Danish journalist confirms Onyedika wants €6-7m Milan move and Kjaer ‘could be a factor’

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan can close a deal for Raphael Onyedika this summer with the help of the midfielder’s will and the presence of Simon Kjaer, according to one journalist.

According to Jorn Just Kristensen – the head of the sports section of ​​the newspaper Herning Folkeblad – Onyedika has now made in clear that he wants to join Milan. The journalist spoke a few minutes ago to Calciomercato.it with his comments relayed by MilanLive, starting with a scouting report on the player.

“We are talking about a guy with great potential who is very powerful, and is growing year after year. Already in the UEFA Youth League with the U19 team of Midtjylland he showed his potential,” he said.

“In the 2020-21 season he was loaned out and improved a lot, he was elected young player of the year after his performance in the season that has just ended. He moves best as a defensive midfielder. But with his physical overwhelming power he is also able to disrupt the opposing defensive lines. He can therefore also move as a midfielder, his main feature is the explosiveness of his legs.”

Would the 21-year-old be ready for a move to a big club like Milan where the expectations are different and the league is more difficult? Kristensen explained his thoughts.

“In Italy, the teams have 24 players that they exploit during the matches, perhaps even starting different players from the bench. But there are already very strong players in Milan like Tonali, Bakayoko, Pobega. Given the level he may not be able to be a starter.

“At 21 he is a star in Midtjylland. At Milan he could currently be a good reserve and grow from a tactical point of view , or he could do a season in a smaller team, he certainly wouldn’t go to Milan to be a star.”

Finally, the Danish journalist provided important clarifications on the player’s will and the much discussed cost of a potential transfer, insisting that a deal is very much possible.

“There is no doubt that the player wants to go to Milan. Kjaer, who is considered a Midtjylland legend, could be the factor that will tip the scales in Milan’s favour. Onyedika’s final valuation is around €6-7m, decisions on him will be made independently of the coach because there is a strong club behind him.”

The last point is a response to the update from Gianluca Di Marzio during Calciomercato L’Originale on Sky (via MilanNews) last night as he stated that the Rossoneri’s pursuit has been delayed while the Danish club name a new head coach who will then either approve or deny the exit.

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  1. Milan want to get a midfielder because they want to give bakayoko back to Chelsea and possibly go on loan in Nottingham forest so there when he will be needed onyedika can play with Pobega or krunic not bakayoko if he is good enough take him if not just someone else to close the position you need like CB again the same someone. To close the targeted positions

  2. If all scout feel he is good then just pay that 7m euro + resale value 10 percent . Transfer market almost close and avoid panic buying

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