MN: Milan unlikely to sign a right-back to cover Florenzi’s injury

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are not likely to sign cover for Alessandro Florenzi despite rumours suggesting otherwise, according to a report.

Florenzi could be set for an extended period on the sidelines as Stefano Pioli has admitted that the muscle injury he sustained during last night’s 0-0 draw against Sassuolo does not look good.

The full-back was chasing a ball that landed over his shoulder and he instantly pulled up grimacing in pain, and it seems ‘fairly serious’ as per the Milan boss.

Reports then emerged suggesting a right-back like Davide Zappacosta or Gabriele Zappa could be signed in order to provide cover given the hectic schedule coming up between now and the World Cup.

MilanNews report that in the past few hours there has been talk of the possible arrival of another full-back, but the Rossoneri are currently unlikely to go out and sign a replacement for the Italy international.

It must be remembered that Pierre Kalulu can shift over to right-back if needed, while Alexis Saelemaekers has also played that role too during his time at Milan and prior at Anderlecht.

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  1. Between Salamaekers and Kalulu I’d hope we can make do as cover for Calabria. If anything happens to Calabria, maybe a 3-5-2 would be worth experimenting with.

    1. I don’t think it would be the same sort of level – getting a backup right-back on loan for a year is different to looking for a starting left-footed RW who’s better than the options we currently have.

  2. Dest is perfect because he can play both RW and RB. Hopefully he starts mostly at RW so that terrible Messias and terrible Saele can stay on the bench as much as possible.

    If Calabria needs a rest and Kalulu needs a rest (or Kalulu needs to play CB because Tomori or Kjaer need a rest), then Dest can also rotate into the RB position.

    GENIUS signing by M&M!!!

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