Mattia Caldara is set to return to Milan after his time at Atalanta and it remains to be seen what will be done with him.
In 2018, Milan reached an agreement with Juventus which saw them exchange Leonardo Bonucci for Mattia Caldara.
The center-back however failed to make any sort of impact at the club, spending the vast majority of his time at Milan injured – making just 2 appearances.
In January 2020, Caldara and Milan decided to it was best to part ways and the Italian returned to Atalanta, where he’d previously made a name for himself, on an 18-month loan deal with option to buy for an undisclosed fee. However, Atalanta have chosen to not use their option to buy out the player.
As a result, Caldara, now 27, is set to return. As reported by Milannews.it today, some clubs have asked for information about Mattia – also clubs from abroad – but at the moment there are no negotiations in place with anyone. In any case, Milan want to evaluate the player during the pre-season to see if he can be useful during the next season, as he has a contract until 2023.
Caldara will have to impress Pioli and make him believe that he can be a valuable member of a squad that will play in the Champions League next season and will again be in the fight for Top 4.