Ten years on, AC Milan are looking to try and recreate the January 2011 transfer window which provided three signings to help the title bid.
According to MilanNews, Barcelona’s Junior Firpo is Milan’s main target for the left-back position even though Diogo Dalot has shown he can play there. The distance between Milan and Barcelona remains, but the Catalan side are beginning to lower their demands.
Milan are happy to pay €1m for his six-month loan and Barcelona want an option to buy set at €20m, while the Rossoneri want it to be €15m max. Contacts with the boy’s entourage are frequent.
Milan, to date, are the only top team in Serie A that is operating on the market to further strengthen and complete the squad available to Stefano Pioli in terms of depth and quality.
In January 2011, Mark Van Bommel, Urby Emanuelson and Antonio Cassano arrived to join a Milan side in first place and aiming for their first Scudetto in over half a decade. It was three pieces that gave quantity and quality Max Allegri’s group.
Signing Firpo would be a further sign of how Milan want to be competitive on all fronts, net of what will happen in the Coppa Italia derby.
Fikayo Tomori should arrive soon, and it seems that Milan are now convinced that the time for delaying is over and they are ready to make big calls.
Leo Duarte and Andrea Conti – both out of the plans – have said goodbye to go and find minutes elsewhere. A few more days and then the squad of Pioli will be completed and competitive.