A rather interesting axis is developing between AC Milan and Salernitana in view of the summer transfer window, a report claims.
According to a report from Calciomercato.com, the excellent relations between the two sporting directors Ricky Massara and Morgan De Sanctis means that Milan and Salernitana have been talking for several weeks about ideas for the upcoming mercato.
Salernitana, as already reported in recent weeks, are very interested in two young Milan players: playmaker Yacine Adli and striker Lorenzo Colombo, the latter of whom is currently on loan at Lecce.
In order to try and get a preferential lane, De Sanctic brought forward the name of Pasquale Mazzocchi. The 27-year-old can play both on the right and on the left side of the defence, and this flexibility is appreciated by the Rossoneri who are looking for a deputy to Theo Hernandez.
The full-back would be an interesting solution not only from a characteristic standpoint but also because he came through an Italian academy and is therefore useful for the UEFA squad list. There will be more talks in the coming weeks.
I just would like to know WHY Adli has received absolutely ZERO chance to prove himself???????????
I would just like to know why people keep clamoring for Adli. He’s gotten some minutes. No more or less than Ballo-Toure, and I bet you think Ballo-Toure is not good enough. Point is he hasn’t shown much when he’s gotten a chance. Also, we can’t see what’s going on in training. It could be that Adli just doesn’t fit into the scheme anywhere. He’s not a defensive midfielder, he’s not a typical no. 10 (where we have Diaz and 35m CDK, btw). He’s probably a classic mezzala and we don’t play with a straight 3 in midfield. So he doesn’t fit.
P.S. Nevermind the fact that we seem to have found balance playing all three of our defensive midfielders in the middle with Diaz out wide, so even less need to be experimenting with Adli with 7 games remaining and the CL on the line.
This would be bad business so I reckon we’ll do it for sure.
Bozzolan and Casali are both absolutely ready for understudy roles – they are the two most ‘ready’ kids we have in my opinion.
Colombo isn’t good enough and I have no issue with Adli leaving on loan, but this is an unnecessary swap.
A young player playing good at primavera doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ready for Milan. The gap is too big from primavera to main team. Hence why Milan want to build their own NextGen team.
Arguably the best team in the world right now have managed to find game time for Cole Palmer and Rico Lewis this season without the need for loans NextGen. They fed Phil Foden in the same way too and now there’s not a club in the world that wouldn’t have him.
It’s completely open to debate and opinion whether the two players I mentioned are good enough for 8 sub-appearances and a couple of starts next season (I think they are), but the idea that kids from academies are never ready is a problem that’s plagued Italian football for too long.
*loans or NextGen
Mazzocchi is fantastic. He’d be an ideal backup.