Caldara, Pobega, Plizzari and more – How Milan’s loanees are getting on so far this season

By Oliver Fisher -

During the summer transfer window a number of players left AC Milan on loan to get more playing time elsewhere, with the view to a permanent deal for some.

MilanLive have provided a summary of how each player is getting on in their respective loan spells…

Alessandro Plizzari (Reggina): He is the starter of the newly promoted team in Serie B, has made 9 appearances and having conceded 15 goals. At the beginning of the season he had to skip a few games due to testing positive for Covid-19. It’s an important season for him, but the defensive department doesn’t help him much, as he has no clean sheets.

Mattia Caldara (Atalanta): He has made only one appearance this season, then he had another serious injury to his patellar tendon. His recovery is continuing and will return to play in 2021. We will see in June if Atalanta will decide to exercise their option to buy set at €15m.

Gabriele Bellodi (Alessandria): Only four appearances, and the 20-year-old defender certainly expected to play more consistently. Shortly before mid-December, he suffered a medial collateral strain of the right knee, meaning he will miss at least 40 days.

Diego Laxalt (Celtic): The Uruguayan winger made his mark as a starter in Scotland with 14 appearances and one goal. As it happened, Celtic met Milan in the Europa League. The dry loan could turn into a permanent transfer in January or at the end of the season as the Glasgow club are happy with his performance.

Tommaso Pobega (Spezia): He spent the full preseason with Mila, then went to Liguria to gain experience. He found space, amassing 9 appearances and scoring two goals. He scored against Juventus, even though his team lost 4-1. At the end of the season, he hopes to be able to return to Milanello to stay.

Frank Tsadjout (Cittadella): He should have stayed in Belgium with Charleroi, as in last season, but then there was a change of plans and he returned to Italy to play in Serie B with 10 appearances and 2 goals so far.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Plizzari Diego Laxalt Frank Tsadjout Gabriele Bellodi Mattia Caldara Tommaso Pobega