Joachim Andersen has been rumoured to a move to AC Milan Milan as Marco Giampaolo’s allegedly set to become the Rossoneri’s new manager. On Monday Andersen spoke to Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet while being back home about a potential Milan move.
Marco Giampaolo’s system requires two ball-playing centrehalfs, which you can read more about in our tactical insight on Giampaolo here.
Joachim Andersen was one of the two who occupied those roles last season for Giampaolo’s Sampdoria, and in the last few days, he’s been rumoured to join Giampaolo at Milan. While being home in Denmark for his gradutation, he spoke to the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet about a possible Milan move:
You’ve been selected to the national team simultaneously as you’re about to take your graduation and back home in Italy your manager is on his way to AC Milan. How do you find yourself doing in the middle of this storm?
“The last couple of days I’ve only focused on my graduation, 24 hours of the day. I haven’t read the various media.”
What do you think about Giampaolo being on his way to Milan?
“I haven’t read much in the media about Giampaolo leaving, but I’m happy for him. I’m also a little disappointed as he’s leaving. He’s been a really good manager for me.”
Do you dream of following him?
“I can’t respond to that and I don’t know my future, but Milan is a great club”.
Andersen has also been rumoured to be a target for Arsenal, who’ve reportedly already had a bid rejected for him by Sampdoria owner Massimo Ferrero.