With the recovery of Mateo Musacchio, who has recently returned to training, all of Milan’s defenders are now at Stefano Pioli’s disposal. Prior to this, they spent months and months with just two or three centre-backs fit.
First Alessio Romagnoli, then Leao Duarte, Matteo Gabbia (who recovered from COVID) and Mateo Musacchio. As a result of this, they have eliminated the issues at the back, at least on a numerical level.
As highlighted by MilanNews.it, Milan will play ten games between now and January, which will be a decisive phase to continue their top-four battle. Being able to count on all of your centre-backs, therefore, is crucial.
The Rossoneri’s backline, though, will inevitably undergo changes between January and next summer. Musacchio’s contract will hardly be extended and Milan will thus need to replace him, perhaps already at the start of 2021.
In addition to the Argentine, Duarte could also leave after failing to impress. The will of the management is to add a young but high-level centre-back to the squad, which of course means they will need to make a few sales.
In the meantime, they also need to evaluate the future of Romagnoli, whose contract will expire in 2022. The most likely hypothesis remains a renewal, but a sale shouldn’t be ruled out if negotiations don’t go well.