AC Milan’s mission to sign a new left-back seems to have come to an end, with Stefano Pioli happy to put faith in a Primavera graduate.
Milan have been linked with a number of different left-backs over the past few weeks from Rogerio to Riccardo Calafiori. However, Tuttosport (via PianetaMilan) reports this morning that there is now almost certainly not going to be a new signing for that rule.
Fode Ballo-Touré is still up for sale and the management hope to be able to offload him before the window closes, but the funds would not be diverted towards an external replacement.
Instead, Pioli’s plan is to promote the 17-year-old Davide Bartesaghi to the role of deputy to Theo Hernandez, having liked what he saw during the preseason friendlies in which the Primavera defender didn’t look out of place.
Alessandro Florenzi can also support Bartesaghi given his versatility and ability to play on the other side.