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Uwe Rösler: Lost In A Foreign Land

A story of the former East German international Uwe Rösler as he takes the reigns of Italy's fallen giants - A.C. Milan
Started on 22 May 2015 by Jack
Latest Reply on 9 August 2015 by Jack

Milan Duo Depart Milan Arena

As A.C. Milan begin repayment of the construction for their brand new Milan Arena, they begin selling for this summer.

Adil Rami and Diego López are the first victims of Uwe Rösler's axe, as the German manager plans to strengthen his team ahead of their new Champions League adventure in the upcoming season.

Last season saw 39 players in all squads depart the old San Siro stadium on A.C. Milan's side - with the largest fee received being Mattia De Sciglio's £37.5 million move to Chelsea in June 2016.

Last season's fire sale saw Milan win the Serie A after years upon years of domination over in Turin with Juventus winning the league five seasons in a row.

Adil Rami has agreed a move to French side AS Monaco.

Adil Rami has been at the club well before my arrival at the San Siro, and has always been an integral part of first-team affairs at the Rossoneri since his initial loan spell in 2013.

The 31-year-old spent most of his San Siro career playing at the back with Brazilian powerhouse Alex, but following his departure to Santos, Francesco Biffi was Rami's new partner - proving a winning formula for Rösler's title-winning side.

Rami signs for Ligue 1's AS Monaco for a fee of £8,500,000.

Diego López has been an inspired signing since Milan snapped him up from Real Madrid in the summer of 2014.

The Spaniard has been a constant first-choice keeper for every manager to land a job at the San Siro, but with the January arrival of Jerónimo Rulli, the 35-year-old saw his appearances limited for the Rossoneri.

López signs for Barclay's Premier League side West Ham United for a fee of £900,000.
Good fee for Rami personally! Staying with a young squad?
Jer: That's where the transfer window will come in handy :P Helps us considering our average gate attendance.

Maximus: Amazing to get feedback like this, cheers mate! :D

IWelshWizard: He added valuable experience to a youthful back line, so he'll be a big loss! But yeah, the heavy majority will be youthful. :)
a fairytale season , congratulations and look how many transfers , plus as many trophies.

Xabi Alonso Signs Up For Milan

After a three-year tenure at the Allianz Arena, Xabi Alonso has now accepted an offer to join Serie A holders A.C. Milan on a free transfer.

Following the departure of experienced players among the likes of Adil Rami and Diego López, the signing of the Spanish defensive-midfielder on a free transfer looks a very valuable addition to the Rossoneri ranks.

The 35-year-old has proven he is showing no sign of deterioration in footballing talent, making 30 Bundesliga appearances for FC Bayern last season under Manuel Pellegrini.

More players are expected to arrive at the new Milan Arena in the coming weeks, but for now Xabi Alonso joins on a one-year deal, worth £120,000 per week.
big wages, but his such a classy player. Some nice fees collected by the oldies!
bebero: It was a great season - thank you :)

Jer/Pauker: Always loved Alonso, hopefully he still has it at 35!
Alonso! What a signing, oh my god..

Latin Duo Near Milan Exit

A.C. Milan's standout performers of the 2016/17 season may be on their way out of the Milan Arena as speculation grows about Milan's Latin stars.

With the departures of Adil Rami and Diego López to Monaco and West Ham, A.C. Milan are still looking to sell as they try balance the books after the construction of the new Milan Arena.

With the upcoming Champions League campaign for Milan, it hardly seems like a clever idea that they are looking to sell the man who scored 47 goals in all competitions for the Rossoneri last season.

Arsenal, Chelsea, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have all enquired about Carlos Fierro to his club, and all have seemed to have received a response with an attached fee should a club bid for him.

Yassine Benzia could be in for an important season at the Milan Arena.

This means that Yassine Benzia will become the first-choice striker in Uwe Rösler's favoured 4-3-2-1 formation unless the Rossoneri choose another from the transfer market or even their youth squad, with the Italian side hosting some brilliant youngsters in their youth squads.

The other player heading out of the Milan door is the Brazilian defensive-midfielder Ramiro.

The 24-year-old was one of Rösler's first signings as A.C. Milan manager, with the midfielder signing a three-year deal with the Italian club from Gremio last season.

Ramiro signed for a fee of £6 million from the Brazilian First Division side, the place where former Milan star Ronaldinho grew up from, he starred in all competitions he played in last season, with his amazing defensive qualities combined with his fantastic technical ability making him a fan favourite at the San Siro.

But with interest coming from England, such as Manchester City and Chelsea, it is unlikely the Brazilian will remain in the country for much longer, with the Rossoneri valuing the player at £40 million.

Hi FM Scout,

Today I hit a landmark with this story, as I woke up to realise I had reached 10,000 views on this story.

This is of great significance personally, as 1). It is such a high audience - just imagine 10,000 people clicking on the link to my story. It's just an amazing thought. And 2). It shows that people enjoy what I write here, and that appreciation keeps me going.

So behalf of me, and Uwe, thank you for reading and I hope to deliver even better content in the near future.

Thank you, Jack.
Well deserved.

Rösler Signs Up Serie A Youngsters

A.C. Milan have today finalised four of their pre-contract deals, following Xabi Alonso's arrival earlier in the summer.

Two of the players have arrived from cross-town rivals Internazionale, with one from Juventus, and the final player - commanding a fee - from Atalanta.

The youngest arrival out of the four is the Atalanta goalkeeper Luigi Foti, joining the Rossoneri for a fee of £3 million.

The keeper made one appearance for Dea last season, conceding two goals against Pro Vercelli in Atalanta's 3-2 win over them.

Milan signed a second goalkeeper, though, as Juventus' Emil Audero arrived at the Milan Arena on a free transfer from Bianconeri.

The 20-year-old managed only one appearance at Juve, though, as he played last season in the Italian Cup 1st Round fixture against Hellas Verona - conceding 3 as Juventus won 5-3 in the tie.

The keeper signed a one-year deal at the Milan Arena, earning approximately £3,700 per week in Milan.

The next two players arrived from A.C. Milan's dearest rivals Internazionale as a duo of Isaac Donkor and Melkamu Taufer swapped the blue-and-black for the red-and-black stripes.

Both arrived on free transfers as their contracts at the Giuseppe Meazza ran out in late-June.

Donkor, 21, is a Ghanaian Under-21 international who plays right-back - as well as being comfortable in the centre-back and left-back positions. He was poached by Inter as they signed him for a tribunal fee from Biancoscudati Padova in 2010.

Taufer, however grew up in Internazionale's academy and in the past three seasons has spent his seasons on loan at Stromgodset, Lierse and Lecce. He has never appeared for Inter Milan's first-team.

Both players agreed £2,000 per week deals, as well as both agreeing three-year deals at the Milan Arena.

Milan Set For Brazilian Tour

A.C. Milan have today announced the news that they will be partaking in a three match preseason tour of Brazil.

The Rossoneri will visit Juventude's Estádio Alfredo Jaconi, Ponte Preta's Estádio Moisés Lucarelli and Salgueiro's Cornélio de Barros on the tour.

The fixtures against Juventude and Ponte Preta will also be broadcasted on Italian national sports television channels as well.

This news shortly follows after the Rossoneri announced preseason ventures against Reggina and Promozione Lombardia side BaSe 96 Seveso later on in preseason.

The visit to the South America may be an attempt to reignite the Brazilian fanbase that existed in Milan's heyday with the likes of Kaká, Cafu and Ronaldinho being the spine of their team.

With the introduction of Francismar Bern and Douglas Escobar into their new side, the Rossoneri may find the Brazilian's love for A.C. Milan again.

Kondogbia Leaves Milan

It is Milan star Geoffrey Kondogbia who has completed the biggest transfer of the summer so far, as he switches the Milan Arena for Anfield.

The French international has today followed the footsteps of Diego López and Adil Rami as he departs Uwe Rösler's Milan to join Liverpool today.

The 24-year-old combative midfielder joined Rösler's regime last season as he was placed on the transfer list at Paris Saint-Germain last summer. He arrived at the San Siro for a fee of £7,500,000 along with Granit Xhaka from the same club.

The youngster - dubbed the next Claude Makelele - was a key part in last seasons title win for Milan, making 34 league appearances. He scored three league goals and made seven assists in his time at Milan.

This form caught the eye of many big European sides, and Kondogbia became a wanted man. But it was in fact Liverpool who beat the likes of PSG, FC Porto and Atlético Madrid to the signing of the Frenchman.

The Reds snapped up the Nemours-born midfielder up for a grand fee of £28,000,000 today, signing a five-year commitment to the English side, earning around £125,000 per week at Anfield.

In other Milan-related transfer news, reports of a £10.5 million bid for Tenerife centre-back Jorge has been circulating. As for confirmed departures, new signing Luigi Foti has gone out on a season loan to Ternana, as does Ernesto Sgró who was loaned to Vitesse.

Milan youth graduate Kingsley Boateng has also been released ahead of the new season - failing to make a first-team appearance for Milan since graduating in 2007.

Ramiro Relocates To London

Another A.C. Milan star has stepped out of the door today, as Ramiro leaves just days after Geoffrey Kondogbia's move to Liverpool.

The Brazilian was spotted in Kensington yesterday, as he headed to discuss contract talks with Chelsea officials - just as Mattia De Sciglio had done last year.

Ramiro was a standout figure last season, unknown among Europe before his move to Italy last season.

He signed from Gremio as Uwe Rösler conducted a midfield revamp, bringing in the likes of Paris Saint-Germain duo Geoffrey Kondogbia and Granit Xhaka into Milan for the new season.

But today, Xhaka is the only player left to remain at the new Milan Arena as the Rossoneri attempt to paper over the cracks of the stadium cost with a £39 million sale of the midfielder to Chelsea.

Ramiro is Chelsea's second signing, after signing up Stade Rennais star Steven Moreira for a fee of £5 million a few days ago.

The new signing looks to bolster The Blues' claim for the Premier League title - which they missed out on last season by five points, behind the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.

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