Milan Urged to Keep Ahold of In-Demand Goalkeeper

Milan bid farewell to Stefano Pioli and two charismatic veterans, Olivier Giroud and Simon Kjaer, after the season finale versus Salernitana. Two of them indicated Mike Maignan as a key figure for the future in their remarks to Sky.

The coach weighed in first.

“Milan lose some personality, but the lads here have grown. The first that comes to mind is Maignan, who can be a reference point in the locker room.”

Giroud seconded such a thought.

“I think some players will be able to fill the void, for instance Maignan. He has personality, and I think he should continue to be a leader on and off the pitch.”

The goalkeeper isn’t a lock to stay put in the summer amid challenging talks to renew his contract, Tuttomercatoweb informs. The Rossoneri will have to be wary about his weight in the dressing room and the losses they have already endured while evaluating the offers for him.

The Frenchman missed the season finale due to another injury, a finger dislocation, but should be able to recover in time for the Euro, L’Equipe informs (via Eurosport).

Our Take on Milan and Maignan

If the reports about his demands and the team’s proposal are true, he’s the most likely to depart among their stars, but they can still roll the dice and take it to next year since his contract expires in 2026. The Rossoneri will surely need to add some leadership after the departures. Young and talented squads are salivating, but experience always comes in handy.

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