GdS: From Caldara to Colombo – how Milan’s loanees are faring and the club’s plans

By Oliver Fisher -

Among the many knots of the mercato that AC Milan must resolve is what to do with the players who have been out on loan this season to further their developments.

La Gazzetta dello Sport provides a summary of each player sent out starting with goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari, who went to Serie B with Lecce to get back into game rhythm after surgery on bilateral patellar tendinopathy in his shoulder and also after the signing of Antonio Mirante. He has collected only 3 appearances though, so it has not exactly gone to plan.

Mattia Caldara’s situation is also complex as he was sent to Venezia to try help them survive on their return to Serie A and he has shown some encouraging signs in terms of his fitness, but it is unlikely that he will remain at Milan in the summer because a definitive sale will be sought.

The season is already over for the 22-year-old Gabriele Bellodi who is out with a rectus femoris, while Nikolaos Michelis is a reserve with Willem II in the Eredivisie but a starter in the Greek Under 21 national team.

Tommaso Pobega was sent to Torino and quickly earned Ivan Juric’s trust. Stefano Pioli esteems the midfielder and will be happy to see him at Milanello again next July given that the formula was that of a dry loan. Unless offers arrive, which of course are always evaluated, he will stay.

Yacine Adli was signed last summer and loaned back to Bordeaux and he will certainly stay because he has suffered from the bad season they are having, as they are bottom of Ligue 1. In Serie B, Marco Brescianini has made a handful of appearances for Monza.

Lorenzo Colombo made a strong start to his dry loan at SPAL in Serie B but he has been stuck on 6 goals since November. The opposite is the case for Frank Tsadjout, who in the last few matches has found a starting role in the Ascoli attack and dreams of promotion to the top flight.

Tags AC Milan Alessandro Plizzari Franck Tsadjout Gabriele Bellodi Lorenzo Colombo Marco Brescianini Mattia Caldara Nikolaos Michelis Tommaso Pobega Yacine Adli
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