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AC Milan’s Summer Transfer Window: All The Players IN

A big window where 11 players arrived and really added quality depth for the first time in a decade.

AC Milan v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

GOALKEEPERS

Mike Maignan - Permanent - LOSC Lille - €13 million plus bonuses

What a signing from Maldini and Massara. Keeper of the Year in Ligue 1 last season and won the league with an underdog side. His reflexes are crazy and he is very comfortable with the ball at his feet. He is fitting in well and is arguably one of the most promising players from the window.

DEFENCE

Fikayo Tomori - Permanent (Redemption) - Chelsea FC - €29 million

After his top notch performances in the last six months of last season there was little doubt that he would be redeemed. He is the undisputed starter in the defence and has picked up where he left off last season. A very clever defender with a good amount of aggression, lots of pace and amazing awareness.

Fode Ballo-Toure - Permanent - AS Monaco - €5 million

We have lacked a willing and able back up at left back which has hurt us when Hernandez is struggling for form or when he is injured. Ballo-Toure looks very intriguing as he has a good cross, lots of pace down the wing and the dynamism to cut in and create some magic. A really good low cost signing to add some significant depth.

Alessandro Florenzi - 1 Year Loan with Option (and Obligation) - AS Roma - €1 million loan, €4 million option

An interesting addition who adds depth and choice at right back and right wing. He brings leadership and experience especially coming off winning the EURO 2020. He has UCL experience and can mentor Davide Calabria. A good gamble by the management which gives us more creative options off the bench.

MIDFIELD

Sandro Tonali - Permanent (Redemption) - Brescia - €10 million

There was some nervousness early in the window over his redemption as Milan allowed the option to lapse and to renegotiate the buy out figure. Tonali has shown why he is one of the best and one to watch for Itally in the opening games. This will be a pivotal season for him as he will have to cover for Bennacer and Kessie extensively given the AFCON commitments and injuries.

Brahim Diaz - 2 Year Loan with Option - Real Madrid - €3 million loan, €22 million option

A big move for the youngster especially getting the coveted no. 10 jersey. There will be a lot of expectation on his shoulders but he is showing his quality. The two year loan allows him time to develop and settle into the system and the buy out is reasonable. It is concerning that he has no natural cover on the squad but if he continues as he has begun, this move will be considered a coup in years to come.

Tiemoue Bakayoko - 2 Year Loan with Option - Chelsea FC - €1-2 million loan, €15 million option

The prodigal son returns after two failed windows and two odd loans at Monaco and Napoli in between his original spell at the club. It will be tough for him to compete for a starting spot but as depth, he is exceptional and elevates the overall quality of the midfield. An exceptional move that effectively gives us four starters for a two-man midfield.

Yacine Adli - Permanent - FC Girodins de Bordeaux - €8 million plus €2 million bonuses

An interesting move that shows the long term emphasis of this project and the foresight of the management. A good deal for a promising player but also the sense to allow him to continue his development elsewhere before trying to break in to Milan.

ATTACK

Olivier Giroud - Permanent - Chelsea FC - €1 million plus €1 million in bonuses

The marquee signing of the summer. A whole World Cup and Champions League winner as well as a Europa League winner. He has the winning mentality that we need and the legs to play a full season up front. He has hit the ground running and will be a huge asset rotating with or playing alongside Ibrahimovic. Hopefully, he breaks the no. 9 curse.

Pietro Pellegri - 1 Year Loan with Option (and Obligation) - AS Monaco - €1 million loan, €6 million option plus €1 million bonuses

This is a gamble but a clever one. A kid with lots of potential, enough experience to be counted on but struggles with injuries. Behind Ibrahimovic and Giroud, there is less pressure on him and less of a physical demand. He can learn and grow this season and slowly build up his playing time given his tender age. He knows the league and will be motivated to try break into the squad for the national team ahead of the World Cup next year.

Junior Messias - 1 Year Loan with Option - Crotone - €2.6 million loan, €5.4 million option

The wild card of the summer. Messias was obviously not the first, second nor third choice to be the right winger/attacking midfielder but the player is here nonetheless. He has grit and this is what Milan always need. He has an amazing story going from Serie D to A between the age of 26 and 29 ahead will now debut in the Champions League at 30. He had 9 goals in the league with Crotone last season and looks to be an upgrade over Castillejo already.

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How Would You Rate AC Milan’s Summer Signings?

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