AC Milan’s six summer purchases are so far not justifying the investment made and positives are few and far between, a report claims.
Milan added a number of fresh faces in the summer; namely There are some fresh faces on the field too: Theo Hernandez, Rade Krunic, Rafael Leao, Ismael Bennacer, Leo Duarte and Ante Rebic.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport reflects though, it has not all been plain sailing for the Rossoneri’s latest additions, who the paper claims cost a combined €90million.
Rafael Leao’s performances against Fiorentina and Genoa had Milan fans encouraged, however he has since regressed from that level and was even called out by head coach Stefano Pioli.
Leo Duarte had played a good game against SPAL, both at right-back and at centre-back, but it came against a team who hadn’t scored an away goal all season. Instead, against Lazio, he made mistakes and looked shaky.
Ante Rebic has not once been used as a starter and has been unable to make an impact when he has come onto the field thus far. His situation is described as a ‘mystery’ by the paper.
Theo Hernandez is the only one who has lived up to his €20m price tag thus far, while Ismael Bennacer has had ups and downs but is beginning to find space.
Finally, Rade Krunic – who had to wait a long time for a start – was used against Lazio and was one of the best Milan players on the pitch.
Overall though, a summer of large investment and overhaul, but nothing much to show in terms of points return.