One of the most contentious issues from the summer window was whether AC Milan had properly reinforced in the playmaker position after losing Hakan Calhanoglu.
MilanNews writes that Brahim Diaz has stepped up to the plate so far as the Spaniard has shown he knows how to do pretty much everything that a No.10 should, while scoring at the rate of a No.9. The Real Madrid loanee has 4 goals in 7 appearances, netting against Sampdoria (the winner at the Marassi), Liverpool (the goal to put Milan 2-1 up), Venezia (again the winner) and versus Spezia (another winning goal).
Stefano Pioli explained his role after the game against Venezia, remarking: “Last year we played with a playmaker-midfielder, but Brahim is a pure quality attacking midfielder.” Maybe this type of player that Milan needed to make the leap in quality in the attacking area: a player who knows how to be decisive both on his own and by moving for others.
The 22-year-old has already won Milan nine points this season, making the decision to bring him back look more and more sensible.