Sky: Milan abandon Faivre pursuit as search for a new playmaker continues – it depends on a sale

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have cast aside the idea of signing winger Romain Faivre from Brest in January for the time being, according to a report.

According to a report from Sky, Junior Messias will in fact be regarded as a ‘new purchase’ and will become the first alternative to Alexis Saelemaekers, which of course further reduces the playing time possibilities for Samu Castillejo.

If the Spaniard were to leave the Rossoneri then directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara would look for a pure playmaker as they did over the summer and therefore not Faivre, over whom Milan have cut off contacts with Brest. The management are already on the hunt for a new talent.

Faivre has caused a stir by giving an interview to La Gazzetta dello Sport earlier in the week revealed that he is charmed by Paolo Maldini’s phone call and dropped a strong hint that he is gearing up for the move, even claiming he has spoken to former Monaco team-mate Fode Ballo-Toure about the club.

Brest On Air then reported that the 23-year-old may be in more hot water with his club just as he was over the summer as he spoke to the Italian newspaper without asking for permission from Brest first.

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  1. This is silly. Messias is 31 and always injured yet we spent 8M on him, even Castillejo has done more than Messias this season. We should offload Messias next summer. He is deadwood. We should go for Berardi though

    1. I believe he is here on a paid loan with option to buy. He will be sent back after the season. The commitment to him is minimal.

    2. Season is long. There will be time for him to show what he is capable of. So will Ballo-Touré, Bakayoko and Pellegri.

      Besides, not counting Ballo-Touré, rest are loaned, so they can return to their respective clubs at the end of the season.

  2. Micah sorry to say this and no intention of mine being rude towards you or anything but its about time you start to go fact checking before posting as they are often filled with irregularites that doesnt correspond well with reality. First of all messias will turn 31years old on may 13th and milan is not owning him as his on a 1 year loan worth 2.6 mil with an option to buy set at around 5.4mil to facilitate the final deal therefore we cant sell him now or in the coming summer. Add to that he has only played 16 minutes in 1 match up untill now both due to him being a last minute aqquistion so he had to get accustomed to the team/tactics/form and then unfortunately was injured on top of that as well. There is plenty of time for him to turn out as at minimum a decent player for us when/if he gets his chance.
    Finally though i would also like us to get berradi but highly unlikely to happen anytime soon and he certainly wont come cheap as sassuolu will try to squeeze the lemon to the max.

  3. Abandon Faivre pursuit? WHY? He is exactly the player we need. This makes no sense. We cannot continue to rely on Messias (came in out of shape then gets injured) and Castillejo as backup to Salesmakers (who is best served as a back up himself). Sign Faivre. He’s available for a reasonable cost and wants to come to Milan. We are going to abandon him because he did an interview stating how much he wants to come to Milan? LOL. What a joke. Sign this kid. He should have already been with us this summer had we not haggled over the price. Seems like Konè situation again. We missed out on Konè for a few million dollars – now look what he’s worth – would have been excellent cover in light of Kessie situation. Pls don’t let it happen again. Sign Faivre and put an end to our endless RW search/problem. And no we are not spending 35-40M on Berardi unfortunately….he’s too old for Elliott and wouldn’t have much of a resale value in a few years..

  4. Will the Faiver deal happen? Maybe, maybe not but the characterization that Milan are abandoning the deal doesn’t seem to be based on anything aside from speculation. Milan and Brest have negotiated and both clubs know where they stand, Faiver clearly wants to come to Milan. So at this point it comes down to establishing an agreement which may or may not happen.

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