AC Milan are reportedly still looking to sign Real Madrid winger Lucas Vázquez in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Vázquez is currently out of action for a cruciate ligament knee injury until the end of this season. However, he has served Zinedine Zidane quite well, as the Spaniard filled the void of injured Dani Carvajal at right-back. The 29-year-old winger has made 24 La Liga appearances this season, scoring twice and assisting five times.
The contract of the Spanish international with Los Blancos will finish at the end of this June. And the reports were saying that the La Liga giants have offered him a new contract with an improved financial package of €5 million per year from €3.5 million.
However, the Rossoneri haven’t given up on signing Vázquez for free this summer. The winger would be happy to join the Serie A giants if he leaves Spain at the end of this season.
Can Milan convince Vázquez to leave Real Madrid and move to Serie A?
According to Italian journalist Nicolo Schira, Vázquez is open to go to AC Milan after his contract with Real Madrid finishes at the end of this season. The Rossoneri have contacted the entourage of the player, his agent Arturo Canales and the intermediary Edoardo Crnjar.
Vázquez has asked for a four-year contract with a salary of €4 million per annum with bonuses from the 18 times Italian champions. It would be a €28 million gross commitment for Milan – €8 million gross for the first two years then €6 million for the next two because of the Growth Decree that applies to players arriving from abroad after two years.
The Rossoneri are in contact with the winger for quite a while now to land him at San Siro for free. Stefano Pioli’s side have struggled with the wingers this season, Samu Castillejo, Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers haven’t been able to produce their best for the Rossoneri and Vázquez will be a good fit on that position with his experience.
It will be interesting to see what will be the future destination for the Real Madrid winger Lucas Vázquez, will he sign the contract extension with Los Blancos or he decides to leave and go to Milan.
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