When you qualify a potential valuation as "unrealistic" and imply that they would be much lower, you are obviously presenting your own estimate valuation.
I'm not sure how real is Suso's 40M release clause but in any case, release clauses are also part of "the market", obviously, so that point is moot.
It's not clear at all that Milan wanted to get rid of Calhanoglu either. The manager clearly spoke against it for one thing. Unfortunately.
That offers are not coming is not a "fact." You have no idea whether offers come or not. And that you don't hear from offers does not mean that players cannot be sold for certain prices anyway. It may mean that Milan are not selling, period, that they are expecting much more, that the players refused to leave, that offers are handled privately... a million possibilities.
For one thing, which is actually a good reference, Milan itself paid sums north of 20+ million Euro for all those players: Kessié, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Biglia, Castillejo, Kalinic, Silva, Calhanoglu, etc. Some of them will be worth less now, and some the same or more. But it's not like thinking about getting close to 20M for some of them is "completely unrealistic".
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Last edited by van; April 8th, 2019 at 21:16.