AC Milan must soon make a decision on the future of Junior Messias as the option to buy clause expires in just over three weeks.
According to MilanNews, the Messias issue has taken more and more importance at Casa Milan over the past couple of days. The Brazilian arrived at the club from Crotone last August with the formula of a paid loan with an option to buy set at €5.5m.
Crotone suffered relegation to Serie B in 2020-21 so Messias was able to leave, return to the top flight and then win the Scudetto with Milan the following season, while the Calabria club suffered another relegation to Serie C.
Up until a few days ago the hypothesis of signing the 31-year-old permanently was implausible, but now the chances of this happening are increasing as Milan and Crotone will meet to discuss the issue with Paolo Maldini and his collaborators set to ask for a discount.
Even if he were bought by Milan, the Brazilian could be used as a bargaining chip, as a counterpart or be resold to make a capital gain, just as we reported earlier this week. Another possible solution is that he could end up at Monza under Silvio Berlusconi and Adriano Galliani.
Messias ended the year with 32 appearances across all competitions, including 6 goals and 3 assists, and his future is still to be written.