AC Milan have a number of fringe players this summer. Outside of the first 11, bench and reserves, who is available and what can they offer to the club in terms of market value or game time next season.
First the most interesting players;
Returning from loan
Currently playing in the Serie B for Pordenone, the CM has featured 33 times scoring 6 times and assisting 4 in all competitions. With his current loan deal ending on August 30th, the Milan management will have an option with the young Italian.
According to the Transfer Market, he has a current value of 2 Million Euro, which means either he can be loaned again bringing in an upfront fee, join the team, or be sold to any suitors.
At 21 years old, there is a long career ahead for the player, but it is likely too soon for him to join the Milan squad. However, over the past few weeks, there has been more and more information released about his talent.
Loan for an upfront fee and continue to let grow
Usually occupying deeper positions, the young Primavera midfielder has already made one first-team appearance for the team against Cagliari when the team won 3–0 in early August 2020. With a contract until 2024 it will be another young backup available to the squad.
Just like Pobega, ideally, the club would be able to grow him further either by introducing him into sealed wins or loan him out to the Serie B or lower-performing Serie A teams. With futures very unknown for Krunic, Biglia, and other back up midfielders, Milan will need to manage the squad and ensure rotation and quality do not suffer. Filling one of the emptying spots with a youth product with a huge upside would be great to see. Also providing future markets more leverage with potential 100% transfer gains. Due to selling youth team players.
Deals to aim for and FFP
Shroud deals such as Tiago Djalo are where I would like to see management put more focus. With clubs selling top talent for 1000 percent capital gains in the period of 1 or 2 years, there is a lot of potential to fund markets by bringing in and selling talent, that would do very well for mid to lower table sides.
In Djalo’s case, after purchasing for 500K from Sporting Lisbon in January 2019, the club was able to sell half a year later for 5 million to the French side Lille. Market deals such as this would easily fund huge deals for the main squad, and potentially solve funding issues if current management is reluctant to spend.
Signed for the upcoming season, for a sum reported to be 480,000 Euro, the young right-back is exactly the type of deal I hope to see more of going forward into the upcoming transfer market. The main squad has many immediate needs, but I feel that if we are to take advantage of the market, then we need to be attacking on all fronts.
As the current season and transfer market opens, what do you hope to see the club do? Let us know in the comments below!