Milan´s Comeback

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We all have noticed that Milan´s incoming seasons won´t be any similar to what they´ve been in recent years, such as splashing a lot of money in smart signings and building a video game-like squad. For example, they’ve add first team players for no more than £35.70m, for a total of £161.08m in 10 players, all of whom have an average age of 23.3 years. Signing smartly and building a strong starting lineup. Having coach Vincenzo Montella, who last year brought them back to European competitions, to start this renovation.

Remember when 2 seasons ago, Milan biggest signing was Giacomo Bonaventura for £5.95m and a bunch of washed up free agents, for a team that was on the verge of bankruptcy? Well, that´s not happening anytime soon, because Chinese investor, Yonghong Li, leader of the Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux, decided to buy 99.9% of the club. The Chinese group is investing a lot of money to make the club great again.

Milan´s strong signings will surely give us a very impressive and young lineup. Starting with Donnaruma at goal, who surely was one of the most impressive news at the start of the transfers market, by rejecting the club´s contract renewal and then, signing a deal for the length of 5 years with the club. The defense will be improved by the signing of Italy´s star defender, Leonardo Bonucci, from Serie A rivals, Juventus, and for the impressive fee of  £35.70m.

With the acquisition of young full backs, Ricardo Rodríguez, and Euro U21 revelation, Andrea Conti will surely bring a strong defense and a variety of options in attack when both of these players decide to go forward. One of La Liga´s top center back, Mateo Mussachio will also be joining the team. All of these signings will come to help already proven center back, Alessandro Romagnoli to make a impenetrable defense for the Italian Club.

In midfield, the only veteran signing, Lucas Biglia will take the control of the team and help the rising star, Frank Kessie improve and fortify an exciting midfield project. Free kick and long shot expert, Hakan Calhanoglu will be the maestro and connection between midfielders and forwards, bringing to the table a new way to attack from out of the box. The young star, Manuel Locatelli, could fight for the starting job and also be a strong alternative for the coach, Vicenzo Montella.

In the attacking side of the field, Portuguese star, Andre Silva will be a talent to follow for a breakout season after scoring 17 goals in 31 appearances for Porto in Liga NOS last season. A big signing is yet to come for the attacking third, after having Alvaro Morata and Pierre-Aymeric Abuameyang who were top priorities, declined. The young Italian prospect, Andrea Belotti, has seriously linked with the move to Milan, providing a stronger attack. Other options like Nikola Kalinic have been linked with the club, who also has the Colombian striker, Carlos Bacca.

One or two signings are yet to come that’s why Milan´s season should be followed because we could see the end of Juventus´regime and the comeback of one of Europe´s historic clubs. A young and strong team is on the rise to erase these past few dark years. The renovation has started.




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