Offer made: Barcelona receive €13m loan-to-buy bid for outcast that includes mandatory permanent option

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According to Sempre Milan via Pianeta Milan (a contributor to La Gazzetta dello Sport), AC Milan have tabled a loan-to-buy offer to Barcelona for midfielder Riqui Puig.

Pianeta Milan report that the Rossoneri, who sit top of the Serie A table after 12 games, are in need of reinforcing their midfield ranks come January, with the 21-year-old emerging as their latest option.

It’s claimed that Milan have already tabled a loan-to-buy offer for Puig, which includes a mandatory requirement to make the deal permanent for €13m, which could appeal to the cash-strapped side.

Pianeta Milan add that it would be an 18-month loan spell, with Barcelona retaining a buy-back option on the promising Spaniard.

With Ismael Bennacer injured and Rade Krunic struggling to perform, Pianeta Milan reiterate that midfield is seen as a key area to improve in come the opening of the winter transfer window.

Puig and Koeman
Riqui Puig and Ronald Koeman don’t appear to see eye-to-eye…

Legend Paulo Maldini, who acts as the side’s technical director, could find his efforts to recruit Puig massively boosted by the fact that the ace is at odds with Ronald Koeman.

Koeman reportedly branded the young midfielder as a ‘leaker’ in front of the entire dressing room ahead of the pre-season tie in honour of Joan Gamper.

Puig’s action – or lack thereof – on the pitch this season seems to signal that there may well be an issue, with the midfielder only making four substitute appearances this term for a grand total of 77 minutes.

The report adds that Milan could capitalise on their brilliant relationship with the Blaugrana to secure this deal, with Puig also said to be attracting the interest of many Spanish and European clubs.

For a side that are in pretty serious financial trouble, €13m for a player who has certainly shown promise – but hasn’t played at the senior level all that much – seems like a very fair fee.

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11 Comments

  1. why do you bring foolish coach at our club can someone who have five sense+one sale/loaned a player like puig let him leave barca not the young star our next Iniesta please don’t destroy Barcelona just leave it you have failed to manage it go and leave Ruiq alone

    1. it’s a proven fact barca club has no respect for the fans, they sell good players buy bad players hire random coaches and make terrible decisions .

  2. why do you bring foolish coach at our club can someone who have five sense+one sale/loaned a player like puig let him leave barca not the young star our next Iniesta please don’t destroy Barcelona just leave it you have failed to manage it go and leave Ruiq aloneu

  3. I urge piug to endure and stay. Because this good for nothing Koeman will leave our beloved club this January or at the end of this season. No good coach will leave you out of this Barca team Except for this big for nothing Koem an. We love you and we hope to see you stay bro.

  4. watching all these different saga unfold about the club and the decisions that are been made recently shows how misrepresentation and poor management can destroy years of hard work. As fans supporting this great club its such a shame to see how they have betrayed their loyal fans by making terrible decisions . A club in crisis just decided to hire a coach base on fame and popularity but never really look at his bad credential or his ability to perform his tasks. koeman seem like he would rather destroy a franchise to prove a point smh.

  5. Koeman is a destroyer(Just as Josep Maria Bartomeu). Bartomeu let go of Arthur and Koeman wants to let go of Puig. I think they just want to destroy Barca beyond repair such that it will be deficult to rebuild the team after the election.

  6. Ronald koeman is the worst coach ever he doesn’t deserve to be a coach his formation is not working he has never been successful as a coach I hope he will leave

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