AC Milan fully intend to have Ismael Bennacer as a central part of their future plans, according to a report, with his release clause no longer a worry.
Bennacer showed exactly what he is capable of during the game against Juventus as he controlled the tempo of the midfield perfectly, knowing when to speed up the build-up play, when to press on the accelerator during counter-attacks and also crucially when to slow the proceedings a bit with ball retention.
As Calciomercato.com writes, the real Milan relies on having control of rhythm throughout the game both as a collective but also in the individuals, with the double pivot of Bennacer and Franck Kessie absolutely crucial in dictating the pace.
Milan’s idea is that the former Empoli star will be central in their plans for years to come. The interest from the Premier League in recent months is not frightening, nor that of PSG who asked for information at the end of 2020. The €50m release clause in his deal is also less scary because in the current state of the market it is difficult for anyone to come up with such a figure figure.
Paolo Maldini knows this, but he will still speak with the player’s entourage to dispel any doubts and confirm the intention of a long-term future together, given his contract expires in 2024.