Despite some interest and a short-term contract, Simon Kjaer stayed put at Milan. The defender would like to extend his sojourn and conclude his career in the red-and-black colors, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs (via OneFootball).
His camp approached the management to test the waters about a possible renewal until 2026. The front office didn’t shut the door but tabled the matter for later. The club will assess his performances throughout the campaign before making the call.
Kjaer has good chances of getting the start in the upcoming Milan Derby. Fikayo Tomori is suspended, while Pierre Kalulu picked up a small muscular injury and is day-to-day.
Genoa reportedly inquired about the Dane earlier this summer. In the end, the Rossoneri, even though they signed starlet Marco Pellegrino, kept all six of their center-backs, including Mattia Caldara. The reject was been inserted into their UEFA list due to a shortage of players grown in Italy.
The 34-year-old joined in January 2020 on loan and was later bought out for €3.68M. He has accumulated nearly 100 appearances at San Siro.
Our Take on Milan and Kjaer
While he voiced his malcontent for no longer being a starter last season, he might have come to the realization that youngsters have passed him by and accepted his new role. If the salary is affordable, there’d be nothing wrong with keeping him around.
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