CM: Milan and Sampdoria reach agreement in principle over Gabbia loan – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have given the green light for Matteo Gabbia to leave the club and get minutes on loan at Sampdoria, but the deal might not go through yet.

Gabbia was thrust into the limelight due to the Covid cases that have affected Milan’s defensive department and he put in two very commendable displays against Roma and Venezia but perhaps showed some rustiness that has made Milan think he could use some continuous playing time until the end of the season.

According to, the Rossoneri have reached an agreement in principle with Sampdoria for the loan of Gabbia but before giving the definitive green light to the departure of the 22-year-old, Milan want to close the signing of a centre-back.

Sampdoria are aware of Milan’s stance but they are in a rush to get a defender in given their recent struggles, and Fazio has been offered to them by Roma in the past few hours. The sporting director Faggiano wants to give a reinforcement to head coach Roberto D’Aversa, and while Gabbia remains the first choice surprises are not excluded.

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  1. Stam says:

    The hell is that.

    Gabbia has a contract till 2024 and could not prolong.

    We are buying a proper CB in the summer.

    Logic dictates we keep Gabbia playing now to judge his talent. If he passes we prolong, if not we sell in summer for 8 to 10m – still young so price is higher.

    Now you tell me we want to loan a guy who has the best chance yet to prove his worth?? AND pay for loan plus salary for some stopgap useless player like Bakayoko?

    Then in summer Gabbia comes back on bench, we are still with another useless backup as no good player will agree to 6months deal AND – again – now have to buy and pay salary of proper starting CB.

    Which now you have less funds for.

    We are too poor for such stupid planning. Not even rich City would do it as they are intelligent in their choices, as compared to PSG.

    Hope its just a rumor.

    1. Vero Rossonero says:

      Disagree. These 6 months on loand could serve to prove whether Gabbia belongs in the squad or not. He is clearly 5th choice when the squad is healthy, 4th now that Kjaer is out. So even now his playing time would be limited and he’s only played because of Covid. So let him get playing time. Meanwhile we bring in a dry loan or loan with option because we’re not going to get a top CB in January. Then in the summer either Gabbia proves himself and moves up the depth chart or he gets sold and a quality CB is found as there will be more choices.

  2. Arbër says:

    This is great news, the guy sucks! Loan him out and get a decent CB. Romagnoli is inconsistent and Kjaer wont last 2 more years.

    1. qqq says:

      Exactly. He proved he is not ready for Milan. He’s got a mountain to climb & Sampdoria is a great place to do that at.

  3. Nelli says:

    I like Gabia and think he needs playing time to realize his potential (rotational CB). A loan would be good for him but as of now Milan don’t have the CB depth to loan or sell. So is this an indication that another deal is imminent? If Milan sell a buy back should be included. No more selling quality youth for peanuts just to watch them grow into top players.

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