MN: Mutiny and an unrelenting economic stance – the reasons Milan’s move for Faivre failed

By Oliver Fisher -

A reconstruction of the events leading up to the collapse of the Romain Faivre operation has been provided, and it makes for interesting reading.

The negotiation between Milan and Brest for the transfer of Faivre has failed as per MilanNews. After days of back and forth in which the Rossoneri tried to reach a meeting point with the French club, it is now completely off and there seems to be no chance he will arrive.

There are two key reasons for this. The first is linked to the very risky move by the player not to show up for the meeting on Friday afternoon to leave for Strasbourg – a decision that has infuriated the leadership of the Ligue 1 side, but also the coach and his team-mates.

Faivre was convinced that it was the right course of action to force through a dream move to Milan, but in reality he only complicated things as the Rossoneri management also understood that the situation became tense.

The second reason is economic. Brest initially asked for €18m but dropped to €15m and no further, while Milan made a first offer of €10m then increased to €12m plus €3m in bonuses – which was not enough.

Favire will now be sanctioned by Brest for his decision not to show up for their last game, and he will remain to play in Ligue 1 unless something dramatically changes in the next 24 hours.

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Tags AC Milan Romain Faivre


  1. The only reason this happened is because Elliott is bunch Murican cretins that have zero clue how to run a successful football club.

  2. Faivre tried to force his way through, too bad it didn’t work, seemed a great choice for us. If we really think Adli is an AM (I disagree) then all we need is a RW. Berardi loan w/ option is prefect. But we won’t. We’ll probably keep it very cheap, which is why I don’t understand if we’re this strapped for money why not just go for ilicic for this season.

  3. This is bad news. Faivre forced to leave by disrespecting the club . So bad we couldnt pull the deal through. Milan already agreed to pay the €15 demanded
    by Brest but the management refused on the basis of disrespect. I wish Maldini and Massara would perform a last minute miracle.

  4. What a fkn disaster. Fairve would have been ideal. Dynamic young talent that can score, break the lines and is at a reasonable cost (15M) low salary and can fkn play a position we desperately need – RW and can cover CAM for Diaz…Had we not fucked around we would have signed him already. Now we are panicking and going back for Messias??? Pls just don’t. Rather not buy anyone and try again in January then spend $$ on Messias. Atalanta will not sell us Mirandhuk so late in the window. Another fuck up from management. Poor planing. This is what happens when you wait until the dying days of the market instead of getting a deal done sooner in the window – it can bite you in the ass and that’s exactly what happened. Had we just made the initial 12M offer plus 3M bonus to begin with he would already have been training with us. But because we waited and nickel and dimed Brest, and Fairve stupidly sat out of game without permission this transfer failed and we could have had an amazing talent at a position of need (RW) and are are now left scrambling….horrible.

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