AC Milan identify the €20m replacement of Kjaer

AC Milan continue to be in touch with Spezia for Jakub Kiwior. The Poland international could be the successor of Simon Kjaer.

Jakub Kiwior is one of the emerging starts of Serie A. The 22-year-old Polish centre back had a very positive first year with Spezia and is confirming himself at the same levels in the current season. Excellent performances that have attracted the interest of AC Milan with Paolo Maldini paying particular attention to his development.


In the meanwhile, Spezia are working to extend his contract expiring in 2025. The young defender currently earns 300,000 euros per year. Spezia want to reward their starlet for his great display with an increase to half a million euros per season. The inclusion of a release clause is a more important factor than the salary increase.

Kiwior arrived at Spezia from Zilina for a transfer fee of €2.5 million. He started his Italian adventure as defensive midfielder before transitioning into the centre back role. The talented defender has made 5 appearances with the Polish national team this year and will represent his country in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

AC Milan considering Jakub Kiwior as the prefect successor to Simon Kjaer. The Denmark captain has a contract until 2024 with the Rossoneri. The Italian champions have been in constant contact with Spezia to discuss the future of the 22-year-old. Initially, Spezia had asked a fee of €20 million before increasing it to €30 million. He will surely end up being the most important transfer exit for Spezia.


AC Milan were reportedly ready to offer €18 million for Kiwior but talks were postponed until after the renewal and, of course, Qatar 2022. Juventus are also monitoring his situation. Spezia are considering inserting a release clause between €23 and 27 million in order to convince Jakub to stay. Of course, his performances in the World Cup will have an important influence in the upcoming events.

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