CM: Lazetic’s arrival changes Milan’s strategy regarding centre-back signing – the situation

By Oliver Fisher -

The decision to sign Red Star Belgrade striker Marko Lazetic has implications on AC Milan’s pursuit of a centre-back where the strategy has now been changed.

According to, the Rossoneri management decided to move quickly to replace Pietro Pellegri who is being loaned out to Torino from Monaco after his spell at Milan was terminated. Directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will now have to reduce their options for the defensive signing though, because with Fikayo Tomori and Lazetic the two non-EU spots are filled.

That means that new attempts for Japhet Tanganga of Tottenham and Eric Bailly of Manchester United can be ruled out, as the Englishman and the Ivorian would be non-EU players.

Abdou Diallo remains on the list, because even though he is a Senegal international he has a French passport, but he is engaged at the African Cup of Nations. Now, the idea of ​​Milan is to buy a young and low-cost defender (born in 2001, 2002 or 2003) such as Mattia Viti of Empoli.

Then, they are planning a big investment in June with the first choice targets still Sven Botman and Bremer of Lille and Torino respectively.

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