MN: From Isco and Van De Beek to Ceballos and Gomez – who could replace Calhanoglu

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan must now move into gear and secure Hakan Calhanoglu’s replacement given that he is all set to sign for Inter, with several options touted.

MilanNews writes that the type of operation will be as follows: either a signing at low cost or a loan operation with an option to buy, like the deal which say Fikayo Tomori arrive from Chelsea. The project involves a mix between young players and experienced players, and that is why neither can be discounted in the pursuit of a new attacking midfielder.

Isco, Papu Gomez and Josip Ilicic are mentioned as potential experienced options. The former seems ready to leave Real Madrid because of the fact his contract is expiring in 2022, while Papu has a great desire to return to Italy from Sevilla and Ilicic does not seem to have a good relationship with Gasperini so should depart from Atalanta.

In terms of younger profiles it seems as though Donny van De Beek, Dani Ceballos and Hakim Ziyech could be opportunities for the Rossoneri. The Moroccan playmaker is a name that has been repeatedly linked in recent weeks, and a Tomori-esque formula is possible.

The three names mentioned align with the diktats of the Rossoneri project as they are talented young people, used to big stages and with significant growth margins.

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Tags AC Milan dani ceballos Donny van de Beek Hakim Ziyech Isco josip Ilicic Papu Gomez


  1. What a dream signing Van Der Beek would be. Currently paid about €6m per year before tax so less than Calhanoglu was offered. Doubt he’d be available for loan though and his transfer would be well out of reach.

  2. None of those jokers can replace Grande Hakan.
    He led Milan straight into the Champions League with a mediocre team and got disrespected but he will have his revenge; mark my words!

    1. Rubbish talk. The adage says, cut you cloth according to your cloth. We offered him the highest we can afford and he said he doesn’t want it. So should we beg him to stay? After all, he made up his mind even before inter came calling..

  3. Giroud, Ilicic, Dzeko, Khedira, Marcelo, Dani Alves, Schweinsteigher, Stindl and Javi Martinez. Forza Milan💪🏻💪🏻

    1. 970mm in debt, go Tottenham; 704mm in debt, forca Barca; 675mm in debt, go United; 611mm in debt, forza Juve; 543mm in debt, forza Inter; 469mm in debt, fuerza Atletico; 467mm in debt, hala Madrid;…..

      168mm in debt, FORZA MILAN.

      Can’t expect people from certain places will understand basic economics.

  4. Now they have to build a new team. Not good at all. It took them 7 years to be where they are. It is not easy to find good players cheap. We lost one of our best player. I don’t know what they are doing with this club. Inter made a good move to destroy the team and take the best player from us.

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