AC Milan signed Luka Jovic on transfer deadline day rather than keep Lorenzo Colombo because a promise had been made to former Rossoneri CEO Adriano Galliani at Monza, a report claims.
As has been reported by Pianeta Milan, Giorgio Furlani had promised Galliani that Colombo would be loaned to Monza once a new striker had arrived at Milan to be Olivier Giroud’s deputy.
That striker was expected to be Mehdi Taremi from FC Porto, but the deal fell away at the very last moment.
Furlani was left with two choices: He could either betray the promise to Galliani and keep Colombo as depth, or quickly move for Luka Jovic who was available for free.
If Milan had pulled the plug on Colombo to Monza, that would have also stopped Monza from letting Andrea Petagna go to Cagliari.
He opted to maintain relations with other Serie A clubs, but Jovic is yet to score and La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Milan have effectively paid €500,000 for each shot he has taken as a Milan player so far.
As for Taremi, he could now end up at Inter in January if they are willing to pay a small compensation fee to Porto.