Report: Gila agrees Milan move (1 Viewer)


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Jun 9, 2003
Report: Gila agrees Milan move
Saturday 26 February, 2005
Alberto Gilardino has long been associated with the San Siro giants, but the Italian Press today states the Parma striker has agreed terms.

There are reports that the Azzurri star has worked out a contract that will tie him to Milan until June 2010 with effect from the end of this season.

The breakthrough came when it emerged that the contract Gilardino signed until 2007 had a clause forcing Parma to vastly increase his wages if he was to stay on beyond June 2005. This is something the Gialloblu cannot afford and so a summer sale is guaranteed.

Gila was expected to leave the Stadio Tardini side in January, but the instability within the club – which is under administration and looking for new investors – saw any move postponed.

Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid have all confirmed their interest over the past few months, but Milan have emerged as the clear favourites to capture the hitman.

Italian newspapers are now suggesting that a meeting between agent Beghetto and Rossoneri transfer guru Ariedo Braida on Friday put the final details in place for a £15m move.

Vice-President Adriano Galliani admitted as much a few days ago when asked about Gilardino's chances of joining the club. "We'll wait and see what happens," he smiled.

Now more than ever Milan are concerned about the future of their strike force outside of European Player of the Year Andriy Shevchenko. Filippo Inzaghi is now over 30 and has barely set foot on the field for a year due to a succession of injuries, while Jon Dahl Tomasson is struggling for form and could be set for a Premiership or La Liga switch.

Hernan Crespo scored a crucial goal in the Champions’ League tie with Manchester United midweek, but he is still owned by Chelsea and the details of his permanent move are yet to be worked out.

Gilardino’s height and power ensure he can act as a partner to Shevchenko, holding up the ball for his teammate.

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Cuadrado is juan hell of a derby king!
Oct 27, 2004
soon time of Inzaghi to retire... and I see Tomasson going to EPL aswell. And remember that Milan will buy Torres. So they will have:


sick, wicked...


Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
They're not going to buy Torres any time soon if they get Gilardino.

Good move for Milan though. Gilachenko with that awesome midfield behind them should be great.


Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
If Milan can get their hands on a couple of young defenders for the future they'll be a major force in the Italian and European game for years to come. Dida, Nesta, Maldini and Shevchenko are some of the best in the world in their respective positions while Pirlo and Kaka are IMO not too far away from becoming world-class players.


"Top Economist"
Mar 16, 2004
This is something that pisses me off. We need an all-action goalscorer like Gilardino, and I would surely give up the injury-prone Trezeguet for Alberto. Another lost player..


Senior Member
Jun 3, 2003
I think Gila is overrated. Id rather hae Mutu or Cassano over Gila, even if they arent exactly the same mould of striker.

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