AC Milan will reportedly complete the sale of midfielder Jose Sosa on Friday, with the 32-year-old completing a move to Trabzonspor.
With the Turkish transfer window still open for business, speculation has continued to link the Argentine midfielder with an exit as he doesn’t appear to feature in Vincenzo Montella’s plans moving forward having failed to make an appearance so far this season.
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In turn, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sosa has reached an agreement on a three-year contract worth €5m a season and flew out to Istanbul on Friday morning to undergo his medical and sign his new deal.
It’s added that Milan will receive €7m for the sale, and that has to be considered good business as they look to recoup what they spent on him and have generated around €60m+ in sales this summer to go with their heavy spending.
Sosa’s exit is undoubtedly best for both parties, and his departure does now open up the door for the likes of Manuel Locatelli, Jose Mauri and Niccolo Zanellato to make a bigger impression with many games to be played this season as Lucas Biglia will likely remain first choice alongside the likes of Franck Kessie and Hakan Calhanoglu.
Meanwhile, it seems as though it will be a matter of time before Suso’s contract renewal is officially announced, as MilanNews.it report, via Tuttosport, that the Spaniard is inching ever closer to putting pen to paper on a new deal.
The 23-year-old has established himself as a key figure under Montella, and continues to impress as he develops and matures. With two goals and four assists in just five appearances so far this season, it’s another example of his growing stature and importance in the team.
As per the report, after a meeting between his agent and the club this past week, Suso will sign a four-year extension, possibly five, and he’ll see his wages increase to €3m-a-year.
In turn, that would make him the fifth highest-paid player at Milan, behind Leonardo Bonucci, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Lucas Biglia and Nikola Kalinic.