Sky: West Ham set sights on defender as Milan eye ‘huge capital gain’

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan have been one of the best defensive sides in Europe’s top five leagues since the derby against Inter. They have Fikayo Tomori and Malick Thiaw to thank for it, and the latter has attracted interest from abroad. 

Thiaw arrived at Milan from Schalke 04 last summer for a fee of around €8m, but his first six months at the club were very club. At the start of the year, he got the chance and hasn’t looked back since, cementing his spot in the starting XI.

According to Sky Italia, as cited by MilanNews, the German is attracting interest from abroad and West Ham appears to be the most concrete link. For Milan, there could be a ‘huge capital gain’ on the cards.

Of course, the Rossoneri would only sell Thiaw for an offer they can’t refuse, as happened in the summer when Newcastle paid €70m for Sandro Tonali. It remains to be seen if the English side are serious about their interest in the player.

Tags AC Milan Malick Thiaw West Ham


    1. That’s kind of the point of running a business, isn’t it? Sell at a profit rather than a loss?

      Having said that, Thiaw is at the core of defense and will likely not leave in the immediate future. but eventually……… $$$

      Unless we get another 70mil through the door 🙂

      1. Nope.

        Not many actual businesses ‘sell’ their best talent to their rivals.

        Not many actual businesses have staff turnover like football clubs except for your local McDonald’s that hires teenagers on summer jobs.

        Most football clubs are not run like actual businesses. At least not in the sense that the business is about playing and winning football matches.

        They’re part of an entertainment business – an increasingly over-saturated one that has as much connection with the sport of football as a reality TV talent show has with music.

        1. What utter pontificating nonsense.

          Business HAS to create profit in order to be VIABLE in the long term. Nearly all football clubs (save those cheating by being owned by national wealth funds) are run this way because if they did not they could not exist.

          Profit builds stadia, buys talent, invests in infrastructure and further revenue acquisition. Without profits you have just a pile of totally unsustainable costs.

          Even if they wanted to just accumulate huge losses (to be covered by ownership) you cannot due to FFP.

          1. Milan have spent over EUR1 billion on hundreds of players over the past 10 years and have one Scudetto to show for it.

            At work I’m currently working on a large IT project worth a few million. My business is not going to spend all that money this year and then next year change their minds and invest in a new IT project.

            In football a team can sign a player for millions one season and then the next change their minds dump that player at a loss and then spend millions on another player and the process is repeated. Over and over again every few months.

            It’s a farce. If it’s intended to make money then it’s the most misguided thing imaginable.

            Football clubs

  1. Logical move is that if Tomori continue to dominate, one English club should offer for him near 100 Mill.

    Selling him we can bring strong striker and new defender

  2. 70M does sound about right. But i think selling would be a mistake unless Malick wants to leave. I dont see why he would tho 😀

      1. i think we, as humans, usually get too hung up on what we disagree on. Than it overshadows things we might, or do, agree on

        1. I hope we keep him personally. I love Kalulu as a replacement but with how young Thiaw is and how concrete the defense has been with him and Tomori together, we’ll be great defensively for years to come. But I understand it’s a business and everybody has a price

    1. That’s understandable. The first 6 months of my marriage was very marriage and anytime I go to the mall it was very mall 😂😂

  3. No point in selling Malik, even for huge profit if we dont have a ready replacement. Pelligrino should be given game time soon to make sure we have some depth, then we could let him go and promote maybe SImic to the senior squad.

  4. 70 really isnt enough. his build and smoothness on the ball screams man city who everyone copies. he looks like a player that could be in the midfieild easily. His value in like 2 years as positionless becomes more ingrained would be double the profit now.

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