With the entire world stuck in some sort of limbo due to the COVID-19 threat, sports and recreational activities remain in suspension as governments and health agencies try to restrict human contact as much as possible. Football is no different, with virtually every league coming to a standstill, with no clarity on when matches can be resumed safely. In such a scenario, while there have been genuine fears of clubs going bankrupt and seasons being cancelled, some clubs have already begun their planning for the next season and the next transfer window, whenever they may come around.
AC Milan are one such club, who are pressing ahead with their transfer targets and looking to secure deals for the summer transfer window. With the uncertainty around football, it benefits them to do so at this time as well, with asking prices likely to drop as well as lesser competition from other clubs for their targets. With Milan wanting to challenge for the title next season, they need to sign players – and if you think they can challenge then you should visit ng.bettingsites24.com and back them at the best available price.
One of the deals being apparently worked on involves Diego Laxalt. Yes, you could be forgiven for having forgotten about his existence, particularly as part of Milan’s squad – he was on loan at Torino till January, and upon returning, had only made one substitute appearance in the Coppa Italia for Milan before the season was suspended.
The Uruguay international could finally be on his way out of the San Siro for good, though, as Milan are looking at the possibility of sending him back to his former club Genoa, in exchange for Paolo Ghiglione. Milan’s struggles at right-back have been well documented, with Davide Calabria and Andrea Conti both struggling to nail down their spot in the side when given the chance to do so, and Ghiglione could be an upgrade on both of them. The right-back has made five assists, and scored one goal, in 22 appearances this season, being one of the few consistent performers in an inconsistent Genoa side, and with Laxalt being offered in exchange, Milan could get their man for next season.
Further up the field, there have been reports that Milan are going to go all out to try and land Lucas Torreira from Arsenal. He is apparently available for £35 million, with Mikel Arteta reportedly not as keen on him as his predecessor Unai Emery was. The Uruguayan had an impact at the Emirates during his first few months, but has struggled to become a regular in the first XI, despite having already made 83 appearances for the Gunners.
He would be perfectly suited for Milan, as his energy and reading of the game make him perfect for a role in defensive midfield. He has the ability to position himself well to cut out passing lanes for the opposition, and despite his diminutive size, is a strong tackler as well. Moreover, he is direct in possession, preferring to drive forward with the ball at his feet, and his dribbling ability and passing range allow him to start attacking moves as well as shut down the opposition in the middle of the park. Thus, he could be the all-action midfielder that Milan have not had for a number of years, which explains their persistent interest since last year.
These are just two of the moves that AC Milan are rumoured to already be working on at the moment. With stories linking them to Brescia’s rising starlet Sandro Tonali as well, it is safe to say that the hierarchy at the San Siro has been busy during this time in trying to strengthen the squad for next season. While it remains to be seen as to whether the Rossoneri are able to pull off any of these transfers, it is at least refreshing to see some sort of future planning taking place at the club, something that has been severely lacking over the last few years.