Recently, many European media reported that AC Milan and Belgian star Mertens are close to signing and will join AC Milan after the end of this season. The media has not announced the transfer format and salary after joining.
Milan high-level turmoil this season, leaves in BobanAfterwards, Milan CEO Gachidis fully promoted the rejuvenation process, rejected the signing of players over the age of 25, and formulated a salary limit policy of up to 2.5 million euros. But the new deal has not yet been implemented, and there was news of signing Mertens. If it is true, isn't the Milan executive slapping himself in the face?
First of all, Mertens, who was born in 1987, is 33 years old and his competitive form has begun to decline. As the thigh of Naples in the previous seasons, Mertens’s data is at the top in Serie A. The player's annual salary will not be less than 4 million, and Milan may be closer to visa-free, and it is the first opportunity in the competition with the local team Chelsea, then there may be greater concessions in the player's annual salary.
So, If you really sign Mertens, then It can only be explained that the reason for Boban’s departure was not at variance with Gachidis’s transfer policy, but Gachidis’s removal of dissidents. Knowing this, wouldn't it be good to sign Modric and Thiago Silva under Boban's operation? Are they better than Mertens? IfSo why bother to squeeze Boban and Maldini away. It's not that Mertens is not strong, but Mertens's position is not what Milan is most anxious to make up for.
Let me briefly introduce Mertens, as the main member of the "Three Little Deaths" in Naples, MertensCan be considered late bloomers. Mertens’ statistics in recent seasons have been quite tough, especially in the 17-18 season. Due to the injury of the main center, Milik, Mertens changed from a winger to a pseudo-center. This change made Mo Tens played the superstar data and won the Serie A silver boots that season. Mertens’ technical characteristics are similar to those of Charhanoglu, but Mertens is more powerful in terms of goal impact and ability to grab points, but both in confrontation and speed. People have no advantage.
If Ibrahimovic stays in Milan next season, then with Ibrahimovic's support and cover, Mertens may have a bright season, but if you count on Mertens to replace Ibrahimovic to take the lead, then I suggest Milan continue to implement the New Deal Well, it is better to put energy and money on young potential players.