An interesting news emerged again from Italian media regarding the future of As Roma defender, Phelipe Mexes, after previously there have been serious rumors about Mexes’ future, the latest info stated that the Frenchmen will surely be wearing a new color next season.
The French international reportedly rejected the contract renewal with Roma and will move to Ac Milan in the summer in a supposedly free transfer deal since his contract is running out next summer.
This rumor has actually been going out since January as Milan reportedly was eying to get Mexes in the winter, but the player and Roma’s board reportedly preferred to leave in the summer as he could still help the team’s performance this season. Not only that, the fact that the capital club is still trying to negotiate the renewal with the Frenchman since the winter transfer window started, however it seems that that talks is over now since the Rossoneri reportedly already agreed terms with the 28-years-old defender.
Mexes himself has actually been a strong target for Milan since few seasons ago, but his loyalty in Roma and the Rossoneri’s good relationship with the capital club, kinda blocked the Rossoneri’s enthusiasm for the player. Now, after the Frenchman’s contract expiring, the fashion capital side felt that this is the right moment to get the player especially since last summer Ac Milan have already made a transfer deal of letting Marco Borriello went to Olympico in a loan with a buying option deal.
Should the deal eventually happen in the summer, Mexes is surely being plot as Alessandro Nesta’s replacement considering the Italian veteran defender is already considering to retire not long from now. Nesta’s contract is actually expiring in the summer but the latest reports suggested that the ex-Lazio player could be extending his contract for one more year with fashion capital club, but considering his age and injury issues, the Rossoneri felt the need to get a reliable partner for Thiago Silva,
Aside from the replacement for Nesta for few next year to come, Mexes addition to the team also one of the Rossoneri’s new policy in rejuvenating the team slowly as in the future they already prepared some young defenders such as Sokratis Papasthoupolous and Rodrigo Ely. The Frenchman reportedly will sign a 4 year deal and received wages around 4 million Euro a season, which could also include bonuses.
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