Longo: Fonseca ready to bring Lille right-back with him to Milan

By Isak Möller -

Paulo Fonseca is one of the top candidates to replace Stefano Pioli at AC Milan and should he get the job, then a player will follow. Indeed, Tiago Santos appears likely to make the move to the Rossoneri, a report claims. 

We were the first to break Milan’s interest in the full-back, publishing it on Substack first and then here on the site, and the Rossoneri are indeed very interested. The Portuguese international has impressed with Lille and is now ready for a bigger challenge.

According to Daniele Longo on his X account, Lille manager Fonseca is the top candidate to replace Pioli for next season and his current player Santos is set to follow. The 21-year-old is Milan’s plan A for the right-back role, with Tottenham’s Emerson Royal the alternative.

It remains to be seen what Davide Calabria’s stance will be on the matter, currently the captain of the Rossoneri. With the arrival of Santos, he could lose his starting spot and at 27 years of age, that would be far from ideal.

Some rumours have suggested that he could perhaps join Pioli at Napoli, should the manager take over the Partenopei for next season. We will have to wait a few more weeks to fully understand the situation, though.

Tags AC Milan Lille Paulo Fonseca Tiago Santos


  1. No thanks to both Fonseca and Santos, not interested, we already have Calabria, florenzi and terraciano and De Zerbi is out there waiting, so why are looking at these mediocre imports ??!!

  2. New coach first move when he takes over – removes long serving captain and replaces him with his pupil from his previous club. What can go wrong right.

    1. Calabria should have never been captain. He basically defaulted into captaincy during the banter years due to seniority.

      We’ve had the likes of Maldini and Baresi captain this team. Calabria is a joke.

        1. See when people comment like this is all good. When i insult a commentator it gets deleted..

          Double standards

          1. Hey flyingturtle. You shouldn’t insult other comentator, if you insult others, you can not become king turtle even if you can fly

        2. Yes Calabria is trash but Santos is trash as well..
          Fonseca avg year at team -1.5 y 32 goals conceded 52 scores 10 loses. Such a special coach 15 years of coaching in no team he manages to get more than 1.8 pp. I bet he’s gonna fix this team – fix it to 4th place every year 😂😂 Bruh it’s very nice diggin a hole since 2 years with promises of cups

          1. Pioli was a nobody when he singed for Milan. We got a scudeto out of that.. Fonseca has actually won stuff before. He is not the best manager and clubs aren’t exactly lining up to sign him (as far as we know) but it’s pointless to speculate what will happen if he does come 2 Milan. It’s even more pointless to go all doom and gloom just because

  3. Trahs manager and trash idea. Enough already. We have RBs at the club. Why sign another!!! Spend the damn money on a striker already. Imbeciles…

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