Rade Krunic has been linked with a few clubs this summer but it has never been anything advanced. The reason for that is simple: Stefano Pioli wants to keep him and AC Milan also acknowledge his value.
The Bosnian, who arrived from Empoli for a mere €8m, might not be the most spectacular pölayer on the pitch, but he gets the job done. In addition to that, as highlighted by our colleagues at SempreMilan.it, he’s very versatile.
This past season, he played as a right-back, a central midfielder, a left-winger, a No.10 and a striker for Milan. That says a lot about his versatility and how much Pioli trusts him, which is the most important thing.
The Rossoneri fans clearly have different opinions when it comes to Krunic, but the fact remains that he started the ‘Scudetto games’ against Verona, Atalanta and Sassuolo. He also came off the bench when Milan turned it around against Lazio and Fiorentina.
He remains a useful player for Milan, in other words, and his salary is hardly a burden on the club. The €8m paid four years ago, therefore, has proved to be a bargain.