Pedulla: ‘Two different languages’ – Milan’s issue provided by Theo and Ibrahimovic’s words

By Ben Dixon -

AC Milan are entering potentially their most important mercato in recent years, and their job has been made more difficult in the past week due to the discrepancies between comments made by two highly important individuals. 

Interest is expected for several of Milan’s players – after all, players like Mike Maignan, Theo Hernandez, and Rafael Leao will always generate interest, even if their contracts are healthy. However, in the French pair’s situation, their contracts are generating nerve.

The pair currently have deals expiring in 2026, and whilst Paulo Fonseca sees them as key parts of his squad moving forward, interest has been present for both. Seemingly, that settled when Ibrahimovic spoke in a press conference about their status and how the club felt about them staying.

However, Theo Hernandez’s words the following day set the situation alight, even if he did not say anything new.

Speaking in his column for Sportitalia (via Milan News), Alfredo Pedulla stated that the situation went from 0 to 100 immediately, and doubts arose about everything said in Zlatan’s press conference.

Whilst this is unnerving enough, the fact that two imperative figures for Milan spoke ‘two languages’ and portrayed two messages suggests that things may not be as they seem, a worrying thing for two people on the same payroll, as Pedulla states.

Tags AC Milan Theo Hernandez Zlatan Ibrahimovic


  1. If Theo leaves ,Milan need to buy 2players in his position.
    1starter and 1 young player to come from bench.

    As Theo is hardly injured except some suspensions, it will be dangerous to go with just 1starter who might get injured and to relay completely on Florenzi.

    We cannot put primavera players as Milan have to put U23 squad also.

  2. Left Back is the position with the least depth in terms of quality in every league. Signing a new one at much lesser quality after his sale will cost half his transfer fee for the player to be half decent. On top of it, as we saw last year, clubs add an extra 15 to 25% to their previous price when they get news that there is money in the bank, even more so when we have no other options at the club in his position. They’ll request a king’s ransom for their left backs if we buy after the sale.

    Hope they learned their lesson and close his extension. Sign him for whatever he asks for. The other alternative will be expensive and will weaken the team. Leao without a Theo behind him is way easier to mark out a game and we become even more predictable. We saw the effects of letting go all our best defensive midfielders without getting appropriate options in. We been leaking goals.

  3. Everything is starting to get worrisome. All this news and now they’re saying if zirkzee doesn’t come they’re going after some striker I’ve never heard of. How about sticking to a player and signing him. Our striker is the most important part of this team and after all these years if they cheap out on a nobody who will not have effect on this team I’ll be pretty pissed off, let alone selling our best players. Why is it that milan always struggle to land their man? It’s really annoying at this point

  4. Ian Maatsen is going to Villa for 40m, did not expect him to be leaving Chelsea but one of the few players out there I could have seen as a replacement

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