Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban are cleaning the house in Milan during the January window. So much so, that they’ve already cut the payroll by €5.1million.
Milan have so far sold Fabio Borini to Hellas Verona, loaned Caldara back to Atalanta, and today it became official that Pepe Reina will spend the rest of the season on loan at Premier League club Aston Villa.
This essentially means that Milan shred a lot on their payroll. Half of Pepe Reina’s €3m/year salary will be paid by Aston Villa, Mattia Caldara’s €2.2m/year will be paid by Atalanta over the next 18 months and Fabio Borini’s €2.5m/year are effectively gone from his move to Verona.
This is as per La Gazzetta dello Sport’s player salary chart, revealed earlier in the season.
Milan will pay €500,000 over the next 6 months to cover Begovic’s salary after his arrival from Bournemouth. Simon Kjaer is currently on a €1.2m/year salary at Sevilla, which Milan will pay half of due to his loan only lasting 6 months – for now.
Maldini has reduced Milan’s payroll with €5.1m over the next 6 months by selling Borini, replacing Reina with Begovic, and replacing Caldara with Kjaer. Could increase additionally if Rodriguez (€2.2m/yr), Piatek (€1.8m/yr) and Suso (€3m/yr) leaves and Reina stay with Villa
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All but all, this means that €5.1m has been shred for the current payroll over the next six months. This could increase even further if Suso (€3m/year), Ricardo Rodriguez (€2.1m/year) and Krzysztof Piatek (€1.8m/year) leave – with all rumoured to be on their way out this month.