Milan recently acquired Devis Vasquez from Guaranì and mulled signing one further goalkeeper, but they are likely to stay as is between the sticks. The Rossoneri don’t know when Mike Maignan will be back from his calf injury, as coach Stefano Pioli recently stated.
According to Sky, the reigning Serie A champions tried to onboard Sergio Rico and Marco Sportiello, who would have started in the short term. However, they were unable to come to terms with PSG and Atalanta. Ciprian Tatarusanu will continue to fill in, with Vasquez and Antonio Mirante as his backups.
La Dea’s director Tony D’Amico slammed the door over the weekend.
“Sportiello is and will remain our player. We never had any contact to sell him.”
In any case, he will be the new Milan deputy goalkeeper next season, joining on a free, as the two veterans are on expiring contracts. The Colombian youngster will either be the third-stringer or be flipped to open up a spot for an extra-EU player.
Mirante received a call from Spezia, which just lost their backup Jeroen Zoet for two months due to a knee injury, and from Cagliari, Corriere dello Sport informs.
Our Take on Milan and their Goalkeeper Problem
Adding Rico or somebody of that ilk would be ideal. However, the newcomer would have to be a clear upgrade on Tatarusanu, who has mostly been fine and answered the bell. Or it wouldn’t make much sense to have a multitude of shot-stoppers. As for Maignan, it’s probably a matter of weeks, not months.
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