Junior Messias has only made one appearance for AC Milan thus far, coming off the bench against Atalanta, struggling with a few injuries at the start of this season. He will have to convince the management now, therefore.
The Brazilian was brought in as an emergency solution on the final day of the summer window, able to act as an alternative for the right-wing and No.10 role. However, the start has been uphill for him, to say the least.
According to today’s edition of Tuttosport (via MilanNews), Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara will keep a close eye on Messias. There are nine games in the next month so the 30-year-old will get the chance to show his qualities.
In addition to the buy-out clause for the end of the season, Milan also have to decide whether to intervene on the market in January or not. Stefano Pioli wants a deputy for Brahim Diaz and if Messias isn’t up for it, the Rossoneri could struggle. His performances, therefore, will determine the strategy.