Alfredo Pedulla explains the situation behind yesterday’s unexpected news that AC Milan and Santos had reached an agreement for Thiago Maia.
Yesterday in Brazil, local media launched an authentic transfer bomb, revealing that Thiago Maia was close to transferring at AC Milan. Between Milan and Santos existed an agreement about the players price tag, believed to be 14 million euros, but not one on the payment method. Goal.com also confirmed the clamorous news.
A news that in Italy did not find any particular support. Italian media denied, both, the interest in the 20 year old Brazilian wonderkid and that the clubs had closed a deal. But today, Alfredo Pedulla, in his own official blog, explains that the profile of this player is liked by the rossoneri but at the moment it is not a considered to be a priority. Sports director Massimiliano Mirabelli and CEO, Marco Fassone, are chasing other goals for the midfield and therefore there is no real negotiation about Thiago Maia.
The well known expert and reporter of calciomercato explains that the 20 year old defensive midfielder has been offered three times to Milan, who appreciate the player for his qualities and skills. Thiago Maia is a player that Mirabelli has monitored for a long time since he was working for Inter. But for now it doesn’t appear to be any intention of deepening the talks with Santos, who are willing to give up their jewel. Inter and Paris Saint Germain also inquiring about Thiago Maia, a prospect that we could soon see in Europe.
The 20 year old midfielder despite his young age has played 117 games for Santos and has scored 3 goals, making his first team debut in 2014. He is currently part of Brazil U23 and ins 2016 won an Olympic Gold Medal playing alongside Neymar and Gabriel Jesus. He is considered to be a player with a guaranteed future ahead.