SPAL president admits he is trying to get Colombo back: “It is up to Milan”

By Oliver Fisher -

SPAL president Joe Tacopina has revealed a desire to re-sign Lorenzo Colombo on loan from AC Milan but admitted the decision is not in his hands.

Colombo was sent out on loan at the start of the season, joining Serie B side SPAL to help in their quest for promotion glory. Both the team and Colombo himself started well as he quickly notched five league goals in his first 10 games, but SPAL fell away and the goals dried up as he did not score in the second half of the season.

His loan spell has now officially ended but there has been subsequent suggestions that another term out on loan beckons, one that is more likely to potentially be in Serie B again, while it seems SPAL are very open to having him back for the 2022-23 campaign.

Joe Tacopina, their president, was asked about the future of Colombo during an interview with and he confirmed the desire to have him back for a second season, though he admitted a spell in the top flight may now beckon.

“Regarding Lorenzo I spoke with both Maldini and Massara. We obviously would like to have him back, but it is up to Milan to decide if they prefer that the boy have an opportunity in a Serie A club or whether to send him back to gain experience in Serie B,” he said (via

“If so, SPAL are a candidate to still have him in the team, but at the moment I still don’t know what it will be.”

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