With the season having concluded a month ago, a lot of the news surrounding the AC Milan Women is regarding potential personnel changes ahead of 2021-22.
The team will make their UEFA Women’s Champions League debut in the next campaign which could be a big draw for potential new recruits. Here, we have a quick round-up of news about the Rossonere…
➤ The rumours linking Yui Hasegawa to a move abroad appear to be intensifying. According to the app Tutto Calcio Femminile, Hasegawa could leave Serie A, with Barcelona and Real Madrid being her two most likely destinations.
➤ However, there are also credible reports from SportBuzzer in Germany that Barça will most likely sign midfielder Ingrid Engen and forward Fridolina Rolfö, so if Hasegawa does sign for the Blaugrana, then it would relegate her to the status of a bench player.
The rumours linking her to Real Madrid also raise a few questions, given that Madrid usually signs young, Spanish players, and are rumoured to be letting go of forwards Kosavare Asllani and Sofia Jakobsson for financial reasons.
If Yui were to leave for either of the two teams, then it would most likely be due to a willingness to play less to win more trophies, or the exposure. Or, it would be because both teams will offer her professional contracts and more money. Time will tell what Yui’s decision will be, and her response will most likely come on June 30th.
➤ Milan’s midfield is getting a complete overhaul. Midfielder Caroline Rask recently announced her departure via Instagram and has signed with PSV Eindhoven. Former midfielder, Julia Šimić, has already announced her retirement.
Now, the latest player to leave the team might be Dominika Čonč. Tutto Calcio Femminile reports that the player is in the sights of S.S.D Napoli and could join the Azzurre to start playing more regularly. Čonč seems to have fallen out of favor with Maurizio Ganz, so a move away from the team might be beneficial to her.
➤ Milan’s reported signings, including Laura Giuliani and Stine Larsen, might not be unveiled by the club until July. This is most likely due to contractual obligations, as most of the contracts for women’s players last for a season and end in June.
Most of the women’s clubs are also waiting to unveil their signings next month, including Olympique Lyonnais. Don’t be surprised if the Rossonere end up doing the same thing.More news about Milan will be posted within the upcoming days.