AC Milan have been strongly linked with right backs over the course of the season as Andrea Conti and David’s Calabria have failed to cement their places. The pair have not been convincing and despite some good performances they both have been inconsistent and error prone. The pair have been targeted by the opposition more often than not resulting in the duo conceding penalties and leading to goals.
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As a result, Milan’s management have been hard at work sitting through replacements and three names have stood out thus far:
Paolo Ghiglione - Genoa
According to Calcio Mercato, the Genoa wing back will be monitored in coming weeks by Milan as he returns from injury. The right back has 1 goal and 5 assists in 22 games this season. Before the winter market, he was one of the best performing right backs in the world but came down with injury. He may return for the game against Milan this weekend.
Sergino Dest - Ajax
Calcio Mercato also noted that Milan are amongst a long line of clubs watching the 19 year old who has really stepped up in the Eredivisie this season. The youngster has 2 goals and 6 assists in 32 games and is being watched by Bayern Munich who had a bid turned away. This will be the second United States international pursued by Milan in recent months - this could point to a desire to broaden their fan base and following in the country. The Rossoneri undertook a similar operation with Japan's Keisuke Honda in 2014.
Jens Larsen - Udinese
Calcio Mercato last week reported that Milan were scouting three players at Bologna vs Udinese. One of which was Jens Larsen, the exciting right back who smashed in a banger when Milan faced Udinese. The right back has 1 goal and 2 assists in 21 appearances this season. He is an unlikely option given he is 29 but could be brought in as a cheap back up given his resurgence this season and his versatility - as he can play every defensive role.
What remains clear is that Milan will invest in a RB in the summer as they look for a Hernandezesque deal to strengthen the defence.