GdS: Serie A rules will influence Milan’s summer market – breakdown of the current squad

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s choices in the transfer market will be influenced by the regulations that must be adhered to with regards to the composition of the squad list.

La Gazzetta dello Sport confirms that the rules for Serie A entail that a team can name a 25-man squad, but at least four must have come through the academy at that club (must have been there for a period of 36 months between the ages of 15 and 21) and four must have come through the academy at another Italia club (the same criterion, regardless of the Nationality).

This will influence the choices of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara given that Alessio Romagnoli and Franck Kessie’s contracts are set to expire and they fit into the latter category. It could mean that Alessandro Florenzi is signed permanently for that reason as much as for his performances.

Here is the current state of the squad:

Trained in the academy: Calabria, Gabbia, Pobega (on loan at Torino), Plizzari (on loan to Lecce).

Trained in Italy: Florenzi (in case of signing from Roma), Caldara (on loan to Venezia), Tonali, Mirante (expiring), Romagnoli (expiring), Kessie (expiring).

Under 21 (no registration required): Lazetic, Maldini, Colombo (on loan to SPAL).

The others: Maignan, Tatarusanu; Hernandez, Ballo-Touré, Kjaer, Tomori, Kalulu; Bakayoko (two-year loan), Bennacer, Krunic, Diaz (two-year loan), Adli (on loan at Bordeaux), Saelemaekers, Castillejo, Messias (if bought fom Crotone); Rebic, Leao, Giroud, Ibrahimovic (expiring).

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  1. Rules that force clubs to have Italian grown players have the effect opposite to intended. There are very few genuine quality Italian players out there. That’s why clubs can demand crazy money like 100M for Belotti, 50M for Scamacca, who had barely one good season, etc. As a consequence no club wants to buy them and they end up wasting their careers in mid table clubs and never reaching their full potential.

  2. This will bring down serie a and its quality. Sincerely speaking Italian football is on precipice. The stronger the league , the more quality Italian players and more competitive they are.I remembered how my uncle enjoyed Italian football in late 90s and early 2000.Then English football is behind but they allow foreigners to invest,now look at the results.

  3. No problem i think. To replace romagnoli just sign another young defender similar like him example Viti from academy Empoli, to replace Bali Toure just sign cambiasso or parisi,both from Italian club academy. 4 Italian from AC Milan academy should be easy too :Calabria,Pobega,Plizarri,Gabbia. Another 4 from Italian club academy : Viti ,Parisi or Cambiasso,Florenzi ( if we buy him from AS Roma) ,Tonali ( from Brescia academy)

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