Milan insists and offers 15 M€ for Mehdi; Anderlecht wants to take Gonçalo on loan
Mehdi Taremi and Gonçalo Borges are still stirring the transfer market, counting down to the closing of registrations in most European leagues. Milan still haven’t given up on the Iranian striker and Anderlecht formalized their interest in the Portuguese winger, in two processes with different characteristics.
With regard to Taremi, the Rossoneri have been dating for a long time and, according to information collected by O JOGO, there were new contacts at the beginning of last week. Authorized, in light of the new Serie A regulations, to register the Iranian international, Milan made it known that it is willing to pay 15 million euros, to which three million would be added depending on the achievement of the objectives. The value is still well below the bar set by the dragons, which in recent times refer to values close to 30 M€, but it is a long game of patience that still has a few days to develop – both in Portugal and in Italy, the market closes on the 1st of September.
The recent sale of Otávio to Al Nassr for 60 million euros gives the dragons greater room for maneuver at the negotiating table, but there is still another factor to take into account: SAD has only 85% of Taremi’s stake, so a sale of 15 M€ would result in a proceeds of 12.7 M€, approximately. Little for what is projected by the club for the evaluation of a player who has been decisive since he arrived, despite already being within the last season of the contract.
Now, Gonçalo Borges. JOGO knows that Anderlecht, the historic Belgian football club, has made a concrete proposal for the 22-year-old winger: a season-long loan with an option to buy. Possible values of this clause, which the Brussels club does not intend to be mandatory, or even a loan fee, now depend on FC Porto’s response. And, at this point, it is unlikely that Anderlecht’s proposal will convince the blue and whites. Borges has been progressively asserting himself in the main squad and was absolutely decisive last weekend against Farense, assisting Marcano in exemplary fashion for the winning goal (2-1).
With the ability to play both left and right in attack, Gonçalo ended last season with 20 games at the highest level, in addition to 17 at the service of the B team. Sérgio Conceição had already given him his debut in 2021/22 and plans are now different for Gonçalo Borges. Barring any occasional or unforeseen situation, he will not continue in that hybrid regime, but full-time in the main team, where there is more space after Otávio left and while a new man arrives on the wings.