GdS: Petagna’s return to Milan offered up by agents – the response

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have been offered the chance to re-sign Andrea Petagna from Monza as their hunt for a new striker continues, a report claims.

Petagna started his career in Milan’s youth system, where he was a member of the under-15 squad who won the title in 2010. He worked his way up through the ranks and made his senior debut in December 2012, coming on as a substitute in a Champions League group stage game against Zenit St. Petersburg.

He would make just three appearances before leaving for Atalanta in 2016 after loan spells with Sampdoria, Latina, Vicenza and Ascoli. He would play for Ascoli again and SPAL, where he became prolific and earned a move to Napoli.

The 28-year-old’s most recent move saw him join Monza on a loan with obligation to buy deal and – after having scored four goals for them last season – it did become a permanent.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), in the last few days Petagna was offered to Milan by his entourage but the negotiation did not take off.

Now, it seems that the centre-forward is the first choice target for newly-promoted Cagliari, and the Rossoneri are instead focusing their efforts on signing Hugo Ekitike from PSG.

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  1. One of the best players from our primavera that didn’t “make it” and has been turned into a journeyman and ruined.

    I think he probably has a 20 goal season in him Igor Protti style but I don’t think it’ll happen at Milan unfortunately. If only we didn’t ruin all our primavera players.

    1. Oh come on, he is average at best. There’s reason he won’t play at big club after leaving us.

      Best at Primavera don’t always translate to be a great player in Senior side, and our Primavera is, well, far from the best side on the youth league.

      1. I’m not judging him now.

        He’s like a prize race horse who has been moved around so much that he’s lost his magic.

        No, he, like so many from that primavera side, were some of the most talented players in the world from that generation, winning competitions at domestic and European level and NONE of them made it.

        A success rate of ZERO percent.

        If Petagna was the only player who didn’t make it then you’d blame the player, but when NONE made it, you’ve got to ask questions.

        It seems most people would like to believe that “Italy doesn’t produce players any more “ (as if a footballing mad nation has had its DNA changed and can no longer play football).

    2. Lmaoooo this guy barely scores single digits a season even at smaller teams and somehow you think he has a 20+ goal potential. He’s so a mediocre player and already 28 years old.

      His best times are already behind him, which was a few years ago at SPAL.

      Absolutely hilarious.

      1. His best time was at SPAL a few years ago then he moved to Napoli and his career went down. But yeah that sums him up. Small team player.

  2. Petagna never was and never will be Milan quality. Not everyone who comes up through the youth system (or Belgium) is unfortunately.

    1. Well clearly at one stage he was “Milan quality” by virtue of the fact that he played for Milan and was one of the stars of the primavera side.

      I’m not saying he’s “Milan quality” now but that is largely down to a system where NONE of the players from that great primavera side “made it”.

      Players like Gori, Mastalli, Cristante, Ganz, Verdi, Modic, Di Molfetta not to mention Mastour – none of them “made it” at Milan – Cristante is obviously an established player for one direct rivals and the national team.

      But of course you believe that Milan just randomly stopped producing players aftet Ambrosini. Maybe we should’ve bottled that superhuman DNA.

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