Mediaset: Milan smile as they should collect €6m from exit of centre-back

By Isak Möller -

Leo Duarte was loaned out to Istanbul Basaksehir in January and his loan will expire in six months. Fortunately for Milan, it seems the Turkish side are willing to sign the Brazilian permanently. 

Duarte made just one appearance in Serie A this past season before moving to Turkey, where he played 17 games. According to Mediaset, as cited by MilanNews, Basaksehir are happy with the performance of the defender.

In fact, they seem willing to exercise the buy-out option in January, valued at roughly €5-6m. This is good news for Milan as it means they will avoid a capital loss, which is a good outcome considering how Duarte played for the Rossoneri.

Then again, the Turkish side could decide to not exercise the option and then Milan would be back at square one. Hopefully, Duarte will continue to do well in Turkey and earn his stay at the club.

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Tags AC Milan Basaksehir Leo Duarte


  1. Bought for 10, sold for 5. How is that not a capital loss?

    There’s nothing to smile about. A capital loss is what it is, just like with any other player investment during last 10 years.

    1. for the general ledger, depreciation is taken in consideration and on the balance sheet, after a certain period of time, investments/net assets like that can even be reported as positive

      but I agree, this should have never been incorporated into the world of football…it monetizes it even further

      1. It is counted in the world of football solely because of age factor. Any player however good he is getting will get older as time passes. The shorter shelf life of footballers makes depreciation to be considered on balance sheets unless their value increases due to performances.

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