Please Wait . . .

Tonali turned down Barcelona and Manchester United to join AC Milan, claims Brescia chief Cellino
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
03-Sep-2020, 04:30 am

Tonali turned down Barcelona and Manchester United to join AC Milan, claims Brescia chief Cellino


Sandro Tonali Genoa Brescia

Sandro Tonali turned down the chance to join Barcelona and Manchester United in favour of a move to AC Milan, according to Brescia president Massimo Cellino.

Tonali has emerged as one of Italy's top prospects, with the midfielder often seeing himself compared to Azzurri legend Andrea Pirlo.

For his part, Pirlo did not play down the hype and instead said the 20-year-old is"much more complete" than he wasas a player.

After starring for Brescia in Serie A in 2019-20,Tonali was subject to interest from some of Europe's top clubs.

In addition to Barca and Man Utd,Cellino said that Inter were also keen on the Italy international. However, Tonali had his head turned when theRossoneri, a club he grew up supporting, came calling.

“I know that Inter CEO Beppe Marotta really wanted Tonali, and that Inter head coach Antonio Conte appreciated him, so I think his agent had agreed terms with Inter,” Cellino told Top Calcio 24.

“He was determined and convinced that he was going to Inter, but all this time dragged on and it was practically the start of the new season with still nothing happening.

“As soon as Milan showed real interest, he did not want to listen to any other options. I also have a historicallygood rapport with Milan and we reached an agreement with Milan technical director Paolo Maldini quite quickly.

“We also had interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, but the lad is in love with Milan and went crazy once he heard of their offer, because he supports them.”

Cellino said that he expects Tonali's move to AC Milan to be wrapped up in the coming days, with the midfielder joining on an initial loan for€10m (£9m/$12m) with an option to buy for €15m (£13m/$18m) and another €10m in potential add-ons.

Though Brescia will receive a major windfall from Tonali's exit,Cellino revealed they could have netted more had Tonali opted for a move to Barca or United.

“Those figures are correct, but we turned down €65m (£58m/$77m) from Barcelona in January and about a dozen days ago Manchester United had offered €10m more than Milan,” Cellino said.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Grealish Norburn Sheffield Utd Villa

Aston Villa vs Sheffield United Betti...

Aston Villa will be hoping to get their Premier League season off to a winnin...
Kevin De Bruyne Man City 2020

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester...

Manchester City play their first game of the Premier League season on Monday ...
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Leeds 2020-21

Chelsea vs Liverpool Betting Tips: La...

Chelsea’s new-look side will be hoping to lay down a marker when they welcome...
Wilson Carroll Newcastle 2020

Newcastle United vs Brighton Betting ...

Newcastle United will be looking to maintain their early-season momentum when...
Benzema Real Madrid Manchester CIty 2020

Real Sociedad vs Real Madrid Betting ...

Real Madrid begin their La Liga campaign on Sunday evening as they travel to ...

Transfer

GFX Arturo Vidal Inter Mailand

Vidal completes €1m transfer to Inter...

Arturo Vidal has completed a €1 million switch to Inter from Barcelona, makin...
Worst Premier League Team of the Season so far | Jordon Ibe

Ex-Liverpool winger Ibe signs for Der...

Former Liverpool winger Jordon Ibe has signed for Derby on a two-year contrac...
Harry Maguire Man Utd 2020-21

'Man Utd need someone with pace at Ma...

Manchester United need somebody with pace at Harry Maguire's side, according ...
Luis Suarez Goal 2

Suarez has Atletico Madrid agreement ...

Luis Suarez has a verbal agreement in place with Atletico Madrid but some mem...
Donny van de Beek Manchester United 2020

‘Man Utd needed five players and have...

Gary Neville has slammed the “negligence” of Manchester United in the current...
image-top-scroll
`

Today's notice