Milan are reportedly contemplating sending young midfielder Yacine Adli out on a loan deal in the summer to sharpen his skills and make him more valuable to the team in the future.
According to a report from Daniele Longo, Rossoneri manager Stefano Pioli sees Adli only as an attacking midfielder and any prospect of starting in a midfield or defensive midfield role is currently being ruled out for the 22-year-old. With the likes of Charles de Ketelaere, Ismael Bennacer, Brahim Diaz and Rade Krunic playing more often, Adli has fallen out of favour from Pioli’s plans this season.
Milan made a significant investment of around €10 million last summer to land the Frenchman after he had a sensational campaign with Bordeaux. However, despite many expectations, the Paris Saint-Germain graduate has only found a total of 144 minutes of game time in Italy. It has been clear that Pioli isn’t able to fit Adli in his side and the presence of the 22-year-old isn’t syncing well with his game plan.
Club directors Paulo Maldini and Frederic Massara have tried to protect the Frenchman hoping that he will be getting more playing time this season but their wishes haven’t been fulfilled. The investment is considerable for Milan and considering how Adli isn’t even earning a chance from the bench, the only way to get a return from the asset is to loan him out.
No clubs have registered a notable interest in the midfielder as of now, but his situation is clear to other European clubs who will hope to swoop the talent in the summer.
Trambak Bhattacherjee | GIFN