Milan, Saelemaekers will not be bought out by Bologna but is destined to leave: the situation


By midnight on Friday 14 June, professional clubs will be able to exercise their redemption rights on players obtained on loan but for the moment there seems to be no margin for a confirmation in the rossoblù of Alexis Saelemaekers.

Bologna will not buy him out, but the player will not stay at Milan, as Pulisic and Chukwueze are also in that role. The ransom was set at 12 million in the agreement with the Bolognese: Milan believes they can collect it without too many problems from some other club, even foreign ones, after the Belgian’s excellent second part of the season in Emilia.

During the 2023/24 season, Saelemaekers made 30 appearances, scoring 4 goals and providing 3 assists. In the Italian Cup, he participated in 2 matches. Before moving to Bologna, Saelemaekers played for Milan. In the 2022/23 season with the Rossoneri, he played 30 Serie A matches, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists. Furthermore, he took part in 1 Italian Cup match and 8 Champions League matches, scoring 2 goals. In the 2021/22 season, again with Milan, he made 36 appearances in Serie A with 1 goal and 3 assists, as well as playing 4 Italian Cup matches and 6 Champions League matches without scoring.

Overall, Saelemaekers’ Serie A career with Milan saw 36 matches in the 2021/22 season and 30 matches in the 2022/23 season, showing some consistency in performances both domestically and internationally, prior to his move to Bologna for the 2023/24 season