Alessio Romagnoli’s AC Milan future is a subject that will need discussing sooner rather than later, according to a report.
As MilanNews notes, the Rossoneri captain has a contract until 2022, which – like the situation facing Gianluigi Donnarumma – puts Milan in front of a first crossroads.
Romagnoli currently has a salary of €3.5million net per year, meaning that a renewal will not be straightforward especially if the rumours of CEO Ivan Gazidis’ desire to impose a salary cap are in fact true.
This summer Romagnoli could be worth €30-40million, the report continues, but next summer his value would drop significantly unless he plays European football as a leader. His performances on the whole have been good this season but not exceptional, meaning the management actually have to weigh up his true valuation too.
If Romagnoli were to leave, Milan’s defence will perhaps lose the only current certainty, along with Matteo Gabbia. Mateo Musacchio has a contract until 2021 and could easily depart this summer, given that he is now behind Gabbia and Simon Kjaer (future also to be decided) in the pecking order.
Milan also have Duarte in the squad, but before the injury the Brazilian had not convinced massively.
The English press linked Eintracht Frankfurt defender Evan N’Dicka, an exciting prospect and interestingly left-footed like Romagnoli, which should not be underestimated if the captain leaves the Milanese club.
N’Dicka has a contract until 2023, so a substantial amount will surely be needed to snatch him. MilanNews believes that figure could be around €20million.