Milan Negotiating to Purchase Two Loanees Permanently

Milan are in advanced talks with Roma to buy out Alessandro Florenzi and are haggling with Crotone for Junior Messias. The Italian international will continue to play for the Rossoneri following a solid season. The attacker has strong chances to stay as well.

According to Sky, the Scudetto winners got a discount from the Giallorossi. They will pay €2.7M, and not €4.5M, to sign the 31-year-old in permanent fashion. The two clubs have finalized the agreement, which will soon be official. The veteran featured in 24 matches in his first season at San Siro. He backed up both Davide Calabria and Theo Hernandez.

While Florenzi always seemed likely to remain part of the Milan roster, the future of Messias often appeared in jeopardy, mainly due to the team’s plans to sign a right winger. Instead, the Rossoneri might acquire him from Crotone for €4M, about a €1M less than their option. They spent €2.6M for the loan spell. He has tallied 6 goals and 3 assists in 32 appearances in 2021/2022.

Our Take on Milan Likely Keeping Florenzi and Messias

The former has been very useful and is also a strong locker room leader, plus the fee is modest. The latter might have done just enough to be redeemed. Although, the front office is probably simply protecting their previous investment, which would have been unjustifiably high if they discarded him right away.

They may ultimately re-sell the forward or flip him in a package to acquire somebody else, as he is fairly in high demand in Serie A. The more interesting part is whether the decisio will affect the strategy of the Italian champions, which appeared determined to bring in an elite right winger. They have generally been reluctant to part ways with Alexis Saelemaekers, but it could happen to avoid a logjam.