CM: Pioli leans on Krunic in time of difficulty as Maldini and Massara consider a reward

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini is beginning to think about extending the contract of Rade Krunic given his immense versatility, a report claims. recalls how the Bosnia international has shown that he can play as a midfielder in the double pivot, as an attacking midfielder and even as a left or right winger for Milan since his arrival, having displayed a willingness to adapt to Stefano Pioli’s needs.

It is no coincidence that his playing time has risen exponentially given the recent injury problems, and after being a third choice in most areas he has now become almost a permanent starter for Pioli, who has always used him in the Champions League (he missed the first two games with Liverpool and Atletico due to injury) and in Serie A.

Krunic will also be relied on in the match against Liverpool tomorrow, and because of his importance the Rossoneri are also evaluating another hypothesis: a renewal. It is clearly not an urgency given his contract expiring in 2024 and the priority goes to other more time sensitive situations, but Maldini and Massara are still evaluating the possibility of rewarding him by extending the deal for another season (thus bringing the deadline to 2025) and could open talks with his agent in the coming weeks.

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  1. Hahaha those fans here with their hate towards Pioli and players like Saelemaeckers and Krunic. Are you even true Milan fans if you can not see the value of a player like Krunic.. we are at first place, playing CL again after all those years struggling, still so many here so pessimistic, unbelievable!!! Maldini should start instead of Rade hahaha what a joke. Forza Milan, Forza Krunic, Forza Pioli !

  2. He’s a valuable squad player. When everyone is fit, he’s happy to be third or fourth choice or come in for the last 10 or 15 minutes. And when there are injuries, he can do the job.

    Every team need decent squad players.

    1. yup,he is not that great ,true..
      but in time of many injuries like now, player like him is good to have, versatile, somewhat useful to some extent..who knows he can unleash his dormant skills haha

    2. Exactly. You can’t have 22 starters. You need good quality squad players. We always had those before like Ambrosini being backup for Pirlo, Custacurta (last years of his career) being backup for Nesta, Serginho being backup anywhere on the left side. The list goes on and on.

  3. Can someone please tell me the main position of krunic is he a midfielder or winger or even striker? I hate seen this guy in our team

    1. He doesn’t even know you… We rely on him in times of difficulties and he has always given 100% and delivers… So quit your sentiments bro

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