CM: Pioli makes thoughts clear regarding future of loanee Junior Messias

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has already told the management what his thoughts on the future of Junior Messias are, a report claims.

Messias joined Milan on loan with an option to buy from Crotone on deadline day during the summer window, but it was not an easy start to life with the Rossoneri for him due to a period of natural acclimatisation and the injury problems he had.

Messias’ story was brought into the eyes of football fans around the world when he scored on his debut in the Champions League through a header that gave Milan their first win in the tournament after seven years of absence, and he has five goals in all competitions in the current campaign.

According to, Pioli considers the 30-year-old a starter in his team and he has shown that he has no problems in giving him the nod ahead of Alexis Saelemaekers. That is why he has made it clear that if it were up to him then Messias would be bought outright and would stay into the new season.

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  1. Messias in not good enough. Perhaps as a squad-player, but as a starter no. And I would also prefer a younger squadplayer (Saelemaekers or a new one).

    1. Really? You prefer Saelemaekers and his 1 goal per season? Messias has already scored more goals in a few games than Saelemaekers would in 5 seasons. Agreed an upgrade would be nice but Saelemaekers sure isn’t it. And an attacking midfielder is of more importance right now.

  2. May be better atm than Saladmaker, but he is also much older and has very little room for growth. So neither of them are good enough. Though Saladmaker still has room to improve.

    We need a Berardi like RW though if we are gonna be competitive in UCL.

  3. If we win scudetto than an automatic permanent signing i think should be obligatory, at least will send positive gesture for the squad. But still needs new signings of better quality to strengthen and add depth

  4. I would sell Rebic and make Alexis a LW with Leao then buy Berradi for RW with Messias. Bring in Sanches and
    Pobega to join Tonali, Krunic and Bennacer for CDM/CM. Belotti, Giroud and Lazcetic (sorry for wrong spelling) for CF. Calabria and Florenzi for RB, Theo and FBT(or a better player) for LB, Tomori, Kalulu (utility), Botman/Bremer, Romagnoli, Kjaer for CB and Adli, Brahim and Barak as CAM

    Magnain; Calabria, Botman/Bremer, Tomori, Theo; Tonali, Sanches; Berradi, Barak, Leao; Belotti

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