Milan Want Backup for Kessié: Torino Man Targeted?

Milan’s quest for bolstering their midfield could reportedly trigger a Domino effect for the likes of Genoa and Torino. Soualiho Meïté has been at the heart of the Granata midfield since his arrival to Turin in 2018, but he would definitely jump at the opportunity to make a big career step-up and join the high-flying Milan.

According to Calciomercato, Rossoneri directors Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara have identified Torino’s French Ivorian as the rightful backup for his compatriot Franck Kessié.

The report cites that Sandro Tonali is battling Ismael Bennacer for a starting spot within Stefano Pioli’s double-pivot, whilst Kessié doesn’t have a natural replacement, which is why the physical and dynamic Meïté could fit the bill for Milan.

On the other hand, Rade Krunić is not officially on the market, but the arrival of an additional midfielder could spell the end of the Bosnian’s disappointing stint at Milanello, as he’s already struggling for playing time.

In this case, Genoa would be interested in signing the former Empoli player as the returning Davide Ballardini is looking to rebuild the Grifone’s midfield so it would fit his own tactics.

To complete the merry-go-round between the three clubs, Lasse Schöne – who’s currently frozen out of the Genoa squad – would be allowed to join Torino as a replacement for Meïté, as manager Marco Giampaolo is said to be an admirer of the Danish veteran.

Our View on Meïté to Milan 

Although this triple-transfer may seem too complicated to be fully accomplished, it is by no means an impossible task if the players and clubs have the will to pull it off, especially when it seems to meet the needs of the parties involved.

Meïté might not be the grand star that Milan fans would wish for, but the 26-year-old would be an important addition to take some weight off Kessié’s shoulders, while Schöne and Krunić would both relish the chance to prove their worth elsewhere.