Maldini set to join Empoli on loan as confirmation arrives from Milan

By Isak Möller -

Daniel Maldini will be present at Milanello tomorrow for the first training session of the pre-season. However, the midfielder will not stay for long as a move to Empoli is on the cards. 

The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Spezia but he struggled to get consistent playing time, registering just 646 minutes on the pitch. He did, however, manage to find the back of the net three times.

In short, he will not stay with Milan’s first team for next season but will be loaned out to Empoli instead. The Tuscan side will have a buy-out clause but there will also be a buy-back in the Rossoneri’s favour.

Maldini’s move was more or less confirmed by Milan earlier today when they sent out the squad list for tomorrow’s Raduno, stating that the final details of the transfer to Empoli are being defined. It’s just a matter of time, in other words.

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  1. Just sell him.

    He has no future at the club.

    We’ve already got about 10 players in his position and we keep signing more.

    By the time he returns from his loan we’ll have had the January transfer window where we’ll add more. And then next summer we’ll sign more. And the following January we’ll sign more, and more and more.

    There simply isn’t the time or space or focus or care required for Maldini or most of his generation to make it.

      1. It’s just satiric statement, seeing how the club treats youngsters, staying in the club is arguably doubtful. Unless, there’s a change in club’s policy

        1. It’s a factual statement.

          There can only be 11 players on the pitch at once so how exactly are we going to give all these players playing time?

          And the only youth player to have made it at Milan in recent years is Calabria and he got lucky because all the players we kept signing to replace him got injured e.g. Conti and Florenzi.

          His more talented friends Locatelli and Cutrone were less fortunate. Both were buried under multiple signings, and in the case of Cutrone were still sold even after he’d outscored his rivals.

          Anything that happens after that betrayal then becomes speculation. Could Cutrone have continued with his impressive form had the club backed him? We’ll never know.

  2. This is a good move for Maldini. Empoli develops players well.

    Look, we’ll even have to buy him back. Maybe we set the buy back high enough that it looks like we’re buying a new player, trick ourselves into playing our own youth player.

    Imagine what it will be like for Maldini’s talent to speak for itself.

    The only downside to this move is that Baldanzi plays as the 10. While Maldini is better, I assume he plays on a wing as Baldanzi can’t play elsewhere. It won’t matter. Maldini will excel.

    1. Ha ha trick ourselves into thinking he’s a singing!

      There is a precedence. We did the same with Abate, Antonelli, Antonine, Matri, and Borriello, and ironically in the case of the latter two, they went on to win titles with Juve so Juve got all of the benefit from our youth players (we also inexplicably lent Abbiati to Juve when Buffon got injured and they were our direct rivals).

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