Pierre Kalulu, who joined Milan on a free transfer last summer, has been included in France’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The tournament will take place between July 21st and August 7th.
It’s a good opportunity for the right-back to continue to show his qualities on a high level. Stefano Pioli granted his absence and the tournament also means that Kalulu will arrive for pre-season at Milanello late.
As highlighted by Tuttosport (via MilanNews), in addition to the late arrival and likely fatigue, he will also have to fight hard for playing time. His young age could help with the recovery but his teammates will certainly be ahead.
It seems Kalulu will mainly be a right-back next season after filling in at centre-back this past term. As Milan will be playing in three competitions, he could come in handy with his talent but he most likely won’t get a lot of playing time.