Compared to other major European countries, the transfer market in Italy has been boring. However, the top players in the First Division are still able to boost their ranks, even by low-cost means. but the quietest football This giant market was undoubtedly the champions controlling themselves. Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have only added a few names to the Milan squad. so did Rossoneri The rest is on their laurels after the first Scudetto They triumphed in eleven years, or did they choose quality over quantity?
In this article, we will compare Milan’s current squad with the one at the coach’s disposal last season, from goalkeepers to attackers.
For the second consecutive season, Mike Maignan will be the final first choice among the sticks, with Ciprian Tătăruşanu as his replacement, and the extensively experienced Antonio Mirante as the third choice.
Therefore, the division has not changed, but Mainan’s ever-increasing confidence and experience in the Italian league will cement his place as one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in the league.
The verdict: The names are the same, but Maignan could get even stronger this season.
In: Malik Thiao, Sergino Dest
Exit: Alessio Romagnoli
By buying Alessandro Florenzi’s side, Milan had hoped to keep the same full-back division, but the latter’s injury led to a last-minute addition at Sergino Dest.
Furthermore, the departure of their former captain Alessio Romagnoli has shaken things up a bit at the heart of the defence.
New signature Malik Thiaw remains a mystery package, and he’ll have a mountain to climb in order to establish himself in a regular spot, especially after Simon Kjaer returns.
So Rossoneri He may have lost his captain long ago, but it is worth noting that he has already been relegated to the bench through the formidable partnership between Pierre Kalolo and Fikayo Tomori.
Verdict: Stronger thanks to the always thriving Kalolo and Tomori partnership.
In: Tommaso Bubiga, Aster Franks
Exit: Frank Casey
A host of famous names have been linked with Milan throughout the summer transfer window, with management hoping to bolster the squad with a strong midfielder.
At the end of the day, Tommaso Pobiga turned out to be the main addition to the center of the park, as the Italians returned from an impressive loan period in Turin.
Furthermore, a young Aster Franks hopes to become the new Kalulu by making a rapid advance through the ranks.
Although Frank Kessie’s last club involvement was a bit disappointing on a personal level, the Ivorian remains one of the strongest midfielders in Serie A in the past five years, and one cannot help but feel that his absence will be noticeable in binary. Axle especially without proper replacement access.
Sandro Tonali and Ismael Bennacer will do their best to make up for the shortfall, but this department is not the same without the “President”.
Wingers / Attacking Midfielders
In: Charles de Kettlery, Yassin Adly
Exit: Samo Castillejo
Maldini and Massara spent the majority of the summer chasing Charles de Kettleri, and early signs are that the Belgian was worth every minute and every penny.
At the former young club Brugge, Milan now have a great playmaker who can make the difference with his elegant touch and superb skills.
Fellow newcomer Yassin Adly appears to be lost in dribbling at the moment, but he could still play an important role at some point if given a proper opportunity.
Verdict: More quality and extra depth. Undoubtedly stronger
In: Divock Origi
Given the advanced ages of Olivier Giroud and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – as well as the Swede’s actual “part-time” status – Satan He simply had to add another striker to the mix.
However, the choice sparked a lot of controversy, with many questioning Divock Origi’s credentials and his ability to prove himself as a useful addition to the Milan squad.
At Liverpool, the Belgian was considered a local hero and a man at the same time. In Milanello, the 27-year-old’s early days are split between bunker and nursery, who doesn’t quite expect a bright future. But at this point, the final verdict would be largely immature.
Verdict: Better depth, but the level of quality remains inconclusive.
As seen above, the striker’s position is still in doubt for the club, but the hierarchy has managed to strengthen the supporting staff by adding two promising young talents (particularly De Ketelaere).
While the midfield may be the biggest question mark, we tend to give Milan the edge of the doubt, and remember that this season’s team is stronger than the last.
Kessié and Romagnoli’s alternatives may be far from top notch, but Rossoneri The most undermining bliss remains the core of events for star players.
In the likes of Theo Hernandez, Kaloko, Tomori, Tonali and Rafael Leao, Milan have a plethora of hungry young players who are yet to reach their full potential despite their impressive feats last season.
Therefore, Beauley can rest assured that his project is on the right track, even if one or two additional arrivals will stop the whole debate.