ML: Milan set to have two big absentees for Roma, Juventus and Inter games – a midfielder is needed

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s desire to sign a new midfielder could well have become a necessity thanks to the release of the Serie A schedule for next season.

MilanLive notes how the problems arise in the months of January and February when Milan will face three very important games against top four rivals. Milan will face Roma on 6 January and then on 23 January Milan will host Juventus. As if that weren’t enough, the derby against Simone Inzaghi’s Inter is scheduled for 6 February.

In the middle of these games are fixtures against Spezia and Venice, but the main issue is that midfield duo Frank Kessie and Ismail Bennacer will be involved in the African Cup of Nations in the aforementioned period, respectively with the Ivory Coast and Algeria.

This means two very heavy absences will be felt which will make life difficult to say the least for coach Stefano Pioli, and now for the management the feeling is that another holding midfielder must arrive so Sandro Tonali – if fit – isn’t paired with Calabria or Krunic.


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6 Comments

  1. Michael Kimani says:

    Is there no hope? With the still yet to be decided fixture list of both the champions and the coppa, maybe they will serve to push these games to other dates?

  2. Piru says:

    We need a midfielder because Pioli dont want to keep Pobega because he is not the same position as kessie or bennacer and he thinks Pobega cant adapt to the double pivot but Tonali in brecia played in a three man midfield and wen we came to Milan he was adapted to fit the double pivot why can we adapt Pobega to the formation he has good fisical strengh can score gols is young and knows the league and club!

  3. Shal says:

    Just don’t use Krunic as a mid-back and we’re pretty fine. Probably it is a good idea to bring Bakayoko back.

  4. Piru says:

    We need a midfielder because Pioli dont want to keep Pobega because he is not the same position as kessie or bennacer and he thinks Pobega cant adapt to the double pivot but Tonali in brecia played in a three man midfield and wen we came to Milan he was adapted to fit the double pivot why can we adapt Pobega to the formation he has good fisical strengh can score gols is young and knows the league and club!And usefull for champions league list of players!

  5. Jan Cuuk says:

    No, krunic is not an option in double pivot. Remember his mistake in match vs celtic. His dumb mistake cost milan goal. And thanks to hauge we can turned the game around ended up with 4-2 for milan. But still, krunic has more time to play rather than hauge. Even hauge has more goals in less game time than krunic. #Stupioli

  6. Aaditya Verma says:

    Answer is in your own barn. His name is pobega I’ve seen his workrate at spezia plus he is an attacking threat too he may not be elegant but he is a hard player plus tonali could improve his long passing skills with pobega becoming att king threat.☺️

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