Tuttosport: Maignan’s Milan renewal is getting complicated – the details

By Euan Burns -

Mike Maignan’s potential contract renewal with AC Milan is not without complications and work will have to be done on both sides to secure his long-term future, a report claims. 

As has been reported by Tuttosport (via Pianeta Milan), the French goalkeeper is not particularly close to signing a new deal with the club at this current moment, but the work is still ongoing.

The complication is not down to Maignan’s desire to continue playing for Milan, it is an economic issue.

The abolition of the Growth Decree, which allowed preferential taxation for Italian clubs in some cases, was something that really benefitted Maignan and the rule change has altered the dynamic of his contract discussions. 

If Milan were to grant Maignan the terms that he wants from a renewal, the new rules would mean that Milan have a massive bill to pay the Frenchman, one that the club certainly could not afford.

Milan have been placed in a very tough position because they know that Maignan is one of the most important players in the squad, and Maignan knows it too, but it could be a real struggle to meet his economic demands following the rule change in Serie A.

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    1. Are you Joe Biden or Dr evil? At least get your numbers in the right ballpark.

      “Milan lost 500 trillion billion dollars and we’ll fix it by making a train from Antarctica to Africa that runs on cow farts”

  1. If it was possible that the growth decree is removed after NY, and everyone knew it, why didn’t the club bother to solve this in December and sign the deal?

    1. No one knew it. It was supposed to be extended several months but the gov decided to change everything on the fly with no warning…

      1. No one knew it? LOL. Get real. The guys are basically bankers and bankers know to prepare for “surprises” such as this . They definitely knew it could happen and 99% likely knew it would too (before the summer). They still decided to not act and offer MM16 the contract he’d sign.

        So, unless Mike REEEEALLY loves it in Italy and doesn’t mind getting half the salary he’d get elsewhere we’ll see him sold in the summer. Very, VERY shortsighted negotiating by Milan. Unless they never intended to extend any way. Who knows. But let’s hope selling him will keep the rest of the key players in the team.

  2. Sell Maignan and sign LUCAS CHEVALIER from Lille. Problem solved.

    Reinvest the money into the squad and get a good striker like Gimenez, Koopmeiners for DM, a CB Dragusin or Calafiori and a RB Michael Kayode from Fiorentina.

    1. 💯💯💯
      it was no secret the end of the growth decree was coming and whether it was going to be extended for another few months or not is irrelevant. Again lack of proper planning or intentional to delay as now Redbird has an excuse when we sell Mike this summer – blame the player and his greedy wage demands lol. Another semi final UCL piece to be sold. Seem to be going backwards not forwards.

      1. I just want to keep it a stack. the former directors were criticized of the same thing, I’m just returning the favour lol

  3. It seems Milan is not ready to go beyond 6/6.5 mil net at the very max, so will probably sell him if Bayern comes with a good offer. That’s the reality. This team will not be able to hold on to their prized asset, hence will always remain work un progress mode.

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