Milan Extend Backup Contract, Lose Fullback for Months

Milan have taken care of one of their most precious backups but will have to make do without another one for a long time due to injury. Rade Krunic has extended his contract until 2025, while the full extent of the injury suffered by Alessandro Florenzi was announced. The former has tacked on one more season to his previous deal, which would have ended in 2024.

The Bosnian midfielder joined the Rossoneri from Empoli for nearly €9M in 2019. He has collected 92 appearances, scoring twice and providing 5 assists. He has generally been one of the top depth pieces in the midfield.

The veteran has retained such a role this season despite the return of former loanees Tommaso Pobega and Yacine Adli, although he picked up a thigh strain early. According to Tuttomercatoweb, he’s targeting the Dinamo Zagreb game coming up next week for his return.

On the same day Milan prolonged with a key reserve in Krunic, Alessandro Florenzi flew to Finland to undergo surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right thigh. Doctor Lasse Lempainen, one of the top specialists for this kind of problem, performed the operation.

The Italian international is expected to be able to practice fully in five months, therefore deep into 2023. The Rossoneri suspected the injury to be serious right from the get-go. The veteran got hurt in the Sassuolo game right before deadline day. The Scudetto winners quickly signed Sergino Dest from Barcelona to replace him. Similarly to the ex-Roma man, he can also feature on either defensive flank and as a winger in a pinch.

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