Di Marzio: Vasquez out, Plizzari return – Milan planning goalkeeping changes

By Oliver Fisher -

With Ancona’s failure to register, Milan U23 is just waiting for the official announcement to be a new team in the next Serie C season and the management are already working on the squad.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the first bit of news concerns a possible exit in the goalkeeping department, although it is not directly linked to the new second team.

Hellas Verona haveas decided to protect themselves in the event of Montipò’s departure and they are targeting Devis Vasquez as a potential replacement. The 26-year-old goalkeeper arrived at Milan in January 2023 from Guaranì, but never made his debut with the first team.

Last season he played only two official matches in Italy with the the Primavera, before leaving on loan for Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship, with whom he made 10 appearances before returning to Italy in the January transfer window.

In the last six months he has been on loan at Ascoli, with their relegation to Serie C coming after the play-offs. Despite this, he managed to make 10 appearances in Serie B and now a move to Verona could be on the cards.

Di Marzio adds that for the U23 team the Milan management – led in that particular sector by Jovan Kirovski – are seriously considering the return of Alessandro Plizzari, a product of the Rossoneri academy currently at Pescara.

He was at Milan from 2015 and never made a senior appearance, instead going on loan to Ternana, Livorno, Reggiana and Lecce, before ending up going on a permanent basis to Pescara, racking up over 100 appearances in Serie C.

What this would mean for the existing options like Lapo Nava and Noah Raveyre is not known, nor are the terms of a potential deal with Pescara.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Plizzari Devis Vasquez Milan U23


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    1. That it was but the ruleset has changed in the meantime so clubs can buy two non-eu players per season and sales of non-eu players wont affect it now.

  1. Plizzari was a wonderful talent and it is a pity that they did not invest in him when Donarrumma left us. I hope it is still good and useful to get him back.

    1. Lots of logic there. Vasquez buy gave us an extra non-eu spot in the team at the point of time. Lazetic was deemed a big serbian talent but has up until now failed misserably, pellegrini too soon to judge but has been called up to argentina international team but not played yet, Romero came for “free” and is the youngerst ever player to get a debut in la liga (has done pretty well in spain while on loan), Roback was considered a huge swedish talent at the age of 16 and was recommended by zlatan but has nevertheless not done well wherever he has gone on loan.
      You win some and you lose some but romero could probably be sold for ten mil even though lazio only will get a small development fee for helping developing him. He might also stay with us as the kid is 18 years old.

      1. Milan did a very good job with our primavera team by creating a solid and competitive group hence this proves that chance and luck can’t be the real factor here. But those guys I listed in particular were selected for the first team as mysterious “wild cards” more than subs. Pellegrino is maybe salvageable but the rest just lack quality I’m afraid. Still, we could have avoid to buy them in the first place…so much for “lots of logic”.

        1. Arsenal wanted roback but he chose milan instead, Romero has been sought after since he was 16, he is now 18, He played 13 matches while at loan at almeria and and played 434 minutes scoring 3 goals and besides of that boca junior wanted to buy him in january so i completely disagree.

    2. Half the players in the lower leagues across Europe have been on the books of a big club at some point. This is not a Milan thing, nor is it a problem.

      1. Yeah I agree a lot of players if not the majority of players are bound to fail and then maybe succeed other players so its just the name of the game and non of the players mentioned above cost us much.

    1. Nava is 20 and Raveyre is 18 so neither will help with the quota in europe and both is more in dire need to play regularly and mirante wont renew. Plizzari on the other hand would help with the homegrown quota as he has played 2 years in the club ranks while younger than 21 and who now is 24 years old. He would also come for a cheap fee. I can see Nava getting loaned out while raveyere will stay put in the u23 team.

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