Hakan Calhanoglu decided to leave and Milan are thus looking for a new playmaker on the market. Several names have been mentioned in recent weeks, including that of Josip Ilicic, who could become a real opportunity.
According to today’s edition of Tuttosport, as cited by MilanNews, the Rossoneri appreciate the player a lot for his technique and quality. In addition, he wouldn’t need time to adapt to Serie A and could be used straight away.
However, Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have two reservations about Ilicic: he’s currently 33-years-old and had some physical problem last season. Furthermore, he didn’t get as much playing time, perhaps an indication of his status.
Above all, though, the main worry concerns the €8-10m price tag Atalanta have slapped on the Slovenian. Milan could perhaps invest around €5m in the player, but doubling that amount would change the evaluations of the signing for sure.