CorSport: Exit of €18m Milan forward cannot be excluded

By Oliver Fisher -

Samu Castillejo could reportedly still be sold by AC Milan this summer despite recent comments from his agent suggesting otherwise.

It was claimed earlier in the week that the forward’s former club Villarreal were keen on bringing him back to the Estadio de la Cerámica.

The LaLiga side sold Castillejo to Milan in an €18m deal just 12 months ago, and he went on to amass four goals and two assists in 31 league appearances last season.

Despite this, the arrival of Marco Giampaolo has thrust his future into doubt, as the new head coach prefers a 4-3-1-2 system meaning he would need to adapt as a support striker.

And that is exactly where he has been deployed throughout preseason thus far, but according to il Corriere dello Sport (via PianetaMilan.it) he may not have done enough to impress.

They claim that the 24-year-old has so far proven to be ‘too lightweight’ and ‘above all not inclined to learn certain attacking movements’. 

On the other hand, €28m summer signing Rafael Leao took just 45 minutes against Feronikeli to show the coach exactly what he can do

Should Angel Correa arrive from Atletico Madrid, then Castillejo’s playing time would be even further reduced.

It is for this reason that a return to Spain in the last few days of the mercato cannot be excluded.

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