By next week, it should all be official that Sandro Tonali is a new AC Milan player, as the 20-year-old realises a childhood dream by joining his boyhood club.
PianetaMilan have collaborated some information which outlines exactly how much the Rossoneri will invest on Tonali, beginning with the actual formula of the deal.
La Gazzetta dello Sport are reporting that Milan will pay a €10million loan fee for the Brescia sensation, with a €15m option to buy plus €10m in potential bonuses. There, if he signs permanently it will be a €25m deal at least, potentially rising to €35m.
Furthermore, Brescia will receive 10% on a possible future resale of Tonali, but only if he is sold for above €30m – therefore a minimum of €3m.
Meanwhile, the player will sign a five-year contract with Milan until 30 June 2025, with a net salary of €2million per year plus bonuses.
That is a €3.7m gross salary for the club to pay, which over a five year contract therefore is €18.5m, bringing the total investment to either €43.5m or €53.5m depending on the bonuses.
Calcio e Finanza have assessed the impact on Milan’s balance sheet for the 2020-21 financial year. The costs will total €13.7million, between the cost of the loan (€10m) and gross salary (€3.7m).
There is some speculation the €10m loan fee will be paid over two instalments of €5m, with half now and half next summer, though these are unconfirmed.