The injury of Lucas Bilgia, who will stay out for 4 months, has forced AC Milan to accelerate negotiations with other midfield targets.
AC Milan inevitably runs for cover after the serious injury of Lucas Biglia. Also because, even in a best case scenario the Argentine metronome won’t be back on the pitch for at least three months (read here). The injury, in fact, is much more serious than initially expected. So the 32 year old will be out for four months after calf surgery.
An icy shower for Gennaro Gattuso, who had found in the Argentinian a leader on the pitch and in the locker room. The former Lazio star, in fact, had been one of the best performers of the AC Milan squad so far, redeeming the disappointing displays of his first year at San Siro. For now, Rino has adapted Tiemoue Bakayoko in Biglia’s position while Jose Mauri, Andrea Bertolacci and Riccardo Montolivo are not seen as worthy alternatives.
Milan Transfer News: Leandro Paredes is Biglia’s replacement
Already very active active on the market for a striker, sporting director Leonardo must now concentrate on the even more urgent issue of finding a proper replacement for Lucas Bilgia. In reality, a reinforcement in midfield would have arrived anyway, but as an alternative to the South American. AC Milan need a new regista of quality and quantity at the center of the pitch.
According to Il Corriere dello Sport, in the last hours there has been an acceleration for Leandro Paredes of Zenit in St. Petersburg. The big problem, however, remains the economic request of the Russian club. Zenit value Paredes at 30 million euros and are not willing to accept lower offers. The good news is that the player has already said yes to Milan and dreams of a return in Serie A. In his 4 years in Italy Leandro Paredes played for Chievo, Empoli and Roma.
Another prestigious name on the radar of the Rossoneri is that of Aaron Ramsey. The Premier League star has announced he will not renew his contract with Arsenal and will become a free agent next summer. AC Milan are favorites to land his services but a move can’t be materialized in January. The Rossoneri would prefer to sign Ramsey on a free transfer (next summer) also taking into consideration that Arsenal have no intention to negotiate his sale in winter.