Journalist urges fans to ‘keep calm’ amid perceived lack of action as Milan ‘have already spent €40m’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan fans have been urged to stay calm by journalist Antonio Vitiello amid concerns over the club’s perceived lack of spending.

In a tweet, Vitiello of MilanNews responded to a fan who was questioning the fact that Sandro Tonali and Fikayo Tomori have not been made permanent deals yet, Hakan Calhanoglu’s renewal is not sorted, while Alessio Romagnoli’s future remains uncertain too.

He also mentions that Davide Calabria and Franck Kessie’s contracts – expiring in 2022 – are on the list of things to do as is the signing of Olivier Giroud, another striker, one or two midfielders, a winger and potentially even more.

Vitiello’s reply: “Tomori already done 10 days ago, signed Maignan. Milan are the only team that have already spent 40 million. Are the other big Italians moving? Zero. The market is long. Keep Calm.”

The figures he is referring to is from the €27-28m it will take to turn Tomori’s loan from Chelsea into a permanent transfer as per the pre-agreed option to buy as well as the fee for Maignan which is believed to be around €13m as per most major sources.

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9 Comments

  1. qwerty says:

    Well, last year only 19 million were spent, which is almost nothing. All these savings now need to go to this transfer market window.

    1. marcinomilano says:

      We have no savings due to covid situation.

    2. Roses says:

      Yeah they’ve already made big savings from maignan purchase. And from selling few players.

    3. Roses says:

      And also fresh funds from the champions league.

      1. qwerty says:

        OK, actual transfer spending for Milan was 32 million. Here are some numbers from the teams that finished outside top 4 in 2019/2020 season:

        Cagliari – 35
        Fiorentina – 50
        Genoa – 60
        Napoli – 77
        Parma – 99
        Roma – 69
        Torino – 48

        So of these american owners have some settings. They have tons of resources. They are just keeping them for themselves.

  2. Juro says:

    Does Maignan count since we screwed up letting Donnaruma leave for free??? I don’t think so. It doesn’t matter what other clubs spend or not. We have many holes that need to be filled. Yes the transfer window is long but feels like a repeat of last year. We have lost out on De Paul and now are stuck with Hakan. Doesn’t look like we can spend 30-40M on any one player? That is a problem in today’s game. Feels like we can’t even pay for a player like Adil (8m?) and will lose him like we did with Koné in January. No big striker is arriving, and we are settling on Giroud. Yes we will be patient but the signs do not seem that promising right now. Hope I am wrong

  3. Roses says:

    The management’s budget of the club is really tight. They just push the limit on every signing to get cheapest players.

  4. Bunga2 says:

    I don’t mind this to be honest. A careful approach is needed in this perilous times. Do you guys remember Li’s era? We spent recklessly and excessively, and what do we get from that? Lots and lots of deadwood and deficits from players who were overpaid.

    Let’s just wait and see. I think the most pressing issue has already been addressed (GK to replace Gigio). Now the second most pressing issue is a new forward. Only start to panic when Giroud is the only one who is coming lol 😉

  5. Romeo says:

    We are competing in multiple front. Our purchases have to best value for money. On our return to the Champions league were cannot disappoint and avoid persons referring to us as a shadow of our former selves.

    Forza Milan

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