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LOAN WATCH: A Look At AC Milan's On Loan Players After The Mid Season

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Plizzari a Serie B starter, Laxalt a Serie A sub and Silva a Europa Leaguer!

Vitoria Guimaraes v Eintracht Frankfurt: Group F - UEFA Europa League Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

AC Milan has three first team players out on loan, two of them have options to leave permanently while one is on a dry loan. Here's a look at their performances:

Diego Laxalt - Torino

Laxalt was deemed as excessive to the requirements at Milan with Hernandez and Rodriguez ahead of him at the left back spot. He was loaned to Torino with an option to purchase but has failed to make much of an impact in Turin. Laxalt has featured in 14 games for the eighth placed side but has largely been used a late substitute. He has only contributed a single assist throughout the season and has generally struggled for playing time. Laxalt did put in an impressive shift in the Coppa Italia where he helped Torino overcome Genoa is a hard fought 0-0 before Torino went through on penalties. Laxalt has had the opportunity to play more offensively as a left wing back in a 3-5-2 thus helping him hide his defensive vulnerabilities.

Alessandro Plizzari - Livorno

After a promising display at the U21 Euros and the Primavera last season, Plizzari was loaned out to build up some game time and to further develop. The youngster joined Livorno in the Serie B but took a while to break into the starting spot. Livorno have had a terrible season and sit at the bottom of the table with only 12 points from the first 19 games. Plizzari has managed to make 7 appearances but has only kept a single clean sheet. More worryingly, he has not played in a single game where his side have won. He will need a turnaround this season as he has conceded just under 2 goals per game but seems to have grown in influence over the past few weeks.

Andre Silva - Eintracht Frankfurt

Silva pulled a similar display to his loan spell at Sevilla by starting explosively before fizzling out. Silva managed to score 3 goals and provide 1 assist in his first 5 game thereafter going quiet and losing his regular place in the team for league games. Silva has started 5 games in the league and come off the bench 5 times. He suffered a mild injury to his Achilles tendon that sidelined him for a few games but has featured more prominently for Frankfurt in the Europa League starting 5 out of the 6 group stage games but he did not manage to score as his side finished 2nd in the group to qualify. He also managed to play in one European qualifier against Luxembourg but still didn't find the back of the net.