AC Milan have made a decision on the immediate future of Lorenzo Colombo, a report claims, as the striker continues to struggle for game time.
As today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport notes (via MilanLive), the 18-year-old has not stepped foot on the field since 4 October when he started against Spezia and was brought off at half-time.
Up until that point it had been an almost stratospheric rise for Colombo, who had scored in friendlies and then netted his first ever competitive goal against Bodo/Glimt in the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
However, the recovery of Rafael Leao and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – as well as the purchase of Hauge and the return of Ante Rebic – has meant that Colombo is back down the pecking order. In October, given the emergency in terms of attacking depth, Milan had no doubts about keeping the teenager but in January things could change.
Tommaso Pobega is the clearest example that playing out on loan somewhere can certainly boost development, but it is also about finding the right team and coach who will allow him to do so.
Milan and Paolo Maldini will evaluate the situation and any offers that might come in before allowing Colombo to leave. In the mean time, raining together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not a terrible thing.