Alexis Saelemaekers has been linked with a departure this summer as AC Milan have brought in Samuel Chukwueze for the right flank. Fortunately for the Belgian, he can play in many different positions.
Since he arrived at Milan in 2020, Saelemaekers has played as a right-back, a right midfielder, a right-winger and a left-winger. In short, he’s a versatile player and this will come into use if he were to stay at the club.
According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Stefano Pioli considers Saelemaekers a serious option for the right-back position. Chukwueze will start most games on the right side of the attack and Saelemaekers could alternate when needed, both with the Nigerian and the starting right-back.
Of course, Milan could also sell the Belgian as some offers are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Certainly, if he stays, it will be a tough battle to get playing time as both Davide Calabria and Alessandro Florenzi are ahead for the right-back role, while Christian Pulisic is the second choice for the right flank.