A little over a year ago, Milan decided to part ways with Mattia Caldara after what had been a few disappointing seasons. Once touted as the future of Italy’s defence, the 26-year-old is now out of favour.
He isn’t just out of favour at Milan either, as Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini has used him just five times in the league this season. When he returned to the Bergamo side, the €15m buy-out clause included seemed like just a formality.
One year later, however, the situation is very different and according to Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Atalanta are leaning towards not activating the clause. In other words, Caldara could return to Milan at the end of the season.
It remains to be seen if they will give him a second chance or if it’s time for yet another move, which most likely would be a permanent one this time out. Either way, it’s a dilemma for the Rossoneri as it won’t be easy to sell him.