MN: One of Krunic, Hauge or Meite likely to be left out of Europa League squad – the reason

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan will be forced to make a change to their squad list for the Europa League ahead of their Europa League Round of 32 game against Red Star.

As MilanNews writes, Milan acquired three players who did not come through academies in Italy, which is a factor to be taken into consideration.

Centre-back Fikayo Tomori joined on loan with option to buy from Chelsea, midfielder Soualiho Meite arrived from Torino on the same terms for the midfield, and Mario Mandzukic joined on a free transfer to reinforce the attack.

For the group stages, Milan registered a squad of 23 players in List A. Gigio Donnarumma, Matteo Gabbia and Daniel Maldini were included in List B because they came through the academy at Milan.

Because Leo Duarte, Mateo Musacchio and Andrea Conti have left, Milan find themselves with one less trained player having been trained in Italy. This should lead to the reduction of List A players from 23 to 22.

Therefore, the report adds, it is possible to assume the exclusion of a player who took part in the group stage or who arrived during the January transfer market. Rade Krunic, Jens Petter Hauge or Soualiho Meite seem to be the most obvious candidates, as per MilanNews.

The list of players that Pioli should have available for the two-legged game against Red Star is:

List A

Goalkeeper: Tatarusanu, A. Donnarumma.
Defenders: Calabria, Dalot, Hernadez, Kalulu, Kjaer, Tomori, Romagnoli.
Midfielders: Bennacer, Castillejo, Brahim Diaz, Kessie, Saelemaekers, Tonali, Calhanoglu.
Forwards: Ibrahimovic, Mandzukic, Leao.
(Plus two of Krunic, Hauge and Meite).

List B

G. Donnarumma, Gabbia, Maldini.

Possible exclusions

Krunic, Hauge, Meite.

Tags AC Milan Jens Petter Hauge Rade Krunic Soualiho Meite

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