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post Nov 1 2020, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (Rossoneri7 @ Nov 1 2020, 06:16 PM) *
Well, I think in all fairness players have a right to stick around or move on. It's not that the club does not want to renew, it's also the players desire to wait it out.

That said, I do hope both renew in these coming two months.

I think if you approach the players with a good offer they will accept unless they really want out.

Example, the Kessie situation. I think his runs out in 2022. He's happy now, why not offer him an improved deal, within reason of course and extend his contract for 5 years. So if by any chance, next summer, if a top club does come calling, we'll be in a strong negotiating position, even if Kessie wants to leave.

Same goes with Bennacer and Theo. What we're paying them is criminal imo. Laxalt was earning more than Theo does, and Bennacer is probably one of the top 3 CMs in the league right now and I think he's barely earning 1.5m if that
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post Nov 2 2020, 01:38 PM
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Thing is, Milan is a club running losses. The recent form and results were not expected. So if you cancel that out the club was not in a position to offer Kessie, Bennacer or anyone improved contracts. Let alone extend contracts for players requesting figures that is beyond the economical powers of a club like Milan (today's Milan that is).

Yet now, with this surge in form, results and expectations, we are here discussing extensions and pay increases.

Nevertheless, fact remains Milan does not have a deep coffer and if the club do succeed in extending their respective contracts I'll be extremely happy.

Otherwise, when teams like United and Madrid come sniffing, there is little you can do. Even if you match their offer, as the exposure on that level is emmence in comparison.
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post Nov 2 2020, 09:43 PM
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But, if we want to return to the top, you have to at the very least be able to keep your important players. It makes no sense for this Elliot project to even exist if we cannot keep the key pieces of the puzzle that make or break our chances for going back into the CL
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post Nov 3 2020, 07:17 PM
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Elliot is a hedge fund, their goal is to increase Milan's value and sell. They acquired the club for 300M Euros (what Lee defaulted on).

The club was always going to challenge for EL, it's aim is a maximum finish of 4th place and get a shot at CL. In turn serving the goal of Elliot.

What changed? Our expectations after seeing Milan's form under Pioli and Ibra. However nothing changed from a financial stand point. Merchandising is low, stadium revenue is zero, sponsors have not come knocking for a new deal neither has reward ?? for CL or Serie A.

Again, I would be very happy if the club do convince the players to extend. But I would not ask any more, since I know the financial standing of the club is dire.

If Milan do end up getting CL and going far in EL by season end, then you could expect an exciting Summer transfer window. Something we can all have a ball at. But as of yet, I'm not getting my hopes up as it is up to players like Donna who would have to weigh their hearts desire over the allure of PSG, Madrid, et al. While Cala would most likely move on, it does befit his character to do so, I think.

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post Nov 4 2020, 09:34 AM
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Rumor has it Donna is renewing till 2024 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/devil.gif)
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 2 2020, 11:43 PM) *
But, if we want to return to the top, you have to at the very least be able to keep your important players. It makes no sense for this Elliot project to even exist if we cannot keep the key pieces of the puzzle that make or break our chances for going back into the CL

Well you have to balance the books and make shrewd deals/investments. I think it's not very realistic to expect we will extend and upgrade contract for all of Donna, Kessie, Ibra, Theo, Bennacer and Hakan. Don't you think? So giving Kessie a upgrade one year is a business decision.

Another question. How do you guys asses Diaz so far?
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post Nov 8 2020, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 8 2020, 06:45 PM) *
Another question. How do you guys asses Diaz so far?


He's good. 21 years old, so still lots of room for improvement. But I feel he doesn't connect that well with the rest of the team just yet. Like Leao. They're still too concerned with their own little tricks.

But he's way better than Leao. And I absolutely love his determination and work-rate. Especially against Lille you tell how much desire he had compared to his dead teammates.
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QUOTE (Fillipo Simone @ Nov 8 2020, 06:45 PM) *
Well you have to balance the books and make shrewd deals/investments. I think it's not very realistic to expect we will extend and upgrade contract for all of Donna, Kessie, Ibra, Theo, Bennacer and Hakan. Don't you think? So giving Kessie a upgrade one year is a business decision.

Another question. How do you guys asses Diaz so far?

Losing players on free transfers is as far from shrewd as I can think of

For example, shrewd is selling Theo for 50m+ Losing him for free would be idiotic. Sure we'll have to sacrifice some of these guys who's value has sky rocketed, that's the model Elliot want to follow like they do at Lille, like what Leipzig do, etc but losing players for free would be a huge blow for us financially.

I'd personally want to see us keep Diaz, really impressed me so far, definitely has that special something
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QUOTE (han2503 @ Nov 23 2020, 05:33 PM) *
Sure we'll have to sacrifice some of these guys who's value has sky rocketed, that's the model Elliot want to follow like they do at Lille, like what Leipzig do, etc but losing players for free would be a huge blow for us financially.


Say what? I think Elliot has said many times their objective is to get Milan to the top, then sell it to some rich buyer in order to make a big profit. That's how they operate. Selling valuable players will only hinder things.
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