MN: Kalulu demonstrates his adaptability as full-time position change could be on the cards

By Oliver Fisher -

As Pierre Kalulu’s rise continues, it will not be long before he can be considered as an established starter in the current team according to a report.

Tuttosport (via MilanNews) points out that while Kalulu perhaps does not occupy a starting role in Stefano Pioli’s first choice XI when everyone is fit and healthy but the fact that the Frenchman is such a talented and improving player means that he is an incredible asset to the young core.

Not only that, but he is also a wild card in the defensive department thanks to his ability to act effectively both as a central defender and as a right-back. The player himself prefers to play full-back, but he knows how to adapt to certain situations as demonstrated extensively in recent seasons.

Alessandro Florenzi has been his competitor for the right-back role in Calabria’s absence before the centre-back crisis forced Kalulu to shift to the middle, but in light of Kjaer’s injury and without forgetting the possible farewell of Romagnoli, he could move there full time as per the report.


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  1. manu says:

    TBH we are lucky that we have Kalulu at the moment. The search for a CB is not going well, Kjaer season ended, and Romagnoli potentially leaving. We sold Conti and we are also trying to ship Gabbia off. Kalulu must be in our plans for the future of our defense.

    Dare I say save the new CB purchase for the summer, rely on Kalulu more for center-back rotation, keep Gabbia for the rest of the season as an emergency spare. Have Theo, Florenzi, and Calabria rotating LB and RB (have Kalulu on standby for these positions as well)

    1. Stam says:

      Exactly. Just 17 games left. We are just after long break, players are rested.

      Play Gabbia and later sell him if Romagnoli stays. No point in loans if he is bound only till 24.

      1. crorossonero says:

        Gabbia still could become one of top Italian defenders, what he is missing is playing regularly for a season or two. So a loan would definitely make sense, or you think buying a player at 24 makes no sense as well? What is the difference in allowing a player from your academy to develop until that age?

        1. bb says:

          Too slow and makes too many simple mistakes to be “one of the top Italian defenders”. You do know Italian defenders have always been world class? Gabbia will not join the club. Unfortunately.

  2. Ibn O says:

    At some point I wished Milan could get something for Kessie and Romagnoli at least this January because having players like Kalulu makes the future safe.

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