February 29, 2024

With Samuel Chukwueze and Christian Pulisic sidelined against Udinese, Stefano Pioli has three distinct possibilities to finish the Milan trident attack.

Even though Pulisic’s muscle strain was determined by tests to be not significant, he will probably be rested this weekend in order to be ready for the Champions League matchup against Paris Saint-Germain.

Since Chukwueze would be his obvious successor, Pioli must search elsewhere, and La Gazzetta dello Sport considers his choices.

Although he has very little experience, Luka Romero is a candidate for the position and shown that he still has a lot of learning to do in defence by giving up the free kick that led to the equaliser against Napoli.

Although he has only made cameos against Cagliari, Juventus, and Napoli, this would be his first start wearing the Milan jersey.

Noah Okafor could also be moved to the right. flank, since he has experience playing there for Switzerland, although he was signed to play either as Rafael Leao’s left-wing replacement or as a center-forward.

This season, he has already netted two goals against Lazio and Cagliari.

Alessandro Florenzi is the least likely option, but he is more than needed to shore up the defence given that Marco Pellegrino is out for six weeks due to injury incurred against Napoli, and Pierre Kalulu is out for four months.

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