Junior Messias is the man that Paolo Maldini and Ferederic Massara chose to bet on late in the summer window, but his stay at AC Milan appears likely to last only one season.
The Brazilian winger arrived on loan from Crotone with an option to buy and thus achieve his dream of playing for a great club, even managing to score big goals like the decisive one against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League.
However, Messias’ contribution to the Rossoneri has been somewhat inconsistent and for this reason the Rossoneri management almost certainly will not buy him from Crotone permanently for the previously agreed sum of €5m, as our colleagues at SempreMilan.it report.
A return to Calabria is expected for the 30-year-old, while Milan will focus on already established profiles for that role. Messias, however, continues to be a starter in Stefano Pioli’s plans as in recent weeks he has been preferred to Alexis Saelemaekers.
He has not been able to take full advantage of the opportunities though and now is enduring a scoring drought, therefore next summer it is unlikely that he will return to Milanello.