GdS: Starting with Maignan and ending with Messias – 11 signings for Milan and €75m spent

By Oliver Fisher -

After three long months, the summer transfer window finally shut last night and La Gazzetta dello Sport have published a reflection on AC Milan’s window.

The paper (via MilanNews) writes how Mike Maignan was the first acquisition of the mercato and the last was Junior Messias, while there were nine other additions as the Rossoneri management were among the busiest in Europe. In the end, 11 operations were completed to bolster Stefano Pioli’s squad, even if Yacine Adli who will remain on loan at Bordeaux for a year.

Elliott Management backed Paolo Maldini, Pioli and Massara to the tune of €75m which is excluding any permanent purchases of loan players like Brahim Diaz or Bakayoko in the future. If they were bought, it would reach €120m.

Pioli will have an excellent mix of young players and experienced players at his disposal as there are practically two players per position for his 4-2-3-1 formation – something which is absolutely vital ahead of what will be a demanding season.

Finally, the paper touches on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is not a new signing but his return to the field after the knee injury will be fundamental for Milan. With a team stronger than last year, the Rossoneri can really dream of the Scudetto until the end.


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13 Comments

  1. Zoro Caloro says:

    Too much quantity, not enough quality.

  2. Arber says:

    We sell Hauge and keep Krunic, Castillejo, Leao.
    We bought a lot of players but nothing of real quality.
    I have no comment.

    1. Ed3lm4n says:

      If you think Giroud, Maignan, Tonali and Tomori aren’t quality, what kind of players do you think we should get? If Bakayoko reaches the same level as during his previous stint, he is top quality. The team is stronger than last year.
      They tried to sell Krunic and Castillejo but there were no buyers. You can’t just give them away for free. And we were lucky to still have Krunic in the first two games. He is a versatile substitute so he should only go for the right price. Samu’s agents have to find him another club, not the Milan management. That’s what agents are paid for. They failed and now he won’t have much playing time.

      1. John Izehi says:

        Milan is simply better this season. My opinon is that Milan should have little confidence in young players especially the homegrown. It will save us a lot.
        Also, we need a double check on Pioli’s credentials this season bcos to whom much is given, good results are expected.

    2. Dos Santos says:

      I don’t know why Milan fans hate Krunic but for me the guy plays with his heart and loves Milan he is not a bad player too. Leao and Krunic are far better than Hauge.

      1. Toco says:

        Leao guy is poor.. Extremely poor. Just look at that opportunity he missed on Sunday. Dreadful player. If he works on his finishing he’s a top player no doubt..

        1. Arber says:

          Leao and Krunic are utter sh*t.
          Hauge is way better than Leao, he has shown more in 5 games than Leao in one seaon.

          1. Dos Santos says:

            Another Hauge fan boy hyping Hauge as if he is best player in the world.Hauge is the most overhyped Milan player in history.I have no problem with Hauge but the hyping is too much,calling Leao and Krunic shit players because of Hauge LMAO.

        2. Principal says:

          We don’t need to be missing out chances like we did last season that almost cost us a spot in champions league..SALUD .LA FAMILA MILAN

  3. Mac Solar says:

    The only player I doubt and I couldn’t say much off is the is the Pelegrín guy..I don’t really know much about him but I doubt his ability cause he is a injury player..cause I doubt if he could really replace giroud and ibra when they are not available ..that’s one position thy really affected us last season and it very important to us this season

  4. I am Forzza says:

    Very bad trade. Florence, Mesias and Bakayoko are certainly players who will not stay in Milan, after the end of this season 21/22 they will return to their clubs. Eliot gave his final word that he does not intend to buy these three players because of their age. Milan will have to raise 30 million by January if he wants to bring Vlasic and strengthen the midfield, this is the type of player who resembles Gatuzo but is a good technician and knows how to score .

    1. Oliver Fisher says:

      Vlasic has gone to West Ham.

  5. Principal says:

    I pray we play better this season..much is demanded from our players wt dis inclusion of champions league..I hope we replicate the same feat we had in 2007…UP Milan

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