MN: Lille not keen on exit but Botman has expressed a desire to join Milan

By Isak Möller -

Before the month is over, AC Milan will try to sign a centre-back as Simon Kjaer is out for the rest of the season. Sven Botman has been named their No.1 target by several outlets and the players is open to the move. 

At the age of 21, Botman fits the Rossoneri’s project perfectly and it should also be noted that he’s left-footed, which is a bonus. Alessio Romagnoli is the only left-footed centre-back right now and he might leave.

According to MilanNews, Milan are in talks with Lille as the price tag of €30m is considered too much by the Rossoneri. They are working on a loan with an option or obligation to buy but the French side aren’t keen on letting their star go for cheap.

There is room for negotiation, though, as Bothman has expressed a desire to join Milan. He would very much appreciate the move and therefore, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will continue to try to convince Lille.

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  1. Botman clearly wants to join Newcastle, he’s already said he’s fascinated with the project at Newcastle, Kierron trippier has joined Newcastle today and Botman has liked to post and left a positive comment, bearing in mind that Botman has zero affiliation with either is a major sign that he would like to sign for Newcastle, Botman has never commented on a move to Milan as far as I know or can find, also like trippier Newcastle can offer him a massive deal financially, no doubt Milan is a better option for him right now (apart from financially as Newcastle can definitely pay him way more) however in the not so distant future Newcastle will be every bit as good if not better, it’s inevitable as they have unlimited money, and here’s the major sticking point Lille have just rejected an offer in the region of €30 million euros from Newcastle yesterday, with Newcastle preparing a second bid Soon, Milan wanted a six month loan deal with an option to buy for around €20 million euros, but if Lille just rejected a €30 million euro bid from Newcastle stating he’s not for sale (but in the real world that just means we want more money) , then there’s know chance there going to accept the proposed offer that Milan were going to offer it’s just common sense, unfortunate for Milan but all true.

  2. Sign Botman, renew Romagnoli, run a 3 man backline, eliminate our weaknesses (wingers), also benefits our sidebacks as they would all be great wingbacks especially Theo as the only sideback we have who can actually defend is Calabria.

    1. With you on that! Having Theo just a but more up front and allow Saelemaekers to get to hos ”natural” position would enhance productivity for both.

    2. Yes yes yes! We all know theo is one of the flaw in defensive phase. With 3 man defense, theo in wingback position will be great and maximize his potential going forward, also calabria could play in wingback and he also can score a goal. 3-4-3 i think is more suitable for Milan if they have 3 CB. While also 3-4-3 could easily shift to 5-4-1 for defensive phase

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