CM: Milan eyeing midfield signing in January – the two criteria that must be met

By Oliver Fisher -

The Milan management are beginning to plan how the midfield will look moving forward, and they reportedly have some ideas about a potential signing.

According to, the signing of a central defender obviously dominates the attention of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara, but there is also the possibility of signing a new midfielder too, especially if Samu Castillejo were to leave the club.

Milan will try to reinforce the midfield in January if possible, but they are also aware that in the summer Yacine Adli and Tommaso Pobega will return after their respective loans at Bordeaux and Torino.

They will not go for an attacking midfielder because Adli will occupy that role from June, while adding a more physical and defensive presence would allow for repeats of playing Franck Kessie as the more advanced midfielder.

Milan are therefore searching for a profile that meets two criteria: the first is that the player must have characteristics similar to those of the Ivorian and Sandro Tonali, and the second is that he can arrive via a dry loan or a loan with option to buy. The objective is clear: to give Pioli a signing that can ensure adequate cover between now and the end of the season.

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  1. If this is true, then Maldini needs a mental check. How is nobody seeing that the RW position is not good enough, and that we also need a creative #10 who can actually stand his own and take the ball to the opposition. Stop fantasizing over a quick fix CB that we don’t necessarily need. The strongest defence don’t bring goals they prevent you from conceding, but goals are what we need to win games.

    Almost all of our attacks come from the LW. Very soon we will become predictable to our opponents, and this is bad for our game. Maldini and Massara need to pull their heads out of their asses.🤦🏽‍♂️

    1. We really need a 10 more than anything. Diaz is not physically strong. And if we play teams that are physically strong in midfield. We are doomed. Like the udinese game and verona game. We need a solid player in that role. Dry loan or option to buy is reasonable. Cos we are too predictable. If we play inter with Diaz as an attacking midfielder. Brozovic would pocket him.

    2. I couldn’t have explained it better, Milan RW is horrible, Diaz ain’t doing sh*t, and if by some kind of miracle, he improves Madrid will take him from Milan, in my opinion, faivre is needed, because he can play AM and RW, Tamara is needed he can play CB and DM, Alvarez, is needed, because Zlatan will surely leave sooner or later, these positions must be fixed ASAP. then Milan can compete with and also qualify for Europe!!!

    3. Everybody sees that we need to reinforce RW. The problem is that there’s just not many players who fit the criteria.
      Name 3 players who are young, left-footed, have quality, have a desire to come to the club and who can be bought for a reasonable price.

    4. Did you not read the article? Lol. Adli will be our new attacking mid. Diaz backup. Adli is an amazing talent. We need a DM to replace Kessie so Kamara or Zakaria would be ideal (and both free transfers) and Poegba will be back. Yes RW should be a priority (Faivre) and we will also need a CB being that Romagnoli may not resign and Kajer will be 34 and coming off major knee surgery. Bremer or Botman would be fantastic. Lastly Striker of course. Vlahovic is the dream but likely impossible to get so perhaps a player like Origi may fit well and seems built for Serie A – similar to Lukaku was…

  2. God bless u brother, we need the same speed and intensity on the left wing at right wing,if that is achieved, then milan will be unplayable. Renew Jessie,adil and pogeba returns.Spend more on quality right winger and center back.

  3. Or switch to playing fullbacks. Or have a midfielder that plays more to the centre on the wing. Seedorf did that for us, Sanches would fit perfectly as hes more offensively suited

    Many best teams play asymmetrically nowadays
    Classic 442 wings is not highly rated concept now

    Even Saladmaker has his place. Leao does not press much, he does it constantly & as he is still 22, next year will be even better

    STRIKER is where we need to spend a lot. I would risk it all for Darwin or Vlaha. Leao and a good striker will focus fully on goals, Saladmaker can help the team.

    But next year only with ibra, giroud or colombo we are f##ked

  4. We need RW and FW
    our base gameplay is super solid, but lack the finishing to end game.

    its ironic because it used to be our gameplay sucks but our finishing was superb. used to be give pirlo ball, long ball then bam shevchenko/kaka score. repeat

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