GdS: Pioli wants 80-90% of the Milan squad complete within next fortnight

By Oliver Fisher -

While there is still a long way to go in the summer transfer window, head coach Stefano Pioli hopes to have an almost complete squad in 10 days.

According to today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below), Milan remain very active in the transfer window attempting to reinforce the squad that is available to Pioli ahead of the new season.

The head coach hopes to set off for the tour of the United States – on July 21 – with 80-90% of squad already completed. At the moment the official arrivals are those of Marco Sportiello, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Luka Romero, with Christian Pulisic to follow this week.

The motives for having most of the team in place as quick as possible perhaps do not need outlining given how obvious they are, however there is a bit of added pressure for Milan.

The Rossoneri have a very tough first 10 rounds of the campaign compared to their rivals, which means they will have to start off well to keep pace. Having the team gelled will therefore be imperative.

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  1. Yes we need a full squad going into pre-season. None of this last minute nonsense.

    The really unfortunate thing is that for where Milan are now – having won the title and re-established ourselves in Europe – should be at the stage where we’re focusing on one or two key signings, not rebuilding our midfield or signing 6-7 players.

    We seem to be going backwards.

  2. The mercato this summer is the same as last year – identify target players, and then be ultra-stingy over a few million here and there, so that they either go elsewhere or don’t arrive until the very last minute. So unprofessional.

  3. I was just reading about Pioli and he was a promising defender who even won the CL, or whatever it was back then, with Juve back in 84/85 as a teenager.. his career got foked over injuries and ended up in seria c and lower to play with his bro..
    kinda explains why he seems to have a touch with defenders tho 😀

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