Pellegatti urges Milan to bring back Bonaventura ‘to complete the squad’

By Isak Möller -

The well-known journalist Carlo Pellegatti has urged AC Milan to bring back Giacomo Bonaventura to the squad. The veteran midfielder is available on a free transfer this summer and could perhaps be the perfect addition. 

Bonaventura spent six years at Milan and lived through the ‘Banter Era’, being one of the few positives for the Rossoneri in a very tough time. In 184 appearances for the club, he bagged 35 goals as well as 30 assists, being a fan favourite from the first day.

On his YouTube channel, Carlo Pellegatti spoke about the free transfer opportunities that will be available from tomorrow (July 1) and urged Milan to sign Bonaventura. His contract with Fiorentina will not be renewed and knowing what it’s like to play for the Rossoneri, he could be a good addition.

“I’m launching this idea of ​​mine which is perhaps a little romantic and old. To complete the squad, I personally have an idea about an Italian player who is currently free and a Milan fan, I’m talking about Bonaventura, I would take him home to complete the squad. He’s a quality player and a Milanista and with enthusiasm, perhaps he would also ask for an affordable salary,” he stated.

It remains to be seen if the management will hear Pellegatti, but it seems like a very unlikely move indeed. Milan have made it clear that they want to focus more on young players and while Bonaventura probably wouldn’t ask for a high salary, it has to feel right.

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  1. One of the cult players. Jack finishing off at Milan would be beautiful AND deserved. As a squad player I think he could be valuable for Milan

  2. Tbh, he should have never been let go. A class act, solid serie a AM, and an Italian who was really connected with the club. But at this age and stage, it will be only symbolic as he will mostly see the bench

    1. Good for depth.
      He is also a player who can play in many positions, AM, CM, LW, in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1.
      He scored 8 goals and had 3 assists in serie A this season better than our own “AM” in Loftus-Cheek while playing for a weaker side.
      He is also Italian, loves Milan, plays and fights for the shirt.
      I never really understood why we let him go.

      1. RCL is big, strong and athletic. Central midfielders with high attributes are rare. Jack is much better technically and tactically, but he wouldn’t work as well.

  3. Makes some sense. Inexpensive, loves the club, and fills the leadership void left by Kjaer and Giroud.

    Likely can give us good minutes against some of the mid table teams and early stages of the Copa.

    A coach who has a clear rotation strategy to use the various talents of the roster makes moves like this possible and potentially useful.

  4. While we are at it, Milan should also sign Juraj Kucka and reunite them.
    Kucka has been pretty good for Slovakia at the Euro even at age 37 and is currently holding his own vs. Rice, Mainoo, and Bellingham.
    Bonaventura actually had a better season than Barella, even 34.

    1. Okay we get it. You are from Slovakia and wanna see your player in our jersey. However, Milan is not a charity or fantasy club. Kucka, 37, does not even deserve to be on bench. Sorry

  5. 100%
    Reward him for it as well, and give him a closure to a carrier he deserves. One never knows, when we let Pirli go, he went in and play his best years. If anyone Bono can replicate that and give us depth, plus be the mentor for youngsters we are promoting as a whoke culture

  6. Does not make any sense, for as much affection I can have for Jack. Milan squad is full of players that can play in Jack position and Jack had a pretty bad second part of the season, he seemed physically done.

      1. nno he wasn’t he was overrated player who hold the ball more then needed and killed many counter attacking opportunity because his selfish to release the ball , player like him kill Rhythm of the team , f him

          1. Im with you here turtle man, I always loved him and well before he joined usand was sad to see him leave as he was generally by margins our best player in a trash team back then.
            I’d welcome him back with open arms but not really sure it would be a wise move at this point of his career but i guess as a low level backup it would be ok with me.

        1. This is NOT TRUE AT ALL. This is a lie. Jack was excellent in the attacking sense and carried that on in Fiorentina. But his physical abilities have declined in this last year. Truth be told he should have played for Italy because even with his physical decline he was better than Zaccagni or El Shaarawy.

  7. Jack was good for us really, but I think he’s past it.

    Off Topic:
    Joao Cancelo is available for 30m, I believe if we can negotiate around 25m we can have him. He will effectively solve our RB problems for the next 3-4 years.

    1. Cancelo cannot defend and the so called problem at right-back is overstated. Calabria is a very good right back, who is prone to the odd bad game however, he does play well in big games (excluding Inter). A back-up is needed, not a replacement. We can make do until there’s money for someone like Bellanova.

  8. Sign him for a free and fill the Italian quota + fill the experience void we’re losing with giroud and kjaer. We can’t just have a full team of youngsters. We need a few guys

  9. You know maybe I’d consider him for one year to come… but on a reduced salary and just for a year. I guess there really is some memories there I have of him. But I’m still skeptical of reunions.

    Nonetheless, I have this feeling Italy would have done better if Jack was playing for them. He’s only had one cap this year. He’s still better than Zaccagni and El Shaarawy.

  10. He left with good graces. Better to leave it at that than come back and perhaps ruin it. He’s perfect where he needs to be at this point in his career…a mid table less demanding club. I say this as a huge fan of Jack

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