MN: Milan confident of striking cheaper Tonali deal – the player must repay the club’s faith

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are at work to try and ensure that Sandro Tonali remains beyond the summer, and possibly for cheaper than previously agreed.

MilanNews writes how Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara are dealing with negotiations with Brescia for Tonali who arrived last summer and racked up 37 appearances in his first season with 2023 minutes played. His performances did not always convince and for this reason – plus economic ones too – Milan are talking with Massimo Cellino to reshape the player’s price tag currently set at €25m.

A discount is sought and it could be that Marco Brescianini is used as a counterpart of sorts, as his loan to the Rondinelle could  lower the cost of buying Tonali. There is optimism regarding the success of the negotiation, but Tonali will be asked to make a leap in quality next season.

The optimism about his qualities and his talent remains the same and difficulties were expected given that he is a 20-year-old who moved from Brescia to Milan, had some physical problems and immense competition from Franck Kessie and Ismael Bennacer. Next year will have to be the turning point, but with a return to the Champions League he has a chance to get some European experience too.

Tags AC Milan Sandro Tonali

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