CM: Moncada’s mission ignored – Milan left with regret after missing out on Enzo Fernandez

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan might well be feeling some regret after Enzo Fernandez lit up the World Cup stage last night with a second goal against Mexico, a report claims. recall how Lionel Scaloni sent Fernandez onto the pitch and the pace of Argentina changed, resulting in Lionel Messi’s opening goal which eased the pressure and then Enzo himself capped off the win with a gorgeous shot into the top right corner that gave Ochoa in the Mexico goal no chance.

The report adds that the Rossoneri followed Fernandez for a long time while he was at River Plate and there were many positive scouting reports who told the management that he was a player to sign with no ifs, ands or buts.

Geoffrey Moncada had personally gone to Argentina and got Enzo Fernandez’s approval over a move, and yet in the meantime Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara were trying for Renato Sanches, the first choice of the management who courted him and waited for three months.

Benfica swooped and managed to sign Fernandez for €10m plus €8m in bonuses, then Sanches ‘betrayed the pact’ with the Diavolo and gave in to the economic blandishments of PSG.

In the end Milan spent €35m to sign Charles De Ketelaere who is struggling so far and while Fernandez plays a different role, Pioli has shown that he also sees players who are more physical than dynamic in the role of attacking midfielder, with Kessie, Krunic and Aster Vranckx all having played there.

Therefore, Enzo Fernandez could undoubtedly have been an asset for Milan, but now Benfica and Argentina are enjoying the emergence of a midfield jewel.

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  1. Maldini and Massara are not smart boys, combined with Elliott in arrival departure transfers. Now with Red Bird is even more possible disastorous bomb regarding to Leao.

    1. I think yes it’s a bit of both, we were left waiting for that Portuguese Muppet Renato, and in that scenario I think maldini and massara should’ve made it a point not to wait for anyone and should have turned our focus onto Enzo Fernandez instead of benfica snatching him, from what I’ve heard the guy is ripping up the Portuguese league and wouldn’t be surprised if he soon takes the step to a club like Liverpool

  2. If I have a say on one thing Maldini (and Massara) can improve is to act quicker and shorten the dwelling time. In buying, selling, and dealing with contractual issue. Sometimes a wise decision is beaten by a quick decision to act.

  3. Great loss. We lost Fernandez for what?? Waiting for a player who didn’t want to come to ACM..
    So ACM didn’t get Fernandez, didn’t get Sanches (who wanted PSG) and never replaced Kessie…..

  4. thats why Maldini n massara when they want to extend their contract, they want to have more power in the decision making. in this case Maldini doesn’t have any more power. I mean this enzo, I think Maldini already agreed but in the higher management like gazidis n Co, more prefer for Sanchez.

  5. This one loss is entirely on milan’s board. Everything was locked and loaded the player was itching to join milan and his entourage was sending clear signals even river was waiting for milan and what we did was waited for that clown sanchez negotiations who in return ruined it because we might have saved few millions on it. River was demanding 13 m max at that time…then we hear usual praises we were in middle of takeover…the future owners redbird were buying milan not something from a garage sale. I am sure clear market strategy would have been formulated between incoming and outgoing owners. Then we talk about players will and sacrifice in negotiating the contract….it is entirely our loss heck even the other striker of man city alverez even he agreed to signed but who will cough money….he went to man city for 17m when he was almost ours for 15m..May be next summer transfer window when moncada moves for other pastures then we have to see how we go about with our business….no regrets on cdk he will prosper just give some time to kid….

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