MN: Quality midfield depth a necessity for Milan as French duo are targeted

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are looking to bolster their midfield both in terms of quality but also quantity with two signings possible, according to a report.

As MilanNews reports, the midfield department was probably the one that suffered most last year due to a combination of injuries, Covid cases and suspensions, with desperate measure required such as Davide Calabria and Rade Krunic playing in the double pivot at times.

Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are considering the idea of giving not just one but two new midfielders to Pioli, profiles who would join Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessiè as options for the holding midfield duo in the 4-2-3-1.

Given that the latter two have African Cup of Nations commitments and there will inevitably be other inconveniences, depth is very important so as not to put the full weight of the responsibility in midfield on Tonali’s young shoulders.

Yacine Adli and Tiemoue Bakayoko are the two names that currently seem most likely to join. The former is a flexible midfielder, with an excellent vision of the game and good technique like Bennacer, while the latter is more of an excellent alternative to Kessie given his physicality. If both were to arrive, the midfield can be considered complete.

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