In the 2016/17 season, Gerard Deulofeu seemed to be one of the best players in Milan. He was part of the squad that helped AC Milan qualify for the Europa League, their first European competition in around three years. Deulofeu was on loan from Everton, the Rossoneri paid €700,000 to bring him in for a season. As the 2016/17 campaign came to an end, the Spaniard wanted to remain at the club as he felt like a key player in the team. His agent stated that it would be difficult to keep him at the club, he later went to FC Barcelona where he was sold to Watford for around €13 million.
This huge mess made most fans think that permanently acquiring the player is impossible. According to Calcio Mercato, Massimiliano Mirabelli and Marco Fassone had the chance of easily buying the player last year, but they did not want to do so. The summer of 2017, was the summer where AC Milan were undergoing a ‘revival’, 11 players were bought by the new ownership at the club. We all know how that turned out.
Many Milan fans believe that Deulofeu is a great player. His performances at the club showed that he can help the club whenever needed. The reason the old management rejected the player could be clear. They thought that he was no longer needed, that there were better players being bought in the transfer window. Hakan Calhanoglu and Fabio Borini were the two wingers bought in the 2017 transfer window.
Hakan Calhanoglu is definitely a great winger. His performances help Milan and he continues to work for the club. Although the club have a great left winger, Gerard Deulofeu would help the squad. During his time in Italy, he proved to be a great player. The 24-year-old loves AC Milan and is willing to return and give his best. The former FC Barcelona man is putting in decent performances in Watford FC and is happy at the club.