Lopez and Armero to debut against Valencia?

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Diego Lopez at Milanello earlier this week (@acmilan)

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.

Milan beat Pro Piacenza 5-1 in training friendly
Milan in for a winger: Costa, Cerci and Lavezzi the top options

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).

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Shackur
5 years ago

This is a match to judge Milan current strength not against picienza new pro league comer

arya
arya
5 years ago

Honda needs to start in midfield along side Poli and De Jong. Niang is better than El Shaarawy at the moment and deserves to start with Menez and Balotelli. De Sciglio and Abate will fight for right back for me either on is fine but not De Sciglio at left he’s looking very confused on the left lately not to say he’s not capable of playing there but we have Armero and Albertazzi who are good enough. Alex and Rami in the middle. Alex is good guys don’t judge by pre season its not fair and makes us look really… Read more »

Nas
Nas
5 years ago

I still think we’r light in midfield I’d love to see costa and song coming I know it’s highly unlikely though plus another center back ideally Doria, then I think this transfer window would be the best we’ve had for years

Oliver
Oliver
5 years ago

Armero is maybe a upgrade ovet constant but still a flop and lopez is a decent goalkeeper but 32 yers old!!!!! Future… Perin better and sell
Poli,cristante,balotelli,niang,pazzini,zapata and gabriel or agazzi
IN: ronaldinho on free (expirence and good backup), klose, jackson martinez, john obi mikel and i really hope we keep essien because he is still a good midfielder and zaccardo aswell because he is a good backup for mexes and alex and can play aswell as a rb

N3G
N3G
5 years ago
Reply to  Oliver

I`m having a hard time figuring out if you are serious or if you are just trolling, lol.

kiza
kiza
5 years ago

the team should look like this i reckon ,
lopez

Abate/de sciligo – zapata – alex/rami – armero

honda – de jong – poli

niang / menez – balotelli – el sharawary

thats what i think our starting eleven should be i think that’s pretty solid

milan2280
milan2280
5 years ago

I think the Midfield in the beginning should look like dis….

Honda
de jong poli

Honda is a number 10 player, and should always play the number 10 position. Not on the right or anywhere else, hes proven to change the game and provide sum sick a#& assists to the attacking players. Then give some time for sapo in the end ~

El sha balotelli menez/Jiang
Honda
De jong poli
Armero Zapata Rami de sciglio
LOPEZ

We should have a solid win! Forza Milan!!

Mo
5 years ago

What does everybody see in poli Y not muntari I’m not a montari fan but my god anybody else

JaRossoneri
JaRossoneri
5 years ago

TRANSFERS: -Doria is not coming to Milan, we just fired and disrespected someone he is close to (I keep repeating this, yet I still see Doria’s name being mentioned on this blog). -From what I’ve seen Cerci is much better than Costa. Cerci is more powerful, appears faster, is a better scorer, and, I have seen Cerci use his right foot, Costa appears to not have a right foot. -Taarabt is better on the ball than both Cerci and Costa. There are very few players in the world today who are better on the ball than Taarabt. *Cerci should be… Read more »

Mo
5 years ago

When de Jong is in it’s like playing with 5 defenders it’s really 4-1-2-3 2 mid r going to do nothing against a good team. y not 4-1-3-2. U only need 2 strikers. Does anybody know what other team plays with 3 strikers?

robijas
robijas
5 years ago

The problem is we will deffinatly not get cerci do you seriously think we will pay 20 mil for a player hahahah not going to happen lets face the facts we are cheap these days its embarressing so you can rule out cerci nd costa but i think tarrabt will come because he is pretty cheap but anyone over 10 mil FORGET about it.

robijas
robijas
5 years ago

we need to get rid off
Bonera
Essien
Zaccardo

There just discusting footballers. can’t handle them being in milan

sipo
sipo
5 years ago

how our starting 11 should be what you’s think?

EL 92 – Balo – Niang/Menez

Honda/Tarrabt

Poli/Muntari – De jong

Armero – Alex/Rami – Zapata – De scilgo/Abate

we cant put a better team on the pitch so you’s pretty much cant disagree haha if so who the hell else should start if not these players!!

Rossonero93
Rossonero93
5 years ago

So you are telling me that we got a free loan for Armero, and after the loan we get FREE ARMERO TOO?

Simo
Simo
5 years ago
Reply to  Rossonero93

Yes. The same happened to Muntari.
It seems to be a great choice by Galliani. We can have him for a year, and after that, we may sign him if he proves to be a great LB. I hope he does, because he has the potential, we all could see that on the World Cup, and in Udinese.

el____nino
el____nino
5 years ago

We need reus…..common 25 millions is a bargain. ….pay his buyout clause. ..give pazzini no 9 jersey and reus no 11……..If not spend that 25 millions on a good young midfielder like verratti …and 5 million fr taraabt….We are sorted …simple..We don’t need costa

Or get gabriel barbosa from Santos. ..17 year old left footed striker. …He is going to be better than neymar……..but i guess barca has the first option to buy him. ….They secured it during neymar ‘ s transfer

Nas
Nas
5 years ago

“Very few players better on the ball than taarabt” if he’s so good why is absolutely nobody interested in signing him?? Because he’s average at best, there’s countless better players out there than him and Douglas Costa is 100% one of them and so is cerci but at 27 years old he’s not worth 20 million

Kwabena Adu
5 years ago

Essien,Muntari,Zacardo,Agazzi and Poli should leave they

triniboy
5 years ago

we she buy khedira to help with the mid field and play 4-1-3-2 and sell and loan some players

triniboy
5 years ago

to help balance the books

Shams Arafat
Shams Arafat
5 years ago

Taarabt has too many flaws in his game. He’s a maximum 60 min player. Quite selfish, unnecessary tricks, doesn’t track back plus he’s always disappear in big matches. Even if he was a little good there wud be a host of premier league clubs chased after him. Coz 5m is nothing. But the reality is he’s utterly not professional, hasn’t trained a single day. Milan wud be better off without him. Galliani is right to wait for him until the last day. Because there’s absolutely no one going to bid for such a player. If Milan can get either cerci… Read more »

disguised_fellow
disguised_fellow
5 years ago

In 4-3-3 formation, we actually can’t really use a most of our midfielders. Think about the times when Honda came in January. So much expectations, yet he fell short. I believe he has a lot more to deliver for this jersey. Ning is a talented player, and tries to improve. We have Poli, Soponara, De Jong, Muntari, Montolive, and Menez. Not to mention, we have Cristante, Mastour and other youngsters in the team ready to jump in. In my opinion, we should get either Cerci or Diego Costa. At the same time, we should think about the formation and squad.… Read more »

N3G
N3G
5 years ago

Menez and Niang are attackers, not midfielders. Muntari is just a back-up at best.

The midfield could either look like this:

————–Honda/Sapo—————

——Poli/Christante——–NDJ——-

or like this:

—-Honda/Sapo———–Poli/Sapo—–

——————NDJ——————

So I think 4-3-3 will suit our midfield just fine,

besides, every good team needs players to be competing for their spots, so I wouldn`t worry too much 😉

RP
RP
5 years ago

Diego Lopez, De Sciglio-Rami-Alex/Zapata-Armero, Montolivo-De Jong-Muntari,Niang-Balotelli-El Sharaawy
We should take Taarabt and Diego Costa.

N3G
N3G
5 years ago
Reply to  RP

Monty won`t play for quite some months, and would you really take Muntari to start over Poli and Honda?

In fact I`d rather see Cristante start instead of Muntari, (not every match though, he should be rested alot to allow him to ease into the team,Poli & Honda or Saponara can start instead.)

Nas
Nas
5 years ago

@shams Arafat
I couldn’t agree more your 100% exactly right and having one maverick at the club in balotelli is enough!

Incredible rhymer
Incredible rhymer
5 years ago

@ sham arafat I’m totally with you on this, taarabt gets tired easily and is not a team player, people on this blog have gone so mediocre mentally that they’ve forgotten Milan needs to go back to being a top team and we cant achieve that by goin after unwanted players cuz even the mid table teams in the epl like everton,newcastle etc are not goin for him despite his low price tag…..do’nt be fooled by the flashes of brilliance he showed for half a season even nocerino/robinho got excellent first seasons @ Milan then turned garbage afterwards IMO taarabt… Read more »

Chuck
Chuck
5 years ago

Alright this looks like a win with this squad playing Lopez – abate -mex-ram-dsig
Pol-djon-honda-menez-balo-el also let’s make a push and sign podolski they paid £11m uncle fester can try and sign him for £6m? would be a perfect fit at Milan!!!

Flexo
Flexo
5 years ago

I think that a midfielder is more required than a rw, there has been rumours about grenier, that would be a really good signing.
with him Milan could field this 11(if everyone was fit)
Lopez
Des-Rami-Alex-armero
De jong-Monty-Grenier
Menez-Balo-SES/Niang

Costa would be very welcome to but i cant see us throwing 25 mil at him.

triniboy
5 years ago

flexo i like that formation but honda should play in mid with de jong and grenier if he come