Tuttosport: From Raspadori to Zaniolo – Milan aiming to build on their Italian core

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan director Paolo Maldini is not just focusing on talents from abroad to strengthen the squad but also domestic players too, a report claims.

According to what is being reported by Tuttosport (via SempreMilan.it), Maldini and Ricky Massara are considering building on the Italian core of the team in order to meet requirements for the UEFA squad list, which requires a number of homegrown players.

One certain new arrival in this sense will be Tommaso Pobega, who will return from his loan at Torino and will soon renew his contract with Milan. Then, Alessandro Florenzi’s permanent signing from Roma is getting closer and closer.

The true Italian dream of Maldini and Massara remains Nicolò Zaniolo, for whom Milan are ready to present to Roma an offer of €25m plus Ante Rebic as a counterpart, but Sassuolo duo Domenico Berardi and Giacomo Raspadori are also on the list, as is Genoa’s Andrea Cambiaso for the role of deputy to Theo Hernandez.

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  1. Don’t think Raspadori will do well, playing good at Sassuolo is different than playing good at Juve milan and inter, that’s more pressure, if you lose at Sassuolo there isn’t a problem, if you win it’s nice. I rather go for Nkunku but that will be impossible I think

    1. Milan has bought great ammount of players from smaller clubs over the years that has been a great success so the logic that professeses we shouldnt buy players from smaller teams is downright ridiculous, Recent players bought from small clubs includes tonali, bennacer amongst others but we actually also has a long history of buying players from smaller teams ending up being an integral part of our teams so the logic is flawed at best.

  2. Only Cambiasso worth there from that list. The rest are just over price like Berardi,raspadori ( both are inter merda fans) . While zaniolo suffer both leg got ACL. Just sign Cambiasso for theo rotation

    1. franco baresi was first at a tryout at inter but wasnt signed by them and then ended up in ac milan instead so this isnt really a valid argument whether a player would be successfull or not. I dont care whether people wants this or that player but the arguments of small clubs or who they supported shouldnt stand in the way of moves if the players are deemed worthy additions by the management.

      1. You are 100% right.
        Players are fans of a club when they are young. Once they start getting paid the only club they are a fan of is the one that cuts their checks.

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