9 Players on loan by AC Milan this season, who deserves to enter the first team next season?


This season, AC Milan loaned at least 9 players to other clubs. Of that number, who deserves to be included in the first team of the Italian League giants next season?

Ahead of the opening of the summer transfer market, AC Milan is a busy team. The Italian League giants have begun to be widely associated with a number of names, which are claimed to be brought to the San Siro.

The Rossoneri themselves do have a number of needs that must be met in the summer transfer market, in order to perform even better next season.

The reason is, a number of stars will leave, and there are a number of sectors that need strengthening along with the performance of some mediocre retainers.

In midfield, for example, the Rossoneri need to bring in a new name as Franck Kessie is said to have agreed to move to Barcelona.

At the back, they will also be left by captain Alessio Romagnoli who is close to Lazio so they need a new central defender.

Even on the front lines, the situation of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has not extended his contract which expires this season, has made AC Milan start preparing to look for a new bomber.

A number of names have also been widely linked with Milan to fill these positions, such as Sven Botman at the back, Renato Sanches in the middle, to Divock Origi at the front.

On the other hand, apart from the names above which are uncertain, there are 9 names that are certain to come to the San Siro this summer, namely players who are currently on loan at other clubs.

Some of them are doing well at their current clubs, so they have the opportunity to enter AC Milan’s first team next season while saving AC Milan’s spending money. Who are they? Here’s the review.

5 Names with Low Chance
Alessandro Plizzari

Goalkeeper Alessandro Plizzari has been on loan at Lecce since last February, having missed the first half of the season with a knee injury. So far, he has only played in Lecce’s last 3 matches in Serie B.

With Mike Maignan and Ciprian Tatarusanu as first and second goalkeepers, Alessandro Plizzari’s chances of getting into the first team depend on whether AC Milan will extend third goalkeeper Antonio Mirante’s contract which expires at the end of this season.

Central defender Nikolaos Michelis is on loan at Willem II in the Dutch Eredivisie. However, there he struggled to find a place and has made just 13 league appearances with 7 substitutes, and has not played in over a month.

With that note, it is very likely that Nikolaos Michelis will return to loan even though the Rossoneri actually need a new centre-back.

Leo Duarte

Leo Duarte became another central defender who was loaned out by AC Milan, to Basaksehir to be precise. There he was quite successful as a mainstay and has appeared in 26 Turkish League matches, aka only 4 times absent.

However, the fact that he was always on loan by Milan during Stefano Pioli’s coaching era shows that the coach is not very suited to the Brazilian defender’s game. On the other hand, it is more likely that Duarte himself has the chance to be made permanent by Basaksehir who has that option.

Marco Brescianini

The status of a former youth team captain, Marco Brescianini struggled to penetrate the first team so he was loaned to Monza. Unfortunately, the midfielder also failed to steal the show and has only made 5 appearances in Serie B this season.

Although AC Milan need a new central midfielder, with Marco Brescianini’s unconvincing form at Monza, it will be difficult for the 22-year-old midfielder to break into the Rossoneri first team next season.

Jens Petter Hauge

Considered not meeting expectations after being brought in last season, Jens Petter Hauge was loaned to Eintrach Frankfurt. With the German club, he managed to score 3 goals and 1 assist from 26 matches.

Appearing quite slick, it is believed that Hauge will not return to AC Milan because Eintrach Frankfurt has an obligation to make him permanent on conditions that are quite easy, namely to escape relegation.

4 Names With Good Chances
Yacine Adli

Purchased from Bordeaux last season, Yacine Adli was loaned back to the club until the end of this season. So far, Adli has performed quite well by scoring 1 goal and 7 assists from 27 appearances in Ligue 1.

With AC Milan’s need for back-up for Brahim Diaz in flux this season, Yacine Adli deserves to be given the opportunity to fill the role instead of having to spend money to bring in new players.

Tomasso Pobega

On loan to a fellow Serie A club, Torino, Tomasso Pobega managed to steal the show. The 22-year-old midfielder managed to become the first choice with 26 appearances, and completed it with a score of 4 goals and 2 assists.

AC Milan itself was previously widely said to be targeting Renato Sanches to replace Franck Kessie, although it was later claimed that he had begun to hesitate to bring in the Portuguese star.

With his good form at Torino and his status as a homegrown player, choosing Tomasso Pobega as Kessie’s replacement could help AC Milan save money and make it easier for them to comply with league rules regarding squad composition.

Mattia Caldara

Mattia Caldara successfully nettedThis is the loan period in Venice as the main choice. So far, the 27-year-old defender has appeared 24 times in the Italian League, aka only 5 times absent, and scored 1 goal and 1 assist.

With a fairly mature age and experience appearing in the Italian League with Venezia and Atalanta, Caldara deserves to be given the opportunity to compete in the center back post next season.

Moreover, despite planning to bring in a new central defender in Sven Botman to cope with Romagnoli’s departure, the Rossoneri center back sector remains thin considering the condition of Simon Kjaer who is in doubt returning to his best form after a long injury.

Lorenzo Colombo

On loan to SPAL who are now playing in Serie B, Lorenzo Colombo has performed quite well. The 20-year-old bomber managed to score 6 goals and 1 assist from 28 matches, although his last goal came in November.

Lorenzo Colombo himself had expressed his desire to enter the first team. However, his fate will depend on the arrival of a new striker and the status of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. If Milan bring in a new bomber and extend Ibra’s contract, it is likely that Colombo will return to loan.