With six goals and three assists, Theo Hernandez has certainly adapted to Italian football, quickly becoming a star for AC Milan. However, the Rossoneri lack an adequate backup to the Frenchman.
As Calciomercato.com reports, the reserve role for the future is a puzzle. Although Milan are calm, knowing that Hernandez can always do the job, they also really need an alternative for whenever he is suspended/injured.
Returning from Torino in January, Diego Laxalt was an emergency solution, having never convinced. He is thus expected to leave the club once again in the summer, but his salary of almost €2m per year is the main obstacle.
The situation isn’t the same for Ricardo Rodriguez, who has settled in very well at PSV Eindhoven. He has started every game since his arrival and both parties would like to continue together.
Should he return to the Rossoneri, however, then a familiar problem would arise: he needs consistent playing time ahead of the Euros next year. Therefore, Milan will have to look for a vice-Hernandez on the market.