Our best midfielder who can just do about anything is Montolivo. Right behind him is Nigel De Jong,then Sulley Muntari. The key elements I look in a midfielder is can he maneuver out of trouble, can he be creative, and can he find space to be open? Maybe this is Allegri fault, apart from Montolivo, every other midfielder neglects to find a way to be option for the back four when they are pressed. Midfielder are practically a via link between the back four and the front three. Most of the midfielder struggle to dictate the flow of the game the same way players like Mark Van Bommel, Pirlo, Iniesta, Xavi, and Yaya Toure.
Nocerino rising stock last season was due to the assists from the departures of Ibrahimovic and Cassano.Nocerino lacks lateral quickness, creativity, and inability to maneuver out of trouble. If he doesn't leave this summer, he would definitely stay on the bench. Traore has been unknown this season. He has been subbed in for several matches always in the last 12 minutes. Traore hasn't convinced Allegri he is good enough to start a game. I don't know what Boateng is.One minute he is playing a FW, the next he is playing a mezz'ala. One minute he puts in a string of stellar performances, the next he is mediocre. Flamini has improve this season, but struggles to make an impact againtst big teams. Evidence was there in the 2nd leg of the Barcelona match. Flamini is a player who lacks ability to find a way out of trouble when pressed. Also, the creativity in Flamini doesn't offer the front three that much. The knocks I have on Muntari is that he passes are not polish. Sometimes his passes looks lackadaisical and doesn't successfully reach his teammates. The other knock is he sometimes doesn't realize opponents are closer than he thinks. He would look casual and slowly react to opponents closing on him when he is on or receiving the ball. As for Montolivo and De Jong, I have nothing to say except keep improving. The summer is coming up and for Milan to succeed in Champions League as well as in Serie A, the quality in the midfield has to improve.
Juraj Kucka has agreed to arrive at AC Milan in the summer, Bryan Cristante will join first team, and Jorginho's team has a verbal agreement with Milan.I haven't seen Kucka play, so I can't judge his quality.Kucka is defined as defensive midfield, so he will most likely replace Ambrosini in backing up De Jong. I believe Cristante has the skills and quality to be creative midfielder,someone who will be on par with Montolivo in the future.What I have heard of Jorginho if he comes, he definitely has talent.
That means when June hits, the midfield will consist of of Montolivo,De Jong, Flamini, Ambrosini, Nocerino, Traore, Cristante, Kucka, Muntari, Boateng??, and possibly Jorginho. After June, Flamini and Ambrosini are the midfielders out of contract and most likely won't come back. Nocerino and Traore are favors to be sold. The squad in midfield for next season will most likely be Montolivo, De Jong, Cristante, Kucka, Muntari, Boateng, and Jorginho. Do the ForzaMilan fans believe the midfield will have quality next season or will it consist of mediocre midfield that gets torched in the second leg against Barcelona?