The AC Milan midfield will see changes next season. Tommaso Pobega, who spent this past season on loan with Torino, will return. Milan are working on extending his contract as he’s part of the club’s plans next season, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Romano is reporting two other developments as well. Tiemoué Bakayoko could leave the club, even though he’s still on loan there from Chelsea. In addition, Milan are re-igniting their previous interest in Lille star Renato Sanches. He’s seen as the midfield “priority target.”
AC Milan Midfield Will Have a Different Look
Depth and Talent
First and foremost, the one player assured to keep a starting role is Sandro Tonali. The Italian starlet was excellent all season long and was one of the primary reasons Milan lifted the Scudetto. He’s only 22-years-old as well. The expectation is that he will continue to improve.
Other options already on the squad include Ismael Bennacer and Rade Krunic. Bennacer starts quite often and always contributes. Krunic, on the other hand, is a solid utility player and a favourite of manager Stefano Pioli. Both are expected to remain.
Pobega is a product of the Milan Primavera. Like Tonali, the Italian midfielder is just 22-years-old. This past season he started in many of Torino’s matches, and also contributed four goals and three assists. He’s an excellent depth option for the Rossoneri to have, and essentially replaces Bakayoko who simply isn’t a fit on the team. His time in Milan is coming to an end.
Sanches is a game-changing move for Milan, if the deal materializes of course. He’s a very versatile midfielder and holds loads of experience despite only being 24 years of age. Star midfielder Franck Kessie is departing for Barcelona. Sanches is a very similar player and, for this reason, will immediately help.
The work goes on. Milan are certainly keeping busy on all transfer-related fronts.