GdS: Milan have assembled strength in depth – the two possible XIs Pioli can field

By Oliver Fisher -

Not only have Elliott Management managed to reduce the costs of the current Milan squad and raise its value, but they have built two competitive XIs.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport focuses on the American fund and how – thanks to the excellent results that the team are obtaining on the field – they aim to stay in charge ‘for a long time’.

The fund has started to restore the club’s accounts and is avoiding crazy expenses on the market, but they are still managing to bring the Rossoneri team back to the top. The squad value has gone from €466m to €496m in just a few months, with a wage bill is €146m lower than Juventus and €59m lower than Inter.

They also take a look at the squad depth, stating that Pioli can essentially call upon two different starting XIs of quality because of the work done on the transfer market, again all within the parameters set.

First Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Donnarumma; Calabria, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessie, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Second Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Tatarusanu; Kalulu, Tomori, Gabbia, Dalot; Tonali, Meite; Castillejo, Brahim Diaz, Rebic; Mandzukic.

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