MN: Milan heading for youthful defence under Rangnick but €2.5m man can be useful
By Oliver Fisher -

Simon Kjaer could come in handy for Ralf Rangnick next season, a report claims, despite suggestions that the German will focus exclusively on young players.

As MilanNews notes, the very probable arrival of Rangnick should lay solid foundations for a new youth-led revolution, but to think that Milan could put together a squad exclusively of players in their early 20s is naive.

Attention has begin to shift towards those players who are set to leave once the current season ends, with one of those being Kjaer who Milan have the chance to buy permanently from Sevilla for €2.5m.

The Danish centre-back overtook Mateo Musacchio immediately and became the partner of Alessio Romagnoli. Nonetheless Milan are looking at other profiles for that position, primarily Tanguy Kouassi of PSG, but a defence full of very young players could be risky.

Mateo Musacchio is unlikely to remain if he is set for another season on the bench. His contract will expire in 2021, which should make his transfer not particularly complex, perhaps even with a small fee involved.

The discussion is slightly different for Leo Duarte, who was purchased last summer for €11million and has a contract until 30 June 2024. No team are likely to offer €11m after the serious injury he suffered this season, but the loan hypothesis is absolutely not to be to discarded.

The presence of Kjaer could prove invaluable: the former Fenerbahce man has already been tested and can be signed for a minuscule fee, meaning he can be useful even under Rangnick due to the guarantees he offers.

Tags AC Milan Simon Kjaer Tanguy Kouassi