10 Experienced Faces AC Milan Should Add to Their Young Squad
Milan are now in full rebuilding mode after the squad made it clear that they could not compete financially with some of the lavish spenders in Europe.
Adriano Galliani and Silvio Berlusconi will work hard this summer to bring in a few experienced faces to give a balance to the youthful exuberance already at the club.
Here are 10 veterans Milan should add to their young squad over the summer transfer window...
Even though Adil Rami was loaned to Milan in January after being shunned by Valencia, there are doubts about whether or not the Spanish club will give the Rossoneri a discount to buy out the 28-year-old central defender who has impressed in his half-season in Serie A.
Buying out Rami to keep him in the squad is a move in a positive direction for the club.
The 27-year-old deep-lying playmaker could work in Clarence Seedorf's system. He's been one of the more underrated midfielders in Italy quietly honing his skill at Atalanta, where he's been a staple of their midfield.
Cigarini could be one of those low-cost purchases that could really help Milan's stagnant midfield, perhaps slotting in as a squad player in one of the two defensive midfield positions.
It's incredible that a goalkeeper as good as Sorrentino just finished playing in the second division with Palermo.
He's long been one of the most steady between the pipes and could be a good option for the Rossoneri as a backup to a younger player.
Dzemaili has fallen out of Napoli's rotation and could be a cheap pickup for the Rossoneri as they look to reinforce and add depth to their midfield.
The Swiss international is always a goal threat from outside the box and can also provide defensive steel as well as decent creativity.
Taarabt has decent experience for his age and is another player currently on loan who has impressed plenty since joining from Fulham.
His vast array of tricks and a penchant for the spectacular has already made him a fan favorite at the San Siro.
Expect Milan to exercise their buy-out for the player, and hopefully fans can have a reason to cheer as Taarabt signs a contract with the team.
Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov would be a dream for Clarence Seedorf to utilize on the flanks, as he'd be the right man for the champagne football the coach is trying to bring.
Kolarov has a menacing left-footed shot from outside the area and is also a free-kick specialist.
Barcelona defensive midfielder Alex Song has hardly been utilized by the club after joining from Arsenal in 2012 where he was a mainstay.
The Cameroonian would be a vital piece to Seedorf's 4-2-3-1 alongside a more technical midfielder in front of the defense.
Paletta will be a hot commodity this summer after having an excellent season with Parma and being called up for the World Cup where he'll feature on the Italian national team under Cesare Prandelli.
Even though the naturalized Italian comes with a moderately high price tag, he'd be an excellent addition to a Milan squad that will look to refurbish its defense this summer.
This is purely fantasy, but a midfielder such as Rakitic would be an immense addition to Milan. The Croatian has been sensational for Sevilla, showing his prowess for scoring goals as well as an incredible creative instinct.
Rakitic would be out of Milan’s budget unless they sell one of their stars for a reasonable amount.