Tuttosport: Milan eye midfielder with €20m clause as Plan B to Sanches

By Isak Möller -

AC Milan have been working on the signing of Renato Sanches for several months now and they have an agreement with the player. However, due to the competition of Paris Saint-Germain, they might have to look elsewhere. 

Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are expected to renew their deals next week and after that, they will be able to focus on the mercato again. One of their first tasks will be to try to close the Sanches deal, even though it won’t be easy.

As reported by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Milan have River Plate star Enzo Fernandez as their Plan B for the midfield. The 21-year-old has a release clause of €20m and given his age as well as quality, that could be a good deal.

However, as said, Milan will give it one last try to secure Sanches next week and it remains to be seen what the outcome will be. The coming days will be decisive and will also provide some more details on the matter.

Tags AC Milan Enzo Fernandez Renato Sanches River Plate


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  1. I’d rather get Fernández 2bh, even though he is more “potential” than “current ability”

    Reason being Sanches is v good but frequently injured, he’s not a guarantee fitness wise. And it’s not certain how he’ll fit into 4231, does he play as a 10 or in the double pivot?

    Fernández can be moulded over the next few seasons, while Bennacer and Tonali are our starters.

    1. Agree, and he is also 15m cheaper than Sanches whose asking price is 30m (the previously reported 15m was false). Milan can then reallocte the funds to bring Attacking Midfielder like CDK instead.

  2. I’ve watched this guy before, he’s the type of player to fight for the badge, in my opinion if we get this guy for 15 Mil I’d arguably say it’s a better deal than Renato Sanches

  3. There is no comparison between the two (Sanches & Fernandez). Sanches is more complete player,even though he is young he is much more experienced player than Fernandez.Also Fernández has never played in Europe before,so that may be an issue. Latin American players may take more time to settle in a European environment and football style..Especially Italy where tactics are at very high level.
    What a pity for Milan to miss two quality players (Botman and Sanches) due to board directors issues….

    1. Honestly, I don’t care about Botman and Sanches, they are not essential.

      Milan already has Tomori-Kalulu and Kjaer. Buying Botman to replace Romagnoli = spending 30m to replace 4th choice center back.

      As for Sanches, I don’t think Milan need him unless Pioli want to change to 4-3-3. Milan already has Tonali-Bennacer and reliable anternatives in Pobega and Krunic.

      Better use the money to bring CDK. Attacking midfielder is the weakest position in Milan, so it should be priority.

  4. from what I saw from this lad, we should definitely go for him. He’s more Kessie type of player, and seems to be more hungry than Renato.
    We lack players from SA recently, and it would be to have him with us next season

  5. If we don’t sign a duo from France, I don’t think we have anything to regret. Not because it wouldn’t be players to strengthen the team, but because others always offer more and we can’t match them financially! The M and M duo wisely try to play the card of a big and famous club that wakes up again, and it sometimes works, but the players today are like a jukebox. Whoever throws the euro over will sing for him!

  6. He should come anyway. He is more Kessie replacement as a true DM. Sanches is flexible.

    Sanches> Krunic
    Pobega> Bakayoko

    Tonali-Bennacer-Renato-Enzo-Pobega as our rotational CM/DM.

  7. Lisandro Martinez of Ajax can cover CB & DMF so we don’t need to buy overprice Sanchez & Botman,
    his killer pass remind me Grande Pirlo & he put Haaland in his pocket vs BVB

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