Milan and the new goalscorer. How Conti’s arrival changes the team

Andrea Conti is now officially a Milan player. His arrival will boost the rossoneri’s attacking power and give manager Montella plenty of options.

After weeks of waiting, Andrea Conti was finally able to fulfill his childhood dream and in the next few hours he will officially become the newest player of AC Milan. The 23 year old right back for whom the rossoneri have splashed 24 million euros plus Matteo Pessina, strongly wanted the red and black shirt and pushed a lot for a move at Milan despite the fact that his now old team, Atalanta, and in particular manager Gasperini did not intended to sell him.

Today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport analyzes how Conti and his style of play will change Milan. In the last few seasons the young defender has done well, both in the 4-3-3 of Italy U21 and in the 3-5-2 of Gasperini last season at Atalanta. Andrea has proved to be quite good both defensively and above all in attack . The numbers of the last season clearly depict his amazing attacking abilities. Conti managed to score 8 goals and is the defender who has fired the most shots of any other defender in Serie A. At the same time, if we look at the areal duels and balls recovered, he would be in top 15 of the defenders.

Of course, repeating in a big team like AC Milan will not be simple, but Conti has all the features to do well. With a player like him manager Vincenzo Montella can pass smoothly from 4-3-3 to 3-5-2, with which he can certainly push more and penetrate more easily in the penalty area. His arrival is a clear indication that this season’s defense of three will be an option that manager Montella could use often.

Andrea Conti
Andrea Conti

Andrea Conti is Marco Fassone’s and Massimiliano Mirabelli’s seventh signing in this crazy summer transfer window. He joins a long list of newcomers like Musacchio, Kessie, Rodriguez, Andre Silva, Borini and Hakan Calhanoglu.