MN: Chukwueze one of three signings who need patience from Milan this summer

By Euan Burns -

Samuel Chukwueze is one of three AC Milan players that the club will have to show patience in if they are to succeed in Italy. 

As highlighted by Milan News, there are two clear groups when it comes to Milan’s 2023 summer signings with one set of three having played very well, and another set of three still waiting to make the sort of impact everyone expected.

In terms of those who do not need to sweat about their Milan future at all, there are Tijjani Reijnders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic.

That trio start almost every game for Milan and Pulisic and Loftus-Cheek in particular can battle it out for player of the season.

As for Yunus Musah, Chukwueze and Noah Okafor, there is an outside chance that they are shipped out in the summer if the right bids come along given they have failed to carve out a starting place in the team at any point.

There is no suggestion that Milan are actively trying to sell any of the three players, but they won’t have the same protection from the market that other players in the team will enjoy this summer. Next season will be when they have to really perform.

Tags AC Milan Noah Okafor Samuel Chukwueze Yunus Musah


    1. Can’t agree with you here – Kessie was similar until he grew up and removed his head from his arse .. I believe Musah is a similar player – enormous talent, just needs more common sense..

  1. “There is no suggestion that Milan are actively trying to sell any of the three players”… But we’re just gonna run this story anyway…. 🙂

    1. The point the article makes is that Milan are not searching for buyers for those players, but if interested buyers come, Milan are ready to listen to offers. However, your point stands that most of these articles have little to no truth inside, and only serve for clickbait and for us to pass some free time reading madeup stuff.

    1. At least the management learns something from the way how CDK was handled. Not every players would “jump out of the gate” right away, and to be patient with these three would be the right thing to do.

      1. do u mean they accept they r wrong & blaming someone else for scapegoat is mistake, no they r not cz they still run in same way & same direction, nothing change, i think if it was not Maldini who brought CDK, he still in our club, maybe no rapid grown like in Atalanta (cz Pioli) but he will stay just like this overrated trio,
        Musah (newBakayoko) absolutely stay cz he’s fellow countryman,
        Chuck (newCastillejo) will stay too, cz furlani & moncada still trusted (jery yesman),
        Oka (newRebic) stay he’s the better one from that trio

  2. For the right offer, sure, sell any of the three. But they’ve each showed enough that they could start for us and it wouldn’t be a drop-off in quality.

    It’s worth remembering how ridiculously healthy the front line and midfield were this season. The reason for acquiring two wingers was that we’d have to expect Leao and each of the two new wingers to have some injuries at some point in the season. Instead, both Leao and Pulisic were extremely healthy. Same thing with Giroud — crazy how healthy he was for an old man.

    In midfield, we really needed depth to start, with Bennacer out the first half of the season, thus Musah getting plenty of starts, especially with a few injuries around the side in the first half. But then everybody stayed pretty fit outside of that. I think it’s on Pioli that we didn’t see more rotation this year. I don’t like anybody in midfield or winger playing more than 150 minutes/week. We get 5 subs! Which means that out of 8 players who aren’t goalie or CB, only 3 have to go full 90 in any given game. I’d sub off one midfielder and one attacker at 60 minutes every single game, just to keep the side fresh and to keep more like 15-18 players well-engaged getting at least 60-90 minutes per week. It’s different if you’re only playing one game per week. Across the forward line, you’ve got 540 minutes/week when you’re playing twice per week. So there’s no reason why anybody should play more than 150 minutes/week and that should mean that you can get 4 players with at least 90 minutes/week, plus another sub or two getting 15-30 every week. The same is true in midfield. That’s also how we get young players the minutes they need to develop into the future players you need. Musah and Chukwueze both needed more minutes this year and both have plenty of room to grow into top players. If we lose Leao, then I think Okafor would be great on the left in more of an inside forward role, with Theo filling the wide left. So I’d listen to offers on all 3, but prefer to keep them all.

    1. That’s where the new coach’s philosophy is key in figuring things out. We have multiple players who would do OK as a strike pair (Okafor, Jovic, Pulisic would all be fine), but we’ll miss that beautiful French forehead up front. We need at least one player in the squad capable of hold-up play.

      Maybe take a sniff at Tammy Abraham if he’s really not playing much at Roma?? He’s not bad in the holdup and he’s also very mobile if we want to play more of a counterattacking style.

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