EXCLUSIVE: Milan Keen To Bring Juventus’ Striker Alessandro Matri Back


Former youngster looks set for a transfer back to the club where it all started…

According to Goal Italy, Alessandro Matri could be on his way out of Juventus in the summer transfer window, with Milan showing an interest in signing the attacker.

The Rossoneri are keen to add another target man to their squad ahead of the 2012-13 campaign after letting Maxi Lopez return to Catania, and head coach Massimiliano Allegri sees the 27-year-old Matri as a good addition to his attacking options.

Allegri previously worked with Matri at Cagliari from 2008 and 2010, and would relish the prospect of taking the striker under his wing again.

Matri is a product of the Milan youth academy, but never managed to secure regular first-team action with the San Siro club. He eventually ended up at Cagliari after a number of loan spells, before joining Juve in January 2011.

The forward has since developed into an important first-team member with the Bianconeri, but they are believed to be ready to cash in on the player this summer as they look to bring in Napoli’s Edinson Cavani.

However, the Turin club’s asking price of €16 million could prove to be a problem for Milan, who lack the financial resources to make any big-money signings.

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4 responses to “EXCLUSIVE: Milan Keen To Bring Juventus’ Striker Alessandro Matri Back

  1. A couple of weeks ago we had an option to buy Maxi Lopez for about € 8 million. With all due respect for Matri – a “product” of our vivaio – why to pay the double for a very very similar player?

    With five forwards we do not need another one. Only if we send Ibrahomović to M. City… But in this case we can get Džeko.
    🙂

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    • I think El Shaa should be sent on a loan in Torino or perhaps Pescara (exchange for Veratti?). I hate to admit, but if needed, I’d sell Robinho. That way, we’d keep Maxi. I’m so disappointed in Galiani and Berlo. This is a repeat of Goucuff’s situation (except that he actually had a long-time contract, unlike Maxi).
      To be honest, I’d like to see Matri wearing Milan shirt again, but after this Juve episode, I’m not quite sure….

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  2. El 92 will stay next season. That’s for sure! I’d extremely surprised if something different happens.

    Disappointed??!! Martina, we’re in May! Calciomercato is going to be official only in a month. Be patient… Maxi probably won’t stay at Catania and we can get him – or someone even better – if we sell Robinho or Pato.

    Regarding Gourcuff: he had only one season of success – 09/10, under Blanc. I honestly think Mr. Aulas regret every single day those € 25 million he sent to Bordeaux for Gourcuff.

    I do not think he is that good. The fact that even his master (Lorent Blanc) did not call him to UEFA Euro speaks loud about his talent.

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  3. Nah.. you misunderstood me. I meant “disappointed” regarding how things are going on so far. Maybe he hasn’t reached Ibra’s level yet, but he’s a great player in my opinion. He took those opportunities well, scored 2 goals and that isn’t enough?? Well, if Allegri had thought twice about letting Maxi play 5 minutes before the end, this surely would have not been the situation.
    Regarding Gourcuff – ups & downs.. hot and cold.. I saw him grow as a player in Bordeaux. The first season, he wasn’t even able to pass the ball from the corner box. Next season, he turned into a “devil”. His move to Lyon is something that should have never happen… that is in my opinion the blow of his career.
    Very, very similar to Kaka. Even both of them haven’t been recently called-up to the national teams…

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