After a six-month saga, Rade Krunic is on the precipice of fleeing Milan to transfer to Fenerbahce. The Turkish club went after him insistently last summer, but he was a starter at the time, and their offer wasn’t good enough to convince the Rossoneri. His status has drastically changed in the first half of the season. The extension talks haven’t progressed after the summer window.
Per Sky, the Super Lig giants will pay a €5M fee plus €1M add-ons. The deal is down to the final details. The Bosnian midfielder has been unused in the past seven Serie A matches because he completely fell out of favor.
Milan CEO Furlani confirmed that the departure of Krunic toward Fenerbahce was imminent to the publication.
“Everything should be okay for Rade. We wish him good luck for the future.”
The 30-year-old joined the Rossoneri from Empoli back in 2019. He has racked up 139 appearances, 3 goals, and 6 assists during his time at the club. He was tipped to renew his contract, which would have expired in 2025, after the previous session, but the negotiation never got finalized.
Our Take on Milan, Fenerbahce, and Krunic
What happened to him was an overcorrection, as he shouldn’t have been a linchpin early on, but he was still an okay reserve. Instead, Stefano Pioli tossed him aside because his usage was one of the main sources of criticism against him. It would have been better if his departure happened later in January since Ismael Bennacer is playing in AFCON.
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