Sacchi gives his opinion on Tonali’s arrival at Milan and advises Pioli

By Nikita Fesyukov -

Sandro Tonali’s arrival has awakened a lot of enthusiasm among AC Milan fans and in the Rossoneri environment in general. The player finalized his move from Brescia several days ago on an initial loan deal with Milan obtaining an option to buy him outright at the end of the season.

The exact figures of the deal are as follows: 10 million euros for the loan and a buy-out option set at 15 million euros. Additional bonuses in the vicinity of 10 million are also included in the contract. Maldini’s strategy was to convince Brescia by offering a high amount for the initial loan to make the outright acquisition almost certain.

And, as mentioned, there has been a lot of enthusiasm regarding Tonali’s arrival at the club, also considering the fact that Milan are the midfielder’s boyhood club and he has described the move as a ‘dream come true’ in his first official interview as a Rossoneri player.

However, some people are trying to put the pressure of the back of the youngster and one of these is also legendary Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi, who spoke about the arrival of Tonali to Milan in an interview with Sportmediaset (via

“Tonali? He is an interesting boy, but let’s leave him grow in peace,” the former manager said.

“Milan are operating well. What is missing to return to compete? Pioli must evolve more and more. The reference should not be the opponent, but the ball,” Sacchi added.

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