Tuttosport: Pioli could change formation to suit Udinese star De Paul should he arrive

By Oliver Fisher -

A formation change cannot be ruled out if AC Milan were to sign Rodrigo De Paul from Udinese, according to a report.

Both Kessie and Bennacer are set to miss a few Milan games because of the AFCON in early January 2022 until the beginning of February, with Ivory Coast and Algeria among the pre-tournament favourites. Presuming Tonali stays, the fourth midfielder in the squad is Rade Krunic, fresh from a season in which he proved to be useful in several roles but tending to struggle more as a deeper-lying midfielder.

According to the latest from Tuttosport (via GazzettaDelMilan),  Maldini and Massara are looking for a midfielder who can help cover for the impact of Bennacer and Kessie’s absence. Rodrigo De Paul is a target for Milan but it is unlikely he would play as a defensive midfielder in Pioli’s 4-2-3-1. However, with him, Pioli could also deploy the team in a 4-3-3.

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  1. Zoro Caloro says:

    Lol why!! Yes De Paul can play out wide but he’s so much better and more decisive in the center. Oh Pioli… please leave

    1. Kourosh says:

      It’s just baseless rumors and guessing. Calm your tits. smh

  2. Men3m Loz says:

    We should use this formation 4-3-3 in some matches for more cover in midfield.

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