AC Milan do not plan to extend the contract of club captain Alessio Romagnoli. The centre-back has suffered continuous injuries and is currently out with a muscle injury. He has a contract that runs till the end of June 2022. The defender has struggled for form and Milan might have no other option.
He made 30 appearances for the club last season. Across the 22 games he played in the Serie A he had one goal and assist. He missed the first three games due to a calf injury. After returning, he got a good run of games before injuries played spoilsport again.
The arrival of Fikayo Tomori reduced his game-time even further. The youngster from Chelsea made quite and impact to seal his spot in the team. By the end of the season Romangnoli spent games for Milan warming the benches. Thus it is not a surprise that AC Milan are willing to let go of one their faithful.
The Odds on Romagnoli – Milan are less
According to the well-known journalist Carlo Pellegatti (via MilanLive), AC Milan have very few choices when it comes to their captain. It appears that his chances for a contract renewal are really slim. He added that the player currently earns €3- 4 million yearly and wants € 5- 6 million. Milan cannot satisfy him. Milan risk losing him for free by next year and are looking for a solution.
“I think the only solution is to sell him, perhaps through an exchange. Sorry because he is a top level defender. Then it will be necessary to evaluate what are the relations between Stefano Pioli and Romagnoli. In the last phase he played little and was not appreciated. He thus lost a national team spot, not being used. Should he be part of Milan there would be problems.”
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The fact that Mino Raiola is his agent makes it a more challenging affair. Raiola and the club will be negotiating in the next few day to decide the future of the player.
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