to complete the attacking department.

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  1. Ive heard good things about this guy and Moncada hasn’t missed in terms of Argentine talents so I’m all for this

  2. Yes, agreed Gigi. We missed the boat with Julian Alvarez so let’s get this done. Then let him play. An unknown young talent could do well. That goes for Romero too, the kid looks like he has a lot of talent.

      1. For me he wasnt skillfull enough, but his energy, strength and agility to always press is more than good, and of course his header is just like bierhoff…

  3. hey what about the Argentine Italian guy Milan , Inter are gunning for what happened to him. the one that is currently playing for Italy

    1. @eldorado

      I think you’re referring to Retegui? He’s joined Genoa already. Or if you mean Beltran of River Plate, who is potentially eligible for the Azzurri , he’s strongly linked with Fiorentina.

  4. Alejo Veliz plays like Victor Osimhen’s style, a Complete-Striker, but rarely seen involved in build-up from back. He likes to use his physical (Speed & Strength) to win the ball. He will be different kind than Giroud & Ibrahimovic who can involved in possesion.

    But, Colombo & Lazetic are Giroud & Ibrahimovic style respectively, but in raw version. I wonder what will Pioli do.

    1. Thanks for the details Alex, I don’t know anything about him. He sounds ideal, we need a greedy goal scorer, we have quality to build up the play from the wings and midfield. I’m a big fan of Giroud and he’s a great team striker, but we need someone selfish and more importantly young….

    1. I 100% agree….unless management know something we don’t. I thought he’d be perfect. Right age, right profile…

    2. I think they paid €12 million. Either way, he’s very cheap when you consider Atalanta paid €28 million for El Bilal Toure, who is a complete nobody with a terrible goalscoring record.

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