WHO HAS convinced you that he’s “from Milan” since he arrived in the summer of 2011?
We’re not halfway through the season yet but the Christmas break is a good chance to look back and review what we’ve seen from Milan so far and particularly from the new players that arrived to Milanello.
Five players reinforced Massimiliano Allegri’s squad in the summer of 2011 (six if you include Alberto Paloschi who was sent to Chievo on loan after a few weeks) and all of them have already featured in the XI.
Philippe Mexes joined Milan on a Bosman transfer; he arrived injured (knee) and only in October he was given his debut following fitness and physical problems. Mexes recently played two games in a row alongside the excellent T. Silva and he seems to be gaining match fitness and will soon be back at his top.
Like the Frenchman Taye Taiwo joined Milan on a free deal and like Mexes, Taiwo was dealing with some injuries when he arrived. Taiwo failed to impress Massimiliano Allegri, who left him out on the bench or in the stands in most of the games this season. However, Taiwo is now improving and gaining confidence.
Adriano Galliani pulled off a fantastic deal by bringing Antonio Nocerino, an Italian international, from Palermo on the last day of the market for less than €1 million. Nocerino proved to be vital in Allegri’s Milan this season and already scored 6 goals this term, including one hat-trick. He’s a starter for this Milan.
Alberto Aquilani was brought on a loan deal from Liverpool, with an obligation to sign him in the next summer if he makes 25 appearances for Milan. Aquilani has broken into Milan’s starting XI and provided six Serie A assists in 15 games (20 appearances in all competitions so far) and scored one goal for Milan.
Genoa wonder-kid Stephan El Shaarawy is probably a player every Milan fan wants to see as he’s very young and full of talent. El Shaarawy has 1 goal to his name since joining Milan on co-ownership (il Diavolo paid €10 million for 50% of the player), but he has failed to play regularly for Max Allegri’s side.
So who was Milan’s best summer signing in your opinion? Vote now!!