AC Milan have enjoyed a huge turnaround on their fortunes. A few weeks ago there was uncertainity on whether they would be able to play in the UEFA Europa League, but now they have bolstered their squad well enough to contend for a Champions League spot next season.
The San Siro outfit have added several interesting pieces to the side, such as Gonzalo Higuain, Mattia Caldara, Alen Halilovic and Tiemoue Bakayoko, among others. But they are not done yet, and now they are close to make moves to increase their midfield depth. Milan are only “details away” from signing both Diego Laxalt and Samu Castillejo.
The deal with Genoa was reached for the Uruguayan left-back, as his valuation was set at €18 million (including €4M on add-ons). As part of the deal, Genoa will anticipate the payment of €11 million they owed Milan for Gianluca Lapadula, which was due originally in June of 2019, so Milan will only end up paying €3 million plus add-ons to sign the Uruguay international.
Meanwhile, the talks for Castillejo are advanced as well although the goal there would be to spread the payments as much as possible. The framework of the deal – €18 million plus Carlos Becca – has been agreed, so it seems there only a few details to iron out before both transfers are confirmed.