The transfer period of the summer of 2017 was supposed to be a turning point for Milan and a return to the paths of old glory. The Chinese owners at the time borrowed a huge amount of money, which they made available to the directorial tandem Mirabelli - Fasone, to create Milan, which will return to the Champions League and fight for trophies again.
The epilogue was awesome. Milan spent over 245,000,000 euros on new players and made a mistake. The only good signing was Frank Kessie, which cost 32,000,000 euros, and in the end, it turned out that the 23,300,000 euros invested in Hakan Chalhanoglu were worth it, even though the Rossoneri waited a long time for the Turk to start playing well.
All other signings from that transfer period were failures. Fabio Borini was paid 6,000,000 euros to Sunderland, he left for free. Ricardo Rodriguez came from Wolfsburg for 15,000,000 euros, and Milan eventually took 4,000,000 euros from him on the basis of loans and sales.
Mateo Musacchio came from Villarreal for 18,000,000 euros, and he will leave for free next summer. Lucas Biglia came from Lazio for 19,700,000 euros, and he left for free. Nikola Kalinic was paid 27,500,000 euros, he went to Atletico for 14,500,000.
Andre Silva was bought from Porto for 38,000,000 euros, and Milan eventually collected 6,800,000 euros from him. Leonardo Bonucci was paid 42,000.000 euros Juventus and returned to Turin for 35,000,000.
Conti goes to Parma
And today, Milan got rid of another miss from the summer of 2017.
Right-back Andrea Conti said goodbye to his teammates, unfollowed Milan on Instagram, and headed to Parma, where he is awaiting medical testing and signing a contract. Conti came to Milan for 24,000,000 euros, and he goes on a free loan, which turns into a must-buy of a contract for 7,000,000 euros if Parma chooses to survive.
So, the Rossoneri lost a lot on it as well. Maybe even everything if Parma got relegated. Conti was the most talented right back of Serie A at that time, almost all big Serie A clubs were looking for him, but he chose Milan.
It should have been a long-term solution on the right side ... He was unlucky in Milan. After only two games in a red-and-black jersey, he suffered a severe knee injury which he later recovered from and missed the entire season.
He fully recovered only after a year and a half, but the young Davide Calabria had already taken his place as a starter. He injured his knee again this summer, so he played only 18 minutes in the previous part of Serie A. It was clear that the surplus was in Milan next to Calabria and Dalot and the club gave him the green light to leave.
Fiorentina was mentioned but did not submit a specific offer. The only one willing to take risks with Conti was Parma. Maybe he will revive his career in Parma.