MN: Bennacer at Milanello; why AC Milan decided to keep Biglia

By Isak Möller -

First steps at Milanello for Ismael Bennacer, joining the rest of the team after his holiday, following the success with Algeria in the African Cup Of Nations. 

The former Empoli man immediately trained with the group, which is a good sign in relation to his condition. We know, through the player’s social media, that he continued to train during the holidays. 

Therefore, he is ready to start his new adventure. And yet, in the regista role, the Rossoneri have more than one player available. After last season, many people expected Biglia to depart. However, he ended up staying

The reason? The Argentine midfielder will be able to use his experience to help Bennacer integrate, while keeping the starting spot until the Algerian is fully ready. Furthermore, it was a matter of economics. 

In fact, to avoid making a capital loss, Milan needed to sell the 33-year-old for no less than €5m this summer. Even though he earns €3.5m per year, it made more sense to keep him until his contract expires, financially speaking. 

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