AC Milan seem to have put their January woes behind them thanks to the four-game winning streak, and the decisions made regarding the transfer market now look more defensible.
MilanNews recall that Devis Vasquez was the only signing in the winter mercato as he arrived for a fee of less than €1m from Club Guarani in Paraguay, but with Mike Maignan’s return to full fitness he risks not even being called up to the squad for upcoming matches.
The management’s choice was clear in this sense: with only two competitions still to fight for, the plan was and is to try and enhance the large squad available to Pioli by getting the best out of the signings from the previous summer.
Milan continue to bet on Charles De Ketelaere hoping that a goal will unlock him, and the Belgian could have a chance from the first minute on Saturday against Fiorentina, while Malick Thiaw is virtually certain to start and he arrived from Schalke 04 for €6m.
Now it is hoped that Aster Vranckx and Yacine Adli – who have had very little playing time to show their worth – and above all Divock Origi begin to make their contributions. Then, we might be able to talk about summer 2022 being a success.
Whatever happens the summer was a disaster. We went backwards at a very important moment