MN: Milan’s need for a centre-back signing presents a litmus test for Elliott’s ambitions

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have been dealt numerous injury blows this season, but being without Fikayo Tomori for at least a month has got the wheels of the mercato turning.

MilanNews reports that Tomori is almost certain to miss the upcoming games against Juventus and Inter, and with Simon Kjaer out for the rest of the season it has reached the point where an intervention must be made, as Stefano Pioli has lost his starting pairing while Alessio Romagnoli remains out due to Covid-19.

Pierre Kalulu and Matteo Gabbia have stepped up competently during the crisis, but Milan’s target is the Scudetto and that is why there must be some ambition shown by Elliott Management, the report states.

There is proof that investments work too, given that Leao is exploding, Theo Hernandez is consecrating himself, Tonali has become a leader and the young core generally has grown exponentially.

The emergency Pioli finds himself working under is a litmus test for Elliott: if they are happy with just Champions League qualification, the squad will remain similar without any notable additions, but if trophies are a short-term target then it is time to spend.

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