AC Milan are reportedly still in the market for Fiorentina’s Jordan Veretout, along with AS Roma and Napoli. And in order to get the deal done, Milan are reportedly considering parting with at least one, if not more, players along with cash.
#ACMilan made significant steps forward for Jordan Veretout after meeting #Fiorentina today, offering several players as part of the deal, although #Napoli and #ASRoma remain interested https://t.co/OVB4A5cstE #SerieA pic.twitter.com/dvrcaee1JW— footballitalia (@footballitalia) July 2, 2019
Because Veretout is in demand, it’s been reported that both Lucas Biglia and Patrick Cutrone have been offered as part of the deal. Biglia was brought to Milan when Vincenzo Montella was in charge, and Cutrone played under Montella as well.
Would parting with someone like Cutrone be worth it to get Veretout? Marco Giampaolo uses a two-striker system and despite the large transfer fee, Andre Silva hasn’t proven to be worth a starting spot at both Milan and Sevilla. Parting with Cutrone would leave a hole that would need to be filled, as there are no other recognized strikers currently on the roster besides first-choice Krzysztof Piatek.
Milan would not be well served by filling one hole by creating another one, so if Milan do let Cutrone go, they’d spend the money that they’d save on the Veretout transfer on getting a new striker. For that reason alone, let’s hope that Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara don’t part with Cutrone to get this deal done.
On to the links.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
What next? A look at Milan, FFP and UEFA. [AC Milan Offside]
Why have Milan failed to make capital gains on their youth players? [AC Milan Offside]
The tragic tale of Donnarumma: From a symbol of Milan to a possible FFP casualty. [AC Milan Offside]
World Football Links
Tottenham Hotspur smashed their record transfer fee by signing Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon. [Cartilage Free Captain]