Midfielder Rade Krunic could be in line to make his first competitive start for AC Milan against Torino, a report claims.
Head coach Marco Giampaolo is expected to make a number of changes for the trip north to Turin on Thursday night as the team looks to put Saturday’s derby defeat to Inter behind them.
With the team having scored just one goal in open plan from the first four games of the Serie A season, change is needed to freshen up the approach.
As per a report from Sky Italia, both full-backs are set to change with Theo Hernandez preferred to Ricardo Rodriguez at left-back and Davide Calabria coming back in for Andrea Conti after serving his suspension.
In addition to this though, the outlet claims (via MilanNews.it) that there could be a surprise starter in Krunic – who may take the spot of Franck Kessie as the right-sided central midfielder.
Krunic arrived at Milan earlier this summer for a fee of €8m plus bonuses, becoming the second signing for the Rossoneri after Hernandez.
The Bosnian impressed last season with Empoli, amassing five goals and six assists in 33 Serie A appearances despite his side being relegated.
La Gazzetta dello Sport (via MilanNews.it) claimed earlier in the month that Giampaolo has not yet used Krunic as he believes that he must learn more discipline. Now, though, his time may have come…