Pellegatti: Milan could evaluate signing of former winger amid reduced price tag

By Isak Möller -

Ahead of the upcoming season, AC Milan are expected to bring in a right-winger and perhaps even a player for the No.10 role. Gerard Deulofeu, their former winger, has been mentioned as an option. 

The Spaniard currently plays for Udinese and this season, he has registered 12 goals and 4 assists. Impressive numbers considering the Friuli side’s position in the standings (12th place), attracting the interest of a few bigger clubs.

Deulofeu obviously played for Milan during the 2016/17 season and according to Carlo Pellegatti, as cited by MilanNews, the Rossoneri could evaluate a move for him. In fact, his price tag has reduced significantly from last summer as he wants to leave and Udinese want to make money.

Udinese are likely to ask for €15m, per the journalist, and they could even accept a loan with an obligation to buy. Milan aren’t interested as things stand, but they could evaluate a move with interest as Deulofeu knows the Rossoneri environment well.

Furthermore, he’s very versatile as he can play everywhere in attack and that’s obviously something that could come in handy for Stefano Pioli.

Tags AC Milan Gerard Deulofeu Udinese


  1. This guy…. if some dont now the romance between him and Milan I can tell you.
    In 2017 he could have become a milan player.. Everton bought him from barca for €6mil.
    Later we got him on loan for 6 months from everton and he was actually quite good and he really made a difference on that left wing playing with Bacca Suso and Bonaventura playing behind them.
    So milan wanted him and he wanted milan.
    But barca had a buy back option so they eventually came in between and bought him back from everton for €12mil and I guess he agreed since it was his childhood club.
    But his game time was limited and he sat on the bench that whole following season.
    Next season we were not able to agreee on a loan deal with barca when they finally let him go and I think he went to watford on loan with obligation to buy. And the rest i history.
    He has my respect because he always showed love for milan while playing for us and we can see he still likes milan and respect the fans.

    1. Thanks for the info – I’d forgotten why we let this guy go. Another one that slipped through the net…

  2. If you love someone…let them go…if they come back, you’ll know its true love.
    Ever since this dude left Ive been waiting for his return

  3. i hope he’ll join us next season. his love to this club is remarkable. i still remember how important he was.

  4. hahaha… yes, he has talent and definitely love for Milan.
    When he was on Watford, they actually were good and made the FA Cup final (losing to Man City) and were mid table in PL; but after he and a couple of other good players left, they fell apart and they’re terrible now.

  5. Dis guy is saying he want to go to his boyhood club,dat fcb have d finial say,so how he I love with Milan….you can ask him,after leaving and no room in fcb..he com and say ac Milan is where I play my best football..I wish to go back,wen he was playing for Milan dat was wen Spain call him for national team

  6. I think, considering his stats, the fact that udinese is willing for the loan w/ obligation, that if we don’t buy top class RW, we should 100% get him, if we have rich owners and do get a top class RW then maybe even sell 56, not get Messias, and have a QUALITY backup option. Seems like a generally good idea

  7. If we can get Delofeu and Dybala — both of those players have great talent, know/understand Serie A football, both can play either CAM or RW (our 2 weakest positions this season by far) so they can actually both start and if either one of them gets hurt or is suspended from yellow/red cards, then the other can even fill in as backup to one another as long as we have one other good option for either CAM or RW on the bench (like Rebic).

    I love versatile players who can play multiple positions well — like Kalulu, Florenzi, Rebic, Krunic. These players are so valuable and allow Pioli to have many more options for substitutions, formations, in events of injury, red cards, etc.

  8. What I like about this guy — he is a fighter. Never gives up. And also he is not a mercenary hunting for money. He loves to play for small clubs rather than being benched in a big club.

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