Milan, as always, will need to fund their future purchases by selling their own players after the closing deal with the Chinese investors was delayed again until March, meaning funds will not arrive in time for the winter mercato.
The Brazilian striker has fallen out with the club, unable to capitalize on the little playing time given to him, and with the arrival of Lapadula, it seems as though the Brazilian is no longer needed at the club.
The twenty-nine year old forward has only played a total of 121 minutes for the Rossoneri this season, and it is in the best interests of both the player and the club that he leave.
Purchased for €8 million from Shakhtar Donetsk, Spartak Moscow are reportedly offering Milan a sum of €7 million, covering most of the sum paid for him two years ago.
With the funds, Milan could look to finance other acquisitions such as that of Milan Badelj and Riccardo Orsolini, two players who Milan is supposedly interested in.
Of course, it is all up to Milan’s potential new owners, who have the final say in the matter. We’ll see how the rumor develops as the transfer window proceeds.