AC Milan’s first ‘addition’ of the summer transfer market has already been secured as Yacine Adli will return from his loan at Bordeaux.
As reported this morning by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), the young Frenchman was signed from Bordeaux for a total amount of €10m and was allowed to stay on loan with them for the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Les Girondins are having a bad season and are bottom of Ligue 1, but Adli is leading the way for them with 7 assists and a goal.
What convinced the Rossoneri management to go for him was his flexibility, a characteristic that under both head coaches Petkovic and Guion allowed Adli to act not only as a playmaker but also as a central midfielder.
Milan know that they need a reinforcement in that area of the pitch given the certain departure of Kessie towards Barcelona, but Adli is also an alternative to Brahim Diaz on the forward line.
With three competitions on the agenda next season, a tight calendar plus potential injury setbacks that now seem natural for Milan, Adli, can function in both a 4-2-3-1 and even a 4-3-3 if needed too.