AC Milan and Inter are the teams interested in landing Pisa striker Lorenzo Lucca next summer and now their president has hinted at a potential asking price.
Calciomercato.com report that Lucca has ended up in the crosshairs of the big names – above all Milan and Inter – as he continues to score important goals for Pisa. He has 6 goals in 11 league appearances and has fired them to top of the league, with the management beginning to firmly believe that the title is obtainable.
Pisa president Giuseppe Corrado spoke with La Gazzetta dello Sport about the future of Lucca and also gave some background on the negotiation that took place with Palermo for the Italy U21 international.
“Sassuolo also wanted him. The request from Palermo was 3 million, we were offering them 2. What does Sassuolo have more than us? Serie A. We made it clear to Lucca that we can get there with him. And we’re done: Sassuolo withdrew and we satisfied Palermo with the bonuses.
“How much is he worth now? I don’t know, but if we make 20 million Knaster has already paid off the investment (he bought 75% from the old owner Enzo Ricci for almost 22 million). We don’t have a project for him yet, but he sure generates value to the company and opportunities are created through performance.”
It seems that if the Rossoneri do decide that Lucca is the man for the future of their attacking department they will have to pay quite a large sum compared to how much Pisa paid to land him from Palermo, but there is no doubting the potential the player has.
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I disagree with the premise of this article as it pretty much seems to be thrown out in jest as he says if they can get 20 mil it will nearly have paid off the investment of buying the 75% stake in pisa. This doesnt mean that its what they will potentially demand for lucca but maybe just a hope that they can capitalize as much as possible in a sale.
Pisa most likely would like to keep him for another season if they get promoted to serie a and after one season there it might be feasible to sell him for such a fee but its highly unlikely to happen currently. Pisa and its economics might just not be in a position where they can afford to say no to an offer of lets say 10-12 mil euros as that would both give them a great payback and solidify its finances with a cash influx.
I simply cant see either milan or inter paying 20 mil for a player who has less than half a season in serie b and less than a full season in serie c and i doubt any other italian team would pay that either for what is generally an uproven talent. In the end though if he ends up netting 35 goals in the 2021/22 seasom it will propably be more feasible to demand such an exorbitant transfer fee.