Tijjani Reijnders looked very good in the pre-season friendlies and the midfielder should play from start in the opener against Bologna on Monday. Samuel Chukwueze, meanwhile, isn’t in top physical condition yet.
Reijnders was signed for €20m plus bonuses from AZ Alkmaar one month ago and thus took part in the pre-season tour in the US. He impressed Stefano Pioli there and has continued to do so at Milanello.
As stated by Peppe Di Stefano of Sky Italia, via Francesco Nasato, Reijnders has ‘impressed everyone’ at Milanello with his qualities. The journalist also provided an update on Chukwueze, stating that the Nigerian has 30-35 minutes in his legs.
Christian Pulisic will play from the first minute on the right flank, having been with the team for a lot longer, and it will be an interesting competition between the two throughout the season. Of course, the American can also play in a few other positions.