AC Milan will soon announce their squad for the Champions League and quite a few notable names will be left out due to the UEFA rules. Down below is everything you need to know about the Rossoneri’s squad.
The deadline for the Champions League squad is midnight and Stefano Pioli has most likely already decided his picks. The rules relating to homegrown players mean that the manager will only be able to name 22 players.
According to Sky Italia and MilanNews, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Alessandro Florenzi will be left out due to their respective injury. In addition to them, new arrivals Yacine Adli, Malick Thiaw and Aster Vranckx should also miss out on UCL action.
One of Ciprian Tatarusanu and Fode Ballo-Toure will also be excluded. The latter perhaps has a slight advantage given that Milan also have Antonio Mirante, who counts as a homegrown player and thus is basically a free inclusion. The likely squad is as follows…
GK: Maignan, Mirante.
DF: Calabria, Dest, Kjaer, Tomori, Kalulu, Gabbia, Theo, Ballo.
MF: Tonali, Bennacer, Pobega, Krunic, De Ketelaere, Diaz.
FW: Messias, Saelemaekers, Giroud, Origi, Rebic, Leao.
The players in italics count as locally or association-trained players. Without them included, Milan can only name 17 players in the squad.