It was another difficult season for Milan Primavera as they only just evaded being in the relegation play-offs, but there were still some encouraging campaigns from young players.
The 2022 summer mercato looks set to be a fluid one for Milan as they have just changed owners and the expectations are high in terms of adding to the squad given the Scudetto win and the declared target of going further in Europe, though there is always space for the right talent.
La Gazzetta dello Sport start by looking at Daniel Maldini (born October 2001), Lorenzo Colombo (March 2002) and Marko Lazetic (January 2004). The former spent the season in and around the first team squad getting over 200 minutes of playing time and scoring his first league goal, Colombo went on loan to SPAL and the latter joined from Red Star in January, spending time in the Primavera to end the season.
It seems difficult to imagine all three staying but also it seems equally tough to think that all three will leave, so on July 4th they will be at Milanello for the first day of preseason. Maldini has already completed a couple of seasons of apprenticeship, while Colombo started well with SPAL then struggled and Lazetic is seen as an ‘unripe striker’.
Then there is Marco Nasti, an 18-year-old centre-forward who netted 18 goals in 29 appearances in the league, Youth League and Coppa Italia, which equated to a goal every 104 minutes.
Emil Roback arrived from Hammarby in Sweden two years ago and made his debut for the senior team in the Coppa Italia against Genoa, but scored 7 goals in 27 appearances for the Primavera.
Antonio Gala, on the other hand, is a flexible midfielder who is able to occupy multiple roles. The 18-year-old stands out in the Rossoneri’s Primavera side for ability to read situations and for his usefulness in the attacking phase. In July we could see him training with the senior side.