This past season, Stefano Pioli remained faithful to the 4-2-3-1 formation but for the upcoming campaign, he’s expected to make changes every now and then. This has been reflected in Milan’s mercato pursuits.
The manager used the 4-2-3-1 formation this past season and due to injuries, he never really had the opportunity to change it. We saw a little bit of that towards the end of the season, as Sandro Tonali was given a more advanced role.
As highlighted by Gazzetta Dello Sport, Pioli kept the formation but also made the most of versatile players this past season. Pierre Kalulu and Ante Rebic are two good examples but perhaps the best one is Rade Krunic, who played everywhere from the midfield tandem to the attacking trio.
This versatility is something that Pioli wants to continue with and he will have it next season as well. Divock Origi can play everywhere in attack and the likes of Yacine Adli as well as Tommaso Pobega have also shown flexibility.
On the mercato, the Rossoneri are targeting Renato Sanches, Charles De Ketelaere, Nicolo Zaniolo and Noa Lang. All four are known for their versatility and it’s clear that they is a key for Pioli and Milan.