Tuttosport: Interesting new idea emerges as Milan attempt to sign Rebic permanently

By Oliver Fisher -

A new hypothesis has opened up regarding the future of Ante Rebic as Milan continue to run into the same obstacle, a report claims.

There has been a lot of talk over the last few weeks about making Rebic’s stay at Milan a permanent one. He joined on a two-year dry loan (no option to buy) from Eintracht Frankfurt and was the top scorer in 2019-20, netting 11 goals in Serie A.

According to Thursday’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Milan want to buy the Croatia international permanently from Eintracht, who in turn want to keep André Silva who went the other way on the same terms.

However, there is the problem linked to the 50% resale clause that Fiorentina have on Rebic, a clause they negotiated when selling him to the Bundesliga club.

Among the hypotheses under consideration is the idea of extending the loan of the two players for a third year, which would thus take the two players to the end of their contracts with their respective clubs, making them free to sign with the other team.

Tags AC Milan Ante Rebic


  1. I dont get this kind of speculation as it simply doesnt make ANY sense. Its a resale clause so it refers to a transfer fee and not a swap deal. If milan and eintract frankfurt swap players fiorentina cant do anything about that. Sometimes terms are negotiated that down the road turns out to not being as favourable for one of the parts and in the case we swap silva with rebic its just bad luck for fiorentina.

    It can never be milans problem what the two clubs agreed upon.

    1. You can’t just swap players as if they have no economic value. If they swap them, than Fiorentina will always get 50% of the economic value that he has in Frankfurts books. At the end of the contract there is no value left so they can go for free. This is a very clever move by Milan because they put pressure on Fiorentina to agree a package deal for multiple players. If not they risk losing a lot of money now on the Rebic deal. This move will have a huge influence on future resale clauses if it goes through. The person who came up with this is a genious and a game changer.

      1. First of all dont believe everything you read, just because its posted as an article doesnt make it correct and i dont agree because valuation is a subjective thing. Unless its stipulated in a contract a swap deal wouldnt go under 50% resale clause because infact its not a straight up sale. The entire valuation thing would open up for an avalanche of lawsuits because clubs has varrying valuations of players. There are lots of examples where clubs make an on paper good agreement that in the end comes back to bite them.
        On the other hand if fiorentina really was entitled to half the price of a rebic/silva swap deal extending the loans with one year to bygo such obligations would again open up for lawsuits between fiorentina/eintract. So in the end NO i dont by the premise of this sort of speculation.

      2. You are absolutely right. Is only genius can come up with such a great idea. Now the pressure is on Fiorentina & Milan will have it way on both Rebic and Milenkovic. Up Milan

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