Oct 062020
 

Expectations were higher, at least by fans, but financial realities – some new like the ongoing pandemic and some not so new – limited this transfer window to what may be called a limited rebuild.

Early favorable deals like the loan with option for Tonali had heightened expectations but after a whole host of names for center back, full back, central midfield, right back, practically every other position were mentioned the rebuild stopped far short of being revolutionary and was dominated by further loans for Diaz and Dalot. Lack of depth and the injuries had many expecting many necessary, if not desired, moves but it didn’t really materialize. Earlier in the summer salaries were saved when Reina, Biglia, and Bonaventura left the team so more leeway was hoped for and expected too. Everyone from Tiemoue Bakayoko, Boubakary Soumare, Wesley Fofana, Ozan Kabak, Nikola Milenkovic, Mohamed Simakan, Antonio Rudiger and even Federico Chiesa were mentioned to add quality and depth but the window was to be characterized as low budget and very much a work in progress.

On the outgoing front a relative big amount was raised by receiving over 20 million for Suso. Another 20 million was raised by letting Paqueta go to Lyon. Other minor deals saved a bit more. Rebic’s exchange with Andre Silva was done in a smart way in order to make it easier for both teams to save money. On deadline day Laxalt was the only player in the news as he left on loan to Celtic. Coincidentally Celtic will be Milan’s first Europa League opponent on October 22nd.

As of October 5th 2020 Milan is battered in central defense and has little back up for most positions, with the notable exception of right back where all of Calabria, Conti, Kalulu and the newly arrived Dalot call home.

Below is a brief profile of the incoming names:

Player Summary
Name:
Diogo Dalot
Date of Birth:
Mar 18, 1999
Age:
21
Height:
1.83 m
Citizenship:
Portugal
Position:
Fullback
Foot:
Right
Agency:
None
Ownership:
AC Milan
Contract Expires:
Jun 30, 2021
Current Club:
AC Milan
Joined:
Oct 4, 2020
Player Summary
Name:
Jens Petter Hauge
Date of Birth:
Oct 12, 1999
Age:
21
Height:
1.84 m
Citizenship:
Norway
Position:
Winger
Foot:
Right
Agency:
None
Ownership:
AC Milan
Contract Expires:
Jun 30, 2025
Current Club:
AC Milan
Joined:
Oct 1, 2020
Player Summary
Name:
Ciprian Tătărușanu
Date of Birth:
Feb 9, 1986
Age:
34
Height:
0 m
Citizenship:
Romania
Position:
Goalkeeper
Foot:
Both
Agency:
None
Ownership:
AC Milan
Contract Expires:
Jun 30, 2023
Current Club:
AC Milan
Joined:
Sep 12, 2020
Player Summary
Name:
Brahim Díaz
Date of Birth:
Aug 3, 1999
Age:
21
Height:
1.71 m
Citizenship:
Spain
Position:
Midfielder
Foot:
Both
Agency:
None
Ownership:
AC Milan
Contract Expires:
Jun 30, 2021
Current Club:
AC Milan
Joined:
Sep 4, 2020
Player Summary
Name:
Sandro Tonali
Date of Birth:
May 8, 2000
Age:
20
Height:
1.81 m
Citizenship:
Italy
Position:
Midfielder
Foot:
Right
Agency:
None
Ownership:
AC Milan
Contract Expires:
Jun 30, 2021
Current Club:
AC Milan
Joined:
Sep 9, 2020
Player Summary
Name:
Pierre Kalulu
Date of Birth:
Jun 5, 2000
Age:
20
Height:
1.79 m
Citizenship:
France
Position:
Fullback
Foot:
N/A
Agency:
None
Ownership:
AC Milan
Contract Expires:
Jul 1, 2025
Current Club:
AC Milan
Joined:
Jun 1, 2020
 Posted by on October 6, 2020

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