The question that arises now, after the positive end of the mega deal between AC Milan and Juventus, is how much will change the tactical and strategic deployment of the Rossoneri on the pitch.
The arrivals of Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara, according to Sportmediaset, could also give way to a different tactical attitude in the new AC Milan led by Gennaro Gattuso. In reality, in the back line nothing is expected to change. The Rossoneri will always line up with four defender and Caldara will replace Leonardo Bonucci as center-right stopper alongside Alessio Romagnoli, the new captain of AC Milan.
From midfielder and forward adjustments will be made in order to accommodate better Gonzalo Higuain. It is possible that the classic 4-3-3 formation used throughout the last season by Rino may be replaced or alternated with a new 4-2-3-1, the same lineup that Juventus coach Allegri has often tried in the last two seasons.
To facilitate the El Pipita, Gattuso would be thinking of trying to deploy behind him three fantasistas and not just two wingers like last year. In this case Suso would remain wide right, Bonaventura (awaiting for Bernard) would act as left winger. Hakan Calhanoglu could play as central attacking midfielder in his preferred position when he played in Germany for Leverkusen.
The new formation is also perfect for the Brazilian ace Bernard that should join the Rossoneri shortly. That’s because the 24 year old playmaker is able to play in all the three midfielder attacking roles thus developing an AC Milan filled with more quality and fantasy in the most crucial department of the squad.