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Three players that could be leaving AC Milan in 2020
Things are bad for AC Milan: they have not been a part of continental football in several years and recent results have made fans seriously wonder whether relegation is a real possibility. Could AC Milan’s management strategy change for the upcoming January window? Probably not. Since Elliott Management, who owns 99.96% of the club, imposed a ban on the arrivals of players over thirty, AC Milan guidelines are clear: buy inexpensive talents, develop them a little, then sell-on as quickly as a decent offer from the rich leagues comes. For these reasons and the change in team characteristics, it is quite likely that some of the older players could leave Milan in the coming months.
In particular, three of the bigger names could be:
Lucas Biglia – The Argentine midfielder is in his last year of contract with AC Milan and almost surely the Rossoneri are searching a younger replacement for the next few years. The 33-year-old former Lazio midfielder could say goodbye to Milan at the end of Serie A season.
China and Qatar have already been seeking his services, with multiple offers made last summer and may very well come calling for him again soon.
Pepe Reina – The veteran keeper, who recently turned 37, is currently second choice to Gianluigi Donnarumma at AC Milan. Although he is currently under contract with the club until summer 2021, it seems very likely that he could finish his career in his native Spain, where he was a popular figure on the Spanish squad that won the World Cup in 2010. With his charismatic personality and experience, he seems the ideal profile as a mentor for Thibaut Courtois (and Alphonse Areola) at Real Madrid.
Fabio Borini – Once named one of the top players born after 1991 by Don Balón Magazine, the 28-year old defender who has spent time in England as well as Italy. During his time in AC Milan, the hardworking striker was used in more defensive roles, but he has made only a few appearances this season. Borini has quickly dropped off the radar of importance at AC Milan and is being left behind with the club’s new direction. As a result, it seems likely that the club may look to cash in on any value the player still has.