Samu Castillejo proved during Monday night’s 4-1 win over Lecce that he is the perfect type of player for incoming manager Ralf Rangnick, a report claims.
The Spaniard’s trickery and creativity was missed during the Coppa Italia semi-final second leg against Juventus, a game which he missed through suspension.
Against Lecce it was seen just how important Castillejo is in the 4-2-3-1 system adopted by head coach Stefano Pioli in recent months.
As Calciomercato.com notes, Castillejo is ready to make sacrifices in order to work hard for the team as a collective, and will do so even under Rangnick in order to fit into his 4-4-2/4-2-2-2 system.
The 27-year-old has everything in his locker to be a key player under the German: pace, selflessness and quality. His ability to both attack and defend tirelessly and cover the whole wing is fundamental for Milan’s set-up and his work rate lends the former Villarreal man to being one of Rangnick’s favourites.