Gianluca di Marzio via MilanNews.it is noting that AC Milan will look to deploy new signing Alexis Saelemaekers as a right back as opposed to a right winger for the future. We already discussed and drew this conclusion when we broke down what the Belgium U21 brought to Milan here. The new signing already made his debut against Hellas Verona last weekend and could look to compete with Calabria and Conti for playing time.
He was initially thought to be a direct replacement for Suso as the backup for Samu Castillejo but his versatility and defensive adeptness allows him to swap between the two positions.
AC Milan and Italian Football Links
- Reviewing AC Milan Women’s 2-1 Derby win against Inter Milan Women. [AC Milan Offside]
- 9 Things from Milan’s 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona at home. [AC Milan Offside]
- Tactical Review of Milan’s 1-1 with Verona. [AC Milan Offside]
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to training ahead of the derby. [AC Milan Offside]
- Lazio unable to crack Hellas Verona in 0-0 draw. [Football Italia]
World Football Links
- Tottenham Hotspur leave it late to beat Southampton 3-2 in the FA Cup. [The Guardian]
- Nigeria international Ighalo took a pay cut to join Manchester United leaving Shanghai. [Sky Sports]
- Bayern Munich squeeze past Hoffenheim 4-3 in the German Cup. [Super Sport]
- Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus set to miss Champions League tie with PSG. [Super Sport]
- Celtic win 4-0 against Motherwell for sixth straight victory. [BBC]