The success of Ante Rebic in the second half of the season has certainly made the spotlight. In December, however, he seemed destined for a return to Eintracht Frankfurt and Milan are very lucky to have kept him.
At the start of the season, the Croatian was unable to express himself and a return to Germany looked like the only option amid the upcoming Euros. Then, after the Christmas break, something changed and Rebic became a key man for the Rossoneri.
The winger is on loan at the club until 2021 and bar any surprises, he will remain at the club at least until then, per MilanNews.it. At that point, he will only have one year left on his contract with Frankfurt, as it expires in June 2022.
An optimal situation, from a bargaining point of view, which is why Milan could decide to wait one more year and thus get a price tag that isn’t as high as €40m. Furthermore, the clubs will have to agree on the future of Andre Silva, who could be a counterpart.
This would be a good solution for Frankfurt, as Fiorentina are entitled to 50% of the cash from a future sale. Milan are studying the best formula to keep Rebic, wanting to be on top of the negotiations.