Tuttosport: Dalot challenges Calabria and two others queue up – Pioli left spoilt for choice

By Oliver Fisher -

In the last days of the transfer market, Milan secured the arrival of full-back Diogo Dalot on loan from Manchester United.

Heading into the summer, some might have said that the right-back spot was the club’s biggest weakness, but now there are four players fighting for that particular place in the line-up, and for now none of them appear to have a big advantage.

As Tuttosport (via MilanNews) points out, Stefano Pioli will be spoilt for choice as he can call upon the newly-acquired Dalot as well as the existing trio of Davide Calabria, Andrea Conti and the young Pierre Kalulu. It must also be considered that Alexis Saelemaekers can play there if needed.

In terms of the signing of Dalot, it is likely that the management have decided not to leave anything to chance as they do not have certainty about Conti’s recovery time and Kalulu cannot be considered a serious first team option just yet but may get there.

At the moment, the starter remains Calabria, who has been in the XI for every game so far this season and has shown signs of a recovery from a difficult 2019-20 campaign by putting in several impressive performances.

Calabria will fight to keep his spot, but Pioli can rest easy in the knowledge that if he were to have a dip, there are two or three queueing up behind him to have a go themselves.

Tags AC Milan Andrea Conti Davide Calabria Diogo Dalot Pierre Kalulu