A real headache for all involved.What a pass that was
He really upped his game in this aspect recently, noticed it even in the previous games. Pioli effect?
If he's smart, he'll renew even on a lower wage. Don't know if there's any club with a better overall mood now... and he still has time to improve and get a salary increase afterwards.
I wrote my post from his perspective... like, if I was him I would do anything needed to stay here, unless someone offers crazy money. The atmosphere at Milan just seems magic now, which I don't think many clubs have... and he's still only 27, which is the usual age when CBs just start to mature, so if he improves, I'm sure we'll then offer more money.A real headache for all involved.
When Kjaer was still playing and Romagnoli started in few games, the verdict was one: he plays his heart out for the team but ultimately does not fit the way the team is set up.
So, 10m gross for a 2nd choice defender, easy, let him go. He goes to Juve & they fit his preferred low def line and salary demands.
Then Kjaer is out, Romagnoli plays better and better.
But is it going to continue? If we buy Botman, wouldnt it be redundant to keep Gnoli who has similar strong points but weaknesses too?
If we keep him, maybe we spend more on a forward.
If we dont, for 28m gross wages over 4 years, it will be hard to strike a better deal
Imho we renewed Gabbia, who is a weaker but cheaper version of Romagnoli. He also complicates the plan here
Im just a fan, I want best possible team.
I would keep Gnoli, loan Gabbia with option to buy & buyback, allocate funds for a forward & move for Omeragic, Thiaw or other defender in that mold.
The number of handshakes of Kjaer and Rebic correlate with the results of Milan. If they scream to teammates we get 3 points.How Vulture thinks stats work
Still not worthy of being a starter and captain, but as a sub would be good. I'd like to see him lift a trophy here after all the shitshow he's enduredHe has been playing well lately and jt seems that he has finally settled into the captain role. I would like to see him accept a new contract on a reduced salary and ideally to abandon Raiola.
i know it's not easy (for all of us) to be purely objective when it comes to players we have admiration or empathy for (or the opposite lol). but try to answer this to the best of your objectivity.Still not worthy of being a starter and captain, but as a sub would be good. I'd like to see him lift a trophy here after all the shitshow he's endured
depends a lot on the context, but for #1 probably noti know it's not easy (for all of us) to be purely objective when it comes to players we have admiration or empathy for (or the opposite lol). but try to answer this to the best of your objectivity.
we are in the market looking for a 3rd defender...Romagnoli is available. the Romagnoli you know with his characteristics you know.
1. would you sign him at all (free or not)?
2. would sign him on what some consider "ok if he lowered his salary (3m?)?
ok. got you.depends a lot on the context, but for #1 probably not
#2 probably yes, not sign, but extend and also if there are no better options available
I'm by no means a Romagnoli fan and had a similar situation to what I have with Leao now, when the whole forum was making him to be the 2nd coming of Nesta.
But, I'm giving credit where it's due... #1 he has been with us through some shitty years, this is why I want him to win smth (could be this season) and #2 he has improved his passing this season
If I had to choose to extend him on lower wages or spend 20-30m on another OK defender, I'd rather keep him and spend the money elsewhere. I'm fin with him, Kalu and Gabbia as 3rd/4th choiceok. got you.
that seems to be the most common reason, empathy. and i understand ... that's why i emphasized on "objectivity"...
when it comes to what matters on the field, the answer is almost always no on every box (his ability, his Characteristic for this team, salary (even reduced) )
he's a great professional, cannot take that away from him. but that's not enough for a renewal for me, not even close.
he'll win a scudetto this year. hopefully that'll be the happy ending
got you.If I had to choose to extend him on lower wages or spend 20-30m on another OK defender, I'd rather keep him and spend the money elsewhere. I'm fin with him, Kalu and Gabbia as 3rd/4th choice