Adriano Boin Date: 13th November 2020 at 9:30am
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Former AC director Massimiliano Mirabelli believes the overpaid for Sandro Tonali, while they were shortsighted in selling Manuel Locatelli.

The landed Tonali from on an initial loan, however the option to buy and bonuses could see the deal cost as much as €35 million.

Mirabelli, who worked as director of sport for from April 2017 to 2018, believes that figure is too much for the midfielder given how quick they were to sell Locatelli to Sassuolo.

“He [Tonali] is a great player,” he told Radio Sportiva. “ did well in signing him but he needs time to show his worth even though they paid a lot for him. Costs have to be kept in check.

“When I was at he [Locatelli] wasn’t available for transfer even though he wanted playing time. I was open to loaning him out or having an option to buy him back on Milan’s terms.

“He’s one of the best midfielders in Italy, it’s a shame he was sold so quickly. He could have offered so much more.”

and will be out of contract at the end of the season, and Mirabelli was adamant the club must do all that it can to keep both players.

“Donnarumma and Calhanoglu are two key players for and they have shown that over the past few months,” he added.

“It’s odd to see them with so little time remaining on their contract. The more time that passes, the greater the risk of losing them is and that makes things complicated.”