Vitiello: Milan facing €8m headache – the details behind Origi’s return

By Ben Dixon -

As the season concludes, AC Milan’s loanees will begin to return to Milanello to have discussions about their future and one of the players returning is Divock Origi, and the Rossoneri have a challenge on their hands.

Olivier Giroud’s departure, barring any shocks, will not be a golden ticket for Origi to become the new striker. If Luka Jovic departs, barring any shocks, there will not be an opportunity for Origi to be second in the pecking order.

Instead, the goal will be to find a new team for him, immediately.

His loan spell did not reinvigorate the Belgian’s career after hopes that a move to familiar surroundings could revive his career. Instead, it has done the opposite. Origi struggled for minutes in the Premier League with Nottingham Forest and did not score a single goal for the Reds.

As Antonio Vitiello reports for Milan News, he will arrive back at Milanello because the Premier League outfit are unwilling to activate the clause in his contract to make his move permanent, which presents an expensive headache for the Rossoneri.

Origi earns €4m per season, a figure that the Diavolo are desperate to get off their books, so they will begin searching immediately for suitors. There was interest in January, so this could be pursued in the summer.

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  1. He will end like caldara , go on loan until his contract expire, no club want to buy him permanent and ACM give high salary for him . He will leave free transfer like caldara

    1. If we manage to get rid of his wage every single season that will be huge. We did get him for free so no need to look for gains.

    1. Hiring Origi was another “clever” move made by Maldini, alongside eg. hiring Giampaolo. Love Maldini as a player, but I seriously can’t understand how people can name him as a good sporting director. Being a good player is a complete different thing than being a good directeur.

      1. He was a good director. End of the day, the moves they made, they did more good than harm to the club. Thats a fact.

        Can’t get everything right, we’re only human

        1. I honestly give more credit to Pioli and Massara than Maldini. The guy could not negotiate a contract and it did set the club back. As far picking players he missed as many times as he hit. And for those who make the excuse “he had no money” he was given over 150M to spend on players and could have had much more if he could strike a deal.

          1. It’s not either black or white. Maldini (and Massara) did make the decisions that lead to the scudetto and overall our rankings between 2019 and 2023. He brought Leao, Theo, Bennacer, Kjaer, Ibra, Giroud,… trusted Tonali when he didn’t do well during the first season, kept Pioli when we were linked to Ragnick,… On the flip side, he didn’t negociate renewals soon enough which lead to the departure for free of Hakan, Donnarumma and Kessie, he doesn’t know how to sell a player to get more money for other transfers and the whole 2022 summer was mismanaged by him.

      2. Easy for you to say after the occurrence. Most of us were not against the signing of Origi in the first place. Yes he’s never been a profilic goal scorer but he’s dependable, scores in big games, and better yet, he’s free.

        What happened afterwards, well it’s football. You win some you lose some. Maldini is not a good director? Bro, he won the best director award after the Scudetto season. Quite an achievement for a ‘newbie’.

  2. Worst case we can keep him as a reserve and hope that he might click with a new manager, but not much hope for that, especially since attackers generally did well under Pioli.

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