AC Milan are deserving of some criticism for their decision not to strengthen the squad in the January transfer window, according to Tuttosport.
The well-known newspaper (via MilanNews) have judged the winter mercato for each Serie A team and they have given a rating out of 10 for each too, awarding the Rossoneri with a score of just 5.5.
It was a bold call from Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara to not strengthen the group available to head coach Stefano Pioli – especially given the selection emergencies already battled this season – but Tuttosport write that ‘we will see how calculated the risk will be’.
Despite the defensive crisis, which everyone thought guaranteed a signing, Milan never brought in a centre-back despite the many transfer links that we saw during the past few weeks. Instead, they signed a striker – Marko Lazetic – and said goodbye to Pietro Pellegri, Milos Kerkez, Andrea Conti and Alessandro Plizzari.