Ralf Rangnick won’t join Milan this summer. Instead, the Rossoneri confirmed a two-year extension with current manager Stefano Pioli after an impressive run of games since the restart of Serie A.
But what does that mean for the transfers Rangnick has reportedly travelled Europe to negotiate and scout? Kristoffer Ajer, Luka Jovic, and most noteworthy, Dominik Szoboszlai – a player who has reportedly been very close to joining Milan.
Previous reports from SempreMilan, MilanNews, and many more have made it clear that Rangnick has been the crucial link between the Hungarian and the Rossoneri. Rangnick has reportedly spoken to Szoboszlai who had given his full availability for Milan and Rangnick’s project together.
TodoFichajes even recently claimed that Milan are willing to pay the €25m needed to trigger Szoboszlai’s release clause and beat the competition from PSG, Arsenal, Napoli and Lazio.
Szoboszlai answered newspaper Nemzeti Sport (via SempreMilan) in his native country Hungary earlier in July about the Milan rumours as following:
“I heard about the rumours, some of my friends have also called me whether they are true. I said: read through the articles and you will know if they are proper information.
“When deciding about the future the most important thing that I will take into consideration is playing continuously. Playing in the Europa League/Champions League in the next year is not a priority. Some personal aspects will be also taken into account.”
This is one of many questions that will need to be answered as Milan enters a new summer and season with the management run by Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, as well as Stefano Pioli and his team managing the team.
The previous philosophy Milan has run with Maldini is to sign young players on the verge of making it, so will that remain as the target on the market this summer?