CM: Milan plotting two moves to fill current gaps in Pioli’s squad

By Oliver Fisher -

The AC Milan management and Stefano Pioli knew that it would be impossible to complete the squad over the summer, so there are already future operations planned to address key positions. report that Pioli and the management are working with an ambitious owner who has structured the club to have many solutions and think big. After a second-placed finish in 2020-21, a Scudetto in 2021-22 and a Champions League semi-final last year, Pioli earned trust and a renewal.

Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara left at the end of last season but the new management – with Giorgio Furlani in the new role of CEO assisted by Geoffrey Moncada and Antonio D’Ottavio – accepted the requests of Pioli to improve the squad depth with players that match up to his style.

However, all parties had the belief that a single transfer window could not be sufficient to fill all the boxes and satisfy all the needs, such as signing a valid alternative to Theo Hernandez and a striker to alternate with Olivier Giroud.

Juan Miranda of Real Betis is the target for the deputy left-back role and he could arrive in January even if there is the chance to get him on a free next June. Lille’s Jonathan David is considered the present and the future for the striker role, meanwhile.

He will have a high asking price, but Milan is ready to play two aces. Firstly there is the excellent relations with the French club, also strengthened by the management of the Rafael Leao case and his compensation to Sporting CP, with the Rossoneri paying out of their own pocket and obtaining the cancellation of the resale clause.

Then there is state of health of the club accounts, certified by the approval of the latest financial statements. Of course, with the income deriving from a possible qualification for the Champions League round of 16, Moncada and Furlani would have greater room for manoeuvre to give a further boost to the Scudetto aims.

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  1. Imagine all those long balls from Mike and them crosses from wings, who go over Giroud, for our main man David. 😀
    What can go wrong

  2. JD is overated & over price, 2/10 goals in lig1, good only in a season (last season) with many pk goals, no other clubs interested only us which actually owned by same man.
    Pavidis, Gimenez, Guraissy far better with same price range or maybe cheaper

  3. I just don’t understand why we couldn’t have made the same loan to buy deal for Scamacca that Atalanta did. He’s doing so well there. Young, Italian and already experienced in Serie A. Same for Lukaku at Roma. Inter history aside, he’s big, strong, proven and scores. Now our main target is this David who I bet will find Serie A defenses (and Pioli’s tactics) difficult to play.

    1. Additionally, I also don’t understand why we didn’t pick up Nd!cka on a free transfer. Young yet experienced left footed CB who would have made our CB department so much stronger than the Pellegrino signing. That said, if I remember correctly the dust was still settling from the Maldini/Massara sacking and perhaps we were distracted.

  4. I think management need to seriously consider offloading Leao this summer. MBappe will move on and PSG will come after Leao. Milan would be right to cash in and reinvest to elevate the quality across the board.

    1. Agreed. Love him, but he either looks so good he’s on fire, or like a last minute ringer from the amateur leagues who can’t even control the ball. We’d be better off selling him and getting someone who’s more consistent and committed, even if their ceiling isn’t as high.

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