Fiorentina ready to insert anti-AC Milan clause into forward’s contract
Fiorentina bosses are ready to put a clause into Serbian forward Adem Ljajic’s new contract stipulating that he will be free to leave the Tuscan club in a year’s time if someone meets his €12 million valuation, but only to an overseas team.
The move comes after persistent interest in the player from Milanese giants AC Milan, with the Viola refusing to sell to the Rossoneri after an offer which was deemed ‘unacceptable, certainly late and definitely inopportune.’
Whilst Milan are denying any wrongdoing, the Gigliati are determined not to sell their talented youngster to another Serie A club, and especially not to their Scudetto rivals who beat them to third place on the final day of last season.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the player’s entourage, consisting of father Samir Ljajic, agent Mladen Furtula and lawyer Ramadani have postponed meetings with the club in order to avoid a confrontation at such a delicate moment.
There are reportedly two options for the 21-year-old starlet; the first being a contract renewal, which will definitively end his chances of moving to Milan for the foreseeable future, or the second where the player would quickly have to find a foreign suitor capable of meeting the club’s €12 million asking price.
A third option is a tribunal, a possible outcome which nobody involved would want.
Serbian international Ljajic currently has 15 goals in 78 appearances for the Viola, who he joined from Partizan Belgrade in 2010.