MN: From Romagnoli to Duarte – all five centre-backs face uncertain future at Milan

By Oliver Fisher -

There are doubts over the futures of all the centre-backs currently on the books at AC Milan, according to a report.

As MilanNews notes, the Rossoneri rearguard has been one of the positives of the season so far, with Gianluigi Donnarumma among the top goalkeepers in the league for clean sheets and with good reason.

There have been a couple of blips such as Atalanta away (5-0) and conceding four second half goals to Inter in the derby, but on the whole the defence has certainly faired better than the attacking department.

Alessio Romagnoli is the pivot of Milan’s back line, but his future in the Rossoneri is not so obvious. The captain has a contract until 30 June 2022, but if he has not renewed by next summer – therefore one year before the expiry – the alarm will inevitably go off.

With Mino Raiola as his agent, nothing should be taken for granted, but Vito Angele did tell us on Monday that a renewal is on the cards until 2024.

Mateo Musacchio is the other “veteran” of the department, but at the end of the season he could leave. The Argentine has gone down the pecking order under Stefano Pioli and is certainly not happy with his current position. If an offer arrives, Milan would obviously consider it.

Simon Kjaer stole the starting spot from Musacchio when he arrived on loan until the end of the season from Sevilla. The two clubs agreed an option to buy at €2.5million, but the Milan leadership could send him back to LaLiga despite his good performances.

The fate of Leo Duarte is also to be evaluated, curbed by an annoying injury but still unconvincing in the few games he has been called into question.

As for Matteo Gabbia, Milan believes in the boy’s potential, but his role in the squad next year has yet to be discussed.

Tags AC Milan Alessio Romagnoli Leo Duarte Mateo Musacchio Matteo Gabbia Simon Kjaer