CM: Pioli chooses to exclude defender again – he is of no use to Milan’s project

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli once again chose to leave Mateo Musacchio out of the matchday squad for Sunday’s game against Sampdoria.

As Calciomercato.com reports, Pioli said in the pre-match press conference that “Musacchio is almost ready, close to returning” – but his name is not on the list of those called up, while Leo Duarte and Pierre Kalulu have been included.

The report claims that the choice is clear signal that Musacchio is ‘of no use’ to Milan, as he is no longer part of the Rossoneri’s project.

The Argentine’s contract will expire at the end of the season, and  there is no talk of a renewal for now while the management are scouring the market for at least one new defensive signing. Musacchio will leave the Rossoneri after three years, in which he has never managed to establish himself above all due to continuous injuries.

Milan will save a salary of about €1.8m net per season and Musacchio will be able to look for a new club, with a return to Spain or Argentina the most likely.

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