CM: Milan likely to sign an Italian player in the summer to meet regulations – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will conduct their summer market looking to build to strongest group for Stefano Pioli with the budget available, but they must also keep an eye on squad list regulations. report how the Rossoneri management are conscious of the fact that in Serie A and the Champions League teams must have a certain amount of academy graduates and homegrown (have come through another Italian academy) players in the squad – namely four of each.

Matteo Gabbia, Davide Calabria and Daniel Maldini will be there to represent the Rossoneri youth sector, and they will be joined by the returning Tommaso Pobega and Alessandro Plizzari but not Lorenzo Colombo (who will leave again on loan).

Sandro Tonali and Alessandro Florenzi (whose permanent stay is increasingly probable) are two homegrown players so the total count reaches seven. The last slot left free by Franck Kessie – who is leaving for Barcelona – plus the departures of Alessio Romagnoli and Antonio Mirante ​​must be filled in order not to have a squad reduced to 24.

Mattia Caldara is out of the project and it is therefore possible that the last player may come from the market, with several useful names like Domenico Berardi, Andrea Belotti and Nicolo Zaniolo linked.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Florenzi Alessandro Plizzari Alessio Romagnoli Andrea Belotti Antonio Mirante Davide Calabria Domenico Berardi Franck Kessie Lorenzo Colombo Matteo Gabbia Mattia Caldara Nicolo Zaniolo Tommaso Pobega


  1. Seems kinda pointless throwing +40M on Zaniolo, even though player is not worth more than 25M only to fill an empty slot. Berardi would be cheaper and less of a gamble imo, even though he has zero UEFA cups experience and Belotti would be free.

    Let’s be clear I wouldn’t sign any of them but if we have to sign a bench warmer, let’s at least try to save money and buy someone actually worth buying.

    1. Agreed or Udogie who is also Italian and like Cambiasso would resolve our back-up LB problem. I tend to agree with @Shiva. Just because we “need” and Italian doesn’t mean we should overspend to get one. There are a lot of veteran Italian players similar to Florenzi that I am sure we could sign. Hell even re-sign Mirante as the 3rd choice keeper to fill the quota is fine and like stated above Cambiasso or Udogie for LB – but we should not spend 60M on Zaniolo just to satisfy a quota. Belotti on a free (who I am also against signing) as our 3rd striker is better option then spending 60M for Zaniolo – who is not worth it at that price. 25M – ok. 60M?? That is a huge gamble. Pass IMO

  2. I agree with the 4 main posts above but i would nevertheless add that berradi might not have played cl games but he has played 4 europa league matches and scored 5 goals so he has actually done more than well in the few european matches he has played.

    1. Missed the last two lines of shivas post and that i doesnt completely agree with but i get the sentiment 😀

  3. We need a good right winger most of all and bellotti for free.and a younger striker learning from the expericened strikers aswell.a hard tackling midfielder aswell

  4. Daniel Maldini will still be U-21 next season, he does not need to be in the list.

    There are only 17 spot for non-homegrown players over 21 years old, all currently occupied (not even counting Ibra and Messias). Milan can free them up by releasing Bakayoko and Castillejo.

    If Milan want more, I think Adli can be loaned out, Tatarusani can be replaced with Mirante as Plizzari return, Ballo-Toure can be replaced with new Italian LB probably Cambiasso.

  5. It is easy . Just use 2 GK Italian as second and 3th choice GK. Sign Florenzi and Cambiasso , both are Italian . You don’t need to wasted fund for zaniolo or average player from sassoulo that cost expensive. Still not enough Italian after sign Flo&Cambiasso? Can sign Mattia viti or belotti free transfer. Simple

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