Milan Tracked Real Betis Fullback Late in the Window

Milan attempted to bring in a new left-back, Juan Miranda, as they anticipated offloading Fodé Ballo-Touré. The Spaniard would have been part of a trade with Alexis Saelemaekers, whom Real Betis coveted. However, the parties didn’t reach an agreement, Relevo informs.

The out-of-favor defender joined Fulham on loan very late in the window. The Belgian transferred to Bologna with the same formula. The Felsinei will pay €1M as an initial fee and have a €10M option to buy.

Milan eyed Miranda to address the position but ultimately didn’t add a new option. He has been at Real Betis for the past two seasons after joining on a Bosman move from Barcelona. He has amassed 80 appearances, 6 goals, and 9 assists since then.

The Rossoneri decided to stand pat on the defensive flanks despite freezing out Ballo-Touré early in the summer. On the other hand, they added Marco Pellegrino in the middle and retained Simon Kjaer and Mattia Caldara. Their depth will allow them to use Pierre Kalulu on the right flank and Alessandro Florenzi on the left one. Touted youngster Davide Bartesaghi is also an option.

Our Take on Milan and Miranda

Such a small role, Theo Hernandez’s deputy, wasn’t worth an investment. This would have been an acceptable way to fill it. A reliable deputy fullback on either wing wouldn’t have hurt.

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