Calafiori to Juve and Zirkzee to Milan: Manchester United restarts by overtaking two Serie A clubs

The Manchester United has officially informed the Bologna who will pay the 40 million euro release clause for Joshua Zirkzee and has reached an agreement with agent Kia Joorabchian on both the player’s salary and the 15 million euro commission deemed ‘appropriate’ in the purchase of the Dutch national team centre-forward, in order to make him available to coach Erik ten Hag. A brief side note: the confirmation of the coach on the Red Devils bench was a very long gestation, but the former Ajax coach’s position of strength is confirmed by both the arrival of Zirkzee and the imminent arrival of Matthijs de Ligt from Bayern Munich for the defence after Raphael Varane.

Calafiori to Arsenal
L’Arsenalmeanwhile, has always defined with Joey Saputo’s Emilian club, the arrival of Richard Calafiori at the court of Mikel Arteta. A huge deal worth 50 million euros in total for the Gunners who thus give the Spanish coach, a pupil of Pep Guardiola, a centre-back perfect for his idea of ​​football and the game. He is and will be the heavy reinforcement for the London club, with Calafiori thus preparing to undergo the usual medical tests and therefore sign the contract with Arsenal in the next few days.

Two Serie A big teams overtaken
Bologna thus loses two leaders of the historic conquest of the Champions League but two transfers that were already budgeted for by both the owners and the management. Zirkzee had a termination clause so the Emilian club was not in control of his destiny. And faced with such a proposal, retaining Calafiori would have been a contradiction for a football club like Bologna. Side note: the Premier League has proven to be more convincing for both the players and the Emilians. The issue of commissions made the difference in the race for Zirkzee with Milan thus surpassed by Manchester United. And the figure put on the table by Arsenal was impossible to match for the Juventus.