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Simon Kjaer is a pillar of Stefano Pioli’s squad and will stay so for longer. The Dane will be promoted to AC Milan captain.
AC Milan have no doubts about the importance of Simon Kjaer. Even though the 32-year-old centre back arrived amongst general skepticism in January 2020, the Denmark star soon proved that he deserves the Red and Black jersey.
In a short time Simon Kjaer established himself as the leader of the defense and in the locker room. A figure who is a great example to follow for the young teammates, who know who to look after and ask for advice. The former Palermo, Roma and Atalanta is not only a strong defender but also a person of great human depth. And further confirmation arrived from the last European.
AC Milan have no intention of losing Kjaer. For this reason, the Rossoneri have decided to extend his contract which currently expires in June 2022. Negotiations will start soon to extend his contract until at least 2023. Kjaer’s agent Mikkel Beck confirmed in recent weeks that he would speak with the Rossoneri club about the renewal.
But there is more. Journalist Niccolo Schira reveals that Simon Kjaer will become the new AC Milan captain. After the farewell of Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Alessio Romagnoli net begin a regular starter, Milan need to pick a new captain. Simon Kjaer is set to follow in the footsteps of other legendary defenders like Franco Baresi and Paolo Maldini.
In his 18 months at the San Siro, Simon Kjaer has made 58 appearances forming a rock solid back line with Alessio Romagnoli initially, and later with Fikayo Tomori.
— Nicolò Schira (@NicoSchira) July 28, 2021