Official: Emil Roback returns to Milan early as loan at FC Nordsjælland is terminated

By Oliver Fisher -

FC Nordsjælland have confirmed the Emil Roback’s loan deal has been terminated and that the forward will return to AC Milan early.

On their official website, the Danish club confirmed that they and Milan have cancelled the loan agreement that was meant to run until the summer. In August, Roback signed a season-long loan agreement but he has made just a single appearance in the FCN shirt.

As a result, the parties have already decided to terminate the deal and he will return to Italy where the Rossoneri will now evaluate whether to have him play in the Primavera or whether to try and find another more suitable loan destination.

Regarding the decision, Nordsjælland’s sporting director Jan Laursen explained why Roback has found it difficult.

“We have a squad with strong competition for places, and it has been pleasing to see so many players bid at a very high level in the autumn. It has produced a number of great performances and results for the team, but it has also made the path to playing time difficult for Emil,” he said.

“Therefore, after good dialogue with AC Milan, we have agreed that it is the best solution for all parties to give Emil this opening for new opportunities, and we wish him all the best in the future.”

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    1. I’d say that if he cant even leave an impact on a team like fc nordsjælland who are known to field many youngsters and has an average age of 21,1 years it doesnt really bode well for his future with us, The loan also had a buyout clause implemented so i doubt its in the cards for him staying with us even short term.
      If we really want a new left winger we should buy Andreas Schjelderup from the danish club who is only 18 years old and already has bagged 10 goals this season and holds a valuation of 9 mil euros and has a contract lasting til 2024, That kid is bound for a great career,

      1. Milan isn’t buying a left winger unless they sell Rebic first, who will be very hard to move since he makes too much money for teams that would be interested in him, on top of being mostly unreliable with his health and fitness

      2. Why buy an LW when we have 18 y/o Chaka Traore on the cusp of breaking into the first team? If anything he should be promoted and given minutes off the bench to give him a “taste” while Rebic recovers. Given that I’ve read about Traore, it seems as though he’s the natural heir to Leao. I think in an ideal world Leao renews, is then sold in 2-3 years (because we certainly won’t be able to afford the next renewal) and Traore steps right in to the starting LW role. He might get the promotion next year already if Leao is sold in the summer, although I think the club would prefer to develop him a little more. Roback is obviously a bust. He hasn’t made an impact in any of his loans or in the Primavera. He should just get sold to some club that wants him so he can continue whatever career he will have.

          1. El Hilali looks to be more of a central player than an LW. But yeah, maybe. It will be interesting to see if/how he fits in to our current tactical scheme, as we don’t really use a second striker. Could he lead the line as an out and out striker? It’s unlikely as he is only 5’8.5″.

          2. BTW, Traore actually already has 3 Serie A appearances with Parma. So technically he’s already further ahead than El Hilali. Looks like Milan decided to slow him down a bit.

        1. I actually forgot about traore and you are right but when that is said then Schjelderup has already played 56 first team matches scoring 17 times while assisting 5 times at the age of 18 so clearly he has more experience and propably woud have an easier time in our first team than traore but obviously traore seems to have a great talent from what ive seen and should be kept with us so yeah it propably wouldnt make much sense buying the norwegian player.

          1. Right. Particularly if Leao is renewed, because I’m sure that Traore could very well be called up to the first time starting next season and begin to gain experience off the bench. So when Leao is probably eventually sold he’ll be ready having accrued basically the same experience that Schjelderup has now in the intervening period. For me the progression at LW is clear. The only thing that upset it is if Leao leaves now or in June, which would force the club to buy a replacement or accelerate Traore.

  1. You are propably right in regard of rebic but i still dont see us promoting roback to the first team but Schjelderup is a huge talent and is bound for succes. He has been rumored to various clubs across europe like benfica and man utd amongst them. When he do in fact makes a move to a bigger league then people will realize how talented he is and will then complain why we didnt sign him while we could,

    1. The comment about Roback was sarcasm and more of a shot at Rebic unreliability.
      When it comes to Schjelderup, I’ll take your word for it since I don’t know anything about that player.

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