Milan Slow Down Their Pursuit of Spanish Fullback

Milan have been chasing after Juan Miranda for a few months, but it’s not yet certain he’ll end up in Serie A, either in January or in a Bosman move in June. He’s top of the list to serve as the new Theo Hernandez’s deputy, but the parties haven’t struck an agreement on his wages just yet.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Rossoneri consider his €2M yearly request excessive. They can’t move with his team until they strike a deal on personal terms first. If they managed, they would have leverage in the talks with Real Betis.

Provided they’ll succeed shortly, Milan would bring in Miranda during the winter only paying a small fee. The Spanish side might settle if they realized he would depart on a free, but they haven’t given up yet. They have been reluctant to negotiate so far.

In addition, the Rossoneri’s coaching staff is pleased with the growth of Davide Bartesaghi, who’s the only pure left-back on the squad besides their star. An addition would no longer be necessary if the youngster proved he belonged in Serie A.

Our Take on Milan and Miranda

They must do something in the back, but not necessarily on that flank. The delay and posturing might come from the fact that they are eyeing left-footed defenders who could adapt to the role too. Plus, they have limited spaces in the UEFA list.

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