As Milan continue to prepare and plan for the new season, it appears as though Tommaso Pobega could get a chance to prove his worth to Stefano Pioli this summer.
The 21-year-old spent last season on loan at Pordenone in Serie B, and after their bid for promotion came to a disappointing end, he will now take a short break and await a decision from the Rossoneri on what happens next. As we wait for activity to build ahead of the new season, try these live casino games to keep busy and perhaps win big too.
As per MilanNews, via Trivenetogoal.it, it has been suggested that Pobega will join up with the rest of the senior squad for pre-season and will in turn be closely evaluated by Pioli and the coaching staff to determine whether or not he should be part of their plans in the upcoming campaign or if he would be better off sent out on loan again.
Given his impressive season this past year coupled with the lack of quality depth that we’re currently set to struggle with in that department, it surely makes sense for Pobega to get a chance to prove his worth, especially if we have 50+ games to play across all competitions next year.
Talented youngster, big decision ahead…
Naturally, there is obvious sense in another loan spell as it will help his development and improvement if he is able to play consistently and gain experience, ideally in Serie A to see how he adapts to the top flight.
However, after bagging six goals and four assists in 34 appearances last season, he arguably got the experience that he needed to show enough to Milan to suggest that he could be an important part of our future plans if he continues on his current path.
With Lucas Biglia leaving the club on a free transfer and after Rade Krunic struggled to entirely convince this past season, that leaves Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie as the only two solid options to play in the double pivot in front of the defence in our preferred 4-2-3-1 system.
Milan and Pioli need much more than that to be competitive on multiple fronts across an entire gruelling campaign, and just as we’re seemingly set to do in defence with youngster Matteo Gabbia pushing Alessio Romagnoli and Simon Kjaer for a starting berth, we could see the same with Pobega in midfield.
It’s important that we continue to give youth a chance, especially if it’s homegrown talent. While that’s not to say we don’t still need to sign another top midfielder this summer, the talented starlet arguably gives us some flexibility in terms of not necessarily having to bring in two players for that area of the squad.
Much will seemingly depend on how he performs during pre-season and in training at Milanello when the players report for duty, but Pobega has arguably served his apprenticeship over the past year, and it could now be time to step up to the top level and try to make his mark to give us another option in midfield.
It’s already been seven years since the youngster joined us, now hopefully he’ll join Gabbia and several others in trying to cement their places in the Milan first-team next season and beyond.