Having qualified for the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 2011, AC Milan are currently in an exciting period, although still far from their most successful past. In order to get closer, the upcoming summer seems crucial to continue shoring up a squad that could suffer some important losses, such as Rafael Leao or Brahim Diaz. And ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport‘ asked us which players the advanced statistician recommends for the Rossoneri in four specific positions: Leao’s replacement, right winger, attacking midfielder and young striker.
On its website, in different articles separated by position, Luca Bianchin, journalist of the Italian newspaper, collects the query made to us, looking for a profile similar to Kessie, midfielder currently at FC Barcelona with whom Milan became Serie A champion, in which the Italian of Sassuolo, Davide Frattesi, fits especially well. Trying to find names with potential to arrive and perform at Milan, Driblab thought of Manuel Ugarte, Frattesi himself, Yunus Musah or Zenit’s Wendel.
The request contains more contrasted profiles and more emerging bets, as in the case of Angelo Gabriel, a profile in which AC Milan could invest thinking about the future, or Marcos Leonardo for the position of ‘9’, one of the most interesting strikers in Brazilian soccer under 20 years old. Along with more experienced options such as Hakim Ziyech, the wings will surely be one of the areas where Milan will have to look deep into the market.
Taking into account several factors such as youth and projection, the economic scale in which Milan moves, the player’s minutes in his current club or having already played in Italy, Driblab also recommended players like Ademola Lookman, Luis Sinisterra, Rayan Cherki, Roony Bardghji, Roko Simic, Ricardo Pepi or Falorin Balogun.
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