GdS: Milan face a decision on Kerkez as two European sides show interest

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will have a decision to make regarding Milos Kerkez as he continues to impress with his new club AZ Alkmaar, a report claims.

Kerkez was signed by Milan from Hungary back in 2021 but he ended up staying for less than 18 months as he chose to take another step to the Eredivsie, with the teenager revealing afterwards that he felt he deserved a chance in the first team with the Rossoneri.

Since joining AZ, Kerkez has been able to demonstrate his quality as he is now a regular starter for them at 19 (with two goals in 21 league games thus far this season) and he has also made his debut for the Hungarian national team.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via, Real Sociedad and Benfica want to sign Kerkez having been observing his development closely. Alkmaar bought him from Milan for €2m but as part of the deal the Rossoneri reserved the right to match any future offer that comes in for him.

The asking price of Kerkez is now somewhere around €15m but with other European clubs keen and Theo Hernandez still the established starter at left-back, it certainly feels unlikely that Milan will invest to bring him back.

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  1. Why on earth would he accept to come back to a club that can only guarantee he would sit on the bench for years? He left because he wanted 1st team football in the first place.

  2. Once in a while Theo needs to be benched and rested, for all his speed and improved defensive work, sadly he still lacks football intelligence, when to pass, when to shoot and when to dribble, and he is also selfish .

  3. what I don’t understand is why Milan didn’t give him a chance and instead, they bought Ballo Toure who is 26 (not saying that is old). But Mialn’s policy is to develop young prospects and not to invest heavily in the market, so how this is an example in that direction? And Milan won’t invest in him because 15 mil now who knows until summer how much is unaffordable for Milan? If the kid had potential he should of get a chance, and it is maybe better to let the kids play next season in Coppa Italia then not rotating at all. With this coach and no rotation playing on 2 fronts is way too much, so who cares about the Coppa until we get a coach who can rotate players.

    1. Because you can’t play to left backs at the same time. Theo or Kerkez. One of them will be on the bench. It’s obvious this kid is very ambitious, so either he’d make a mess in the locker room if he’s on the bench or you’d have to bench 60m rated French starting LB. This is a no-brainer. Good luck to Kerkez.

      1. You didn’t understand what the other guy said. The kid wanted to PE part of the first team and learn from Theo. Instead, the team paid lots of money for an unproven 25 yo player who’s at the end not able to compete or be reliable from the bench. Kerkez should have staid and have a chance. That’s how you show to your primavera players that there’s a path to the first team.

  4. One of Milan’s biggest problems is that we have never had a proper replacement for Theo. Thus, he is now being overworked and starts to lose momentum as a result. He needs rest and we need a quality player to take his spot when needed. Kerkez could be that player and he would count as “homegrown” in the Champions League. Take him!

  5. I’d like him back – Theo plays a high-energy game and could be rested for the smaller fixtures, giving us a viable option on the left as his stand-in..

  6. We missed our chance with him. He was given no first team chance and we signed Ballo Toure, who is crap.
    Thats why he forced his exit and I’m sure he has no desire to return.
    Plus we don’t have 15m for a backup.

    There are lessons to be learned. Perhaps chaka Traore will be given a chance before he decides to leave.
    He would be ideal backup for Lw

  7. Don’t know why we didn’t setup a buy back price like 10M. With the current offer, we can still earn 5M.

    sell for 2M, buy back 10M is not a bad price, especially comparing to Brahim’s sell 22M, buy back 27M.

  8. This story should be over. Everyone got their happy ending. Milos backed up his talk and is actually doing well in the new club as a starter. Milan got 10x their investment back in him in less than a year. AZ Alkmaar is going to net a healthy profit too should they cash out. The transfer worked out for everyone involved!

    If we keep dreaming about the woulda, shoulda, coulda situation, it would never end.

  9. Agree with most of the comments here. Why sign Toure. we should have given him a few games in the Coppa or easier fixtures, ort to cover a Theo injury. That way he gets better and is either happy rotating, or we sell him for 15m – not buy him back for 15m making a 13m loss on a player we have already owned. This does not look good.

    Also, the clause is terrible, it should have been a buy back amount.

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