Kjaer Rejoices for Return but Another Option Is Coming

Simon Kjaer returned on the pitch for the first time since tearing his ACL in the recent friendly against Olympique Marseille. He featured for 20 minutes while donning the armband. He had been on the shelf since mid-January.

The center-back commented afterward (via La Repubblica).

“Obviously, I’m happy. The journey took eight long months, but it was also somewhat fun in its own way. I’ve suffered to finally be able to play next to my teammates. Now it’s time to grow, both personally and as a team. I’m fine, even though clearly there’s some rust. You can do everything possible in practice, but real matches are different, and the confidence is partly lacking. I need to play, and it’s also mental matter.”

Kjaer will open the season as the top backup behind Fikayo Tomori and Pierre Kalulu while he’s eased into action. Milan intend to sign another defender. The positive development will allow the directors to look for one less hastily.

According to the publication, they are seeking a left-footed specialist to replace Alessio Romagnoli. Abdou Diallo appears to have become the frontrunner over Japhet Tanganga for that reason. PSG want to offload him, but they will not just give him away. The management is high on Evan N’Dicka, but he’s rather pricey.

Our Take on Kjaer and the Milan Defense

With most of the summer budget understandably being used to sign Charles De Ketelaere, the bigwigs will probably have to scavenge for a bargain. Diallo would suffice given the prospective limited role, although the formula and his wages might be obstacles. Someone who could back up Theo Hernandez too would be ideal.

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