Tuttosport: How much the Zirkzee operation may cost Milan – the figures

By Ben Dixon -

AC Milan’s plan for the window revolves around Joshua Zirkzee. He is their number one target, and he has been for several months. However, the deal has stalled in recent weeks due to the financial disparities between the club and his agent, Kia Joorabchian.

Reports in the final days before the mercato’s opening further show Milan’s plans. Zirkzee is the desired heir to Giroud, and the evidence of this can be backlogged for months, but in the days before his clause can be activated, the deal is looking more difficult than ever before.

This is due to the commission being demanded by Joorabchian, a €15 million fee (37% of the release clause value) on top of the release clause, which is believed to be desired due to the super agent’s decision to insert a release clause into his contract.

Regardless of this, the fee does not become any nicer to pay, and just because he may have been worth more without the release clause, they still pay the same amount due to the commission. Today, Tuttosport (via Milan News) have attempted to calculate the cost of the move.

The release clause allows the Dutchman to leave for €40m, and then there is the commission fee, which Milan are attempting to lower by any means possible, and then finally his salary requests, believed to be around €4.5m per season. This means that it could cost around €75m initially to bring Zirkzee to the window if no changes are made to his contract length or commission fees.

Ultimately, a hefty price, and it remains to be seen if the Diavolo want to pay that total.

Tags AC Milan Joshua Zirkzee

16 Comments

  1. If if if if if if if if if if if if…. Just say that you don’t want to pay and move on ffs.

    It’s crystally clear that his agent won’t lower his demands (maybe 3-5 million he can ‘donate’)

    We all know that nothing is happening… Absolutely nothing.

    They are just waiting (for somebody else to close the deal)

    Completely cu*kold behavior.
    Main problem is there is no negotiations ongoing as alternative striker options (apart from lies on this BS website)

    1. How do you know there’s no negotiations going on for an alterna — oh wait my bad, I forgot you have a direct hotline to Moncada’s office.

      1. I just hope they leave enough time for an alternative to be brought in amidst all these negotiations. And the window doesn’t even officially open until July.

      1. Okay then why ‘your’ board is not moving on with dignity instead of ‘waiting’?

        Goku, K, dejan10… How many accounts do you have in total btw?

        1. Are you so poorly educated you don’t understand that many people can have similar opinions? That’s a rhetorical question.

  2. It’s going to cost nothing because we’re not going to get him. Renew Jovic and get your cheapest alternative so we can suck

  3. 75 mil for a 1 season striker, not even top scorer in league, i dont think he worth that money, i would rather buy 2 cheaper strikers and with Jovic we are fine.

  4. Ramos or david from France are better options. If we can’t find a worthy young world class CF. As interim approach we should consider Lukaku for 2-3 years until Camada is ready. Proven Serie A scorer and big targetman.

    1. The way he misses chances the last year and this too in crucial moments, cl final, for belgium, i would rather skip him and use jovic than lukaku.

  5. Dovbyk has had consistent numbers in Spain for more than a season.

    Not paying Kia outrageous commission to go for Dovbyk instead is NOT a defeat. He would cost the same 40mil but without the 15mil on top. And he doesn’t have a brother we would need to bring over either…

  6. Remember nobody knows what’s going behind the scenes. But I hope Guirassy isn’t out of the picture yet. Considering prices, stats, and he’s style of play (according to youtube videos he likes those flicks almost as much as Giroud) he might be the best suited for us.

    1. No one is linked to Guirassy for a reason. He’s had one good season in 10. He also has a low number of appearances, 180 games in 10 years is terrible and it’s not due to injuries either. Something is off about this guy.

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