There’s no doubt that Stefano Pioli’s Milan side is young, but do they really lack experience in the roles? And what is the average age of each department? MilanNews.it took a look at this in a new piece on their site.
Gigio Donnarumma (21-years-old) is the undisputed starter in goal, although the contract renewal is yet to be resolved. Ciprian Tatarusanu (34), signed from Lyon this window, will be his deputy and Antonio Donnarumma (30) will be the third choice.
Current average age: 28.3 years.
The Rossoneri are looking for a centre-back that can work alongside Alessio Romagnoli (25) and potentially as a replacement for Simon Kjaer (31). Matteo Gabbia (20) and Gabriele Bellodi (20) will be on the bench once the captain returns.
The future of Leo Duarte (24) and Mateo Musacchio (30) is uncertain. As for the left-hand side, Theo Hernandez (22) is the undisputed start, while Diego Laxalt (27) could still move elsewhere before the window closes.
On the right, however, Calabria (23) and Conti (26) are waiting for information from the management. Kalulu (20), who was signed on a free transfer from Lyon, will most likely be the deputy to the starter.
Current average age: 24.4.
While waiting for feedback on the Tiemoue Bakayoko front, Milan reinforced the midfield with Sandro Tonali (20) from Brescia and Brahim Diaz (21) on loan from Real Madrid. Ismael Bennacer (22) and Franck Kessie (23) will remain as the midfield tandem.
Further up the pitch, Hakan Calhanoglu (26) is leading the team with his creativity, expected to sign a renewal soon. On the other hand, the future of Krunic (26), Paquetá (23), Halilovic (24) and, on loan, Pobega (21) and Maldini (18) are in doubt.
Current average age: 22.4.
The attacking department will be entrusted to Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38), with Ante Rebic (26) and Lorenzo Colombo (18) as the alternatives. Finally, the stay of Castillejo (25), Saelemaekers (21) and Rafael Leao (21 years) has been confirmed.
Current average age: 24.8.
Overall average age: 25.0.