GdS: Three new starters as Giampaolo’s Milan takes shape

By Oliver Fisher -

Marco Giampaolo will unveil his ‘new Milan’ after the international break on September 15, according to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The newspaper claims on Thursday that the team seen so far, due to injuries or delays with players integrating into the system, has been more reflective of the previous management. 

Theo Hernandez is set to return from injury and immediately take Ricardo Rodriguez’s spot following his €20million arrival from Real Madrid. 

The Frenchman got injured against Bayern Munich in preseason after encouraging early signs, and will play an important role this season.

In what is perhaps more of a surprise, Leo Duarte is set to start over Mateo Musacchio.

The Brazilian has been allowed time to adapt following his €11million arrival from Flamengo this summer, but has seemingly impressed enough in training to get the nod.

In addition, another new signing in Ante Rebic will be thrown straight into the starting line-up as the left-winger in a 4-3-3, the paper adds.

La Gazzetta concludes by stating that Lucas Paqueta will continue to be used as a mezz’ala, and the responsibility placed upon Ismael Bennacer’s shoulders will grow with time. 


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