Athletic: Adli move may be proactive as good season for Bennacer ‘could turn out to be his last’ at Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan could well have picked up Yacine Adli from Bordeaux as a potential replacement for Ismael Bennacer, according to a report.

A feature from The Athletic has taken a look at Milan’s summer business and – in addition to praising the bargain acquisition of Fikayo Tomori from Chelsea – they took a look at the management’s decision to sign Adli and leave him on loan at Bordeaux for the rest of the season.

Bearing in mind that he will not feature for Milan until the 2022-23 season, the report infers that there could be some proactive intentions at play from Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara. The former PSG youth product is ‘an adept dribbler and passer between the lines’ which is very much like Ismael Bennacer offers now.

The Athletic add that the young Algerian is ‘starting to turn a lot of scouting heads’ at Europe’s top clubs, and another good season for him in the midfielder ‘could turn out to be his last’, especially given he has a €50m release clause.

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Tags AC Milan Ismaël Bennacer Yacine Adli


    1. 50mm for a player who misses like 10 games per season through injury? Yes please. Adli seems like a fine replacement. Plus now there will be 35mm to get a proper RW since we still need that.

  1. I’m tired of this team already!! What are we now?? A supermarket?? Kessie, Theo, Bennacer, next is Leao and Tonali. Fuck this owners!

  2. This is exactly what Ivan Gazidis turned Arsenal to, selling out their improved players without considering the future. I hope he is not here to spoil Milan’s reputation.

  3. I highly doubt what this article has inferred regardless of the fact that Bennaccer does have a release clause. Watching Adli’s movement both on and off the ball I’d be more inclined to think that he’s a direct tactical replacement for Hakan. It is quite clear however that the coach and management have opted for a different tactical approach this season as it relates to the AMC position as is evidenced by Diaz being given the starting role.

  4. It’s just an article, we have not received big offer this season. Maybe next season we will have good offer, we already have replacements tonali, pobega, piolis krunic, bkayoko on loan. We can invest on striker or right winger if we can sale Bennacer. But I hope he stays in Milan for long time and Milan should give good hike in salary. Milan lost many matches when he is injured and only 1lost in the 30matches he played last season.

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