Lucas Biglia’s agent has stated that working with Stefano Pioli again is an ‘advantage’ for his client, who doesn’t care about any transfer offers.
Milan bought the African Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament, Ismaël Bennacer, in the summer, but Lucas Biglia still played an important part in the first seven games of the season.
Marco Giampaolo is now gone and has been replaced by former Fiorentina and Inter coach Stefano Pioli. However, the Italian press expects Pioli to continue counting on Biglia, considering the two have history as they worked at Lazio together from 2014 to 2016.
“How is Lucas doing? He’s doing well. He worked hard to recover from a series of injuries that last year didn’t give him a break,” Biglia’s agent, Enzo Montepaone, told Calciomercato.com. “For what he’s doing, I would say that he’s really in great shape both physically and mentally, almost like in the times of Lazio.
“What didn’t work with Giampaolo? I’m sorry for the coach. He worked very hard and well. Giampaolo had understood how to best make Lucas and his teammates perform and it’s a shame that he couldn’t reap the rewards of his work, which unfortunately wasn’t valued.
“If fate wanted Biglia and Pioli to meet again? Let’s say that it’s a huge advantage. Pioli knows him perfectly, it’s all time earned. Lucas is really in great shape, so he can give a lot to the new coach and to Milan. Those who know football, know perfectly well that the role of the regista is fundamental, especially if, like in Pioli’s game, he is made as an element on which to base the entire maneuver of the team. I’ll give you a comparison to understand: it’s like with Argentina: does Messi need to score…? Give the ball to Lucas and he’ll surely get it to Messi. There could be no better choice for Biglia.
“If I talked with the club considering there was talk about Biglia leaving in the summer and the fact that his contract expires in June 2020? I talked to the club in the summer and they told me clearly that they believe in Biglia, the facts prove it. The mercato rumours are always there but Lucas has only Milan in his head.
“If we talked about a renewal and if there are offers for which I’ll look in January? I follow what Biglia says. He chooses with his heart. He wants to do his best with this shirt. He told me that he’s super focused and that he has an objective of playing a great season with the Rossoneri and that he’s not interested in other offers. At the end of the season, we’ll see what to do, there’s no hurry.”