DIEGO LOPEZ will reportedly play from the start in Spain while Armero could also get minutes.
Milan played a friendly match against Pro Piacenza yesterday and they won 5-1 but on Sunday (17.8) they will face a much bigger test when they play Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium.
New Rossoneri signings Lopez and Armero did not take part on Thursday in the match against the side that got promoted to the Lega Pro last year, since their respective moves from Real Madrid (free loan but Madrid are entitled to performance-related bonuses) and Udinese (loan with no option to buy because his contract expires next year) were only made official a day earlier (Wednesday) and they didn’t get much of a chance to train with Inzaghi and the team.
The team is not training today due to an Italian holiday called Ferragosto and will return to work on Saturday before leaving to Spain on Sunday morning. According to Milannews.it, the new duo is expected to play against Valencia in two days’ time. It’s claimed that Lopez could play already from the start of the match. The 32-year-old is of course very familiar with La Liga teams, having spent his entire career in his birth-country.
Armero will also apparently get minutes against Valencia. The Colombian will have to earn his place in the starting XI since Mattia De Sciglio is the preferred player in the role of the left back (as long as Ignazio Abate plays on the right side).