AC Milan 2023/24 – Team Analysis

Discover the transfers, squad, and potential starting 11 of AC Milan’s 2023/24 squad in our in-depth analysis. With a blend of experience and quality, explore what sets Pioli’s team apart as a competitive force in Serie A.



Christian PulisicRight Winger24USAChelsea€20.00m
Samuel ChukwuezeRight Winger24NigeriaVillarreal€20.00m
Yunus MusahCentral Midfield20USAValencia€20.00m
Tijjani ReijndersCentral Midfield24NetherlandsAZ Alkmaar€19.00m
Ruben Loftus-CheekCentral Midfield27EnglandChelsea€16.00m
Noah OkaforCentre-Forward23SwitzerlandRB Salzburg€14.00m
Marco PellegrinoCentre-Back21ArgentinaPlatense€3.50m
Luka JovićCentre-Forward25SerbiaFiorentinafree transfer
Luka RomeroRight Winger18ArgentinaLaziofree transfer
Marco SportiellGoalkeeper31ItalyAtalanta BCfree transfer

AC Milan’s activity in the 2023/24 transfer window has been marked by a significant push to bolster their squad across multiple positions. The arrivals of Christian Pulisic and Samuel Chukwueze enhance the team’s attacking capabilities, while the midfield receives a boost with the additions of Yunus Musah, Tijjani Reijnders, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Young talents like Noah Okafor and Marco Pellegrino indicate a keen focus on future growth, and the free transfers of Luka Jović and Luka Romero contribute to squad depth. The recruitment of Marco Sportiell as a goalkeeper further solidifies their defensive stability. AC Milan’s proactive approach in the transfer market reflects their determination for a successful campaign ahead in Serie A.

Notable departures

Sandro TonaliDefensive Midfield23ItalyNewcastle€64.00m
Charles De KetelaereAttacking Midfield22BelgiumAtalanta BCLoan fee:
Junior MessiasRight Winger32BrazilGenoaLoan fee:
Alexis SaelemaekersRight Winger24BelgiumBolognaLoan fee:
Ante RebicLeft Winger29CroatiaBesiktasfree transfer
Ciprian TatarusanuGoalkeeper37RomaniaAbhafree transfer
Antonio MionicCentral Midfield22CroatiaSK Lisenfree transfer
Divock OrigiCentre-Forward28BelgiumNottm Forestloan transfer
Matteo GabbiaCentre-Back23ItalyVillarrealloan transfer
Fodé Ballo-TouréLeft-Back26SenegalFulhamloan transfer
Zlatan IbrahimovićCentre-Forward41SwedenRetired
Brahim DíazAttacking Midfield23SpainReal MadridEnd of loan
Jun 30, 2023
Sergiño DestAttacking Midfield22USABarcelonaEnd of loan
Jun 30, 2023
Tiemoué BakayokoDefensive Midfield28FranceChelseaEnd of loan
Jun 30, 2023

Milan had an eventful summer transfer window with several notable departures. The sale of Sandro Tonali to Newcastle for €64.00 million was a significant financial boost. Additionally, Charles De Ketelaere, Junior Messias, and Alexis Saelemaekers were sent on loan to other clubs, contributing to the squad’s depth. Departures included players like Ante Rebic, Ciprian Tatarusanu, Antonio Mionic, Divock Origi, Matteo Gabbia, and Fodé Ballo-Touré, who either left on loan or as free transfers. Notable loan deals that concluded were Brahim Díaz to Real Madrid, Sergiño Dest, and Tiemoué Bakayoko, who returned to their parent clubs. Milan’s summer transfer activities reflected their financial prudence while managing the squad’s composition.

Legendary striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from football. He will be missed!


Manager: Stefano Pioli

2DFITADavide Calabria (captain)[113]
4MFALGIsmaël Bennacer
7MFFRAYacine Adli
8MFENGRuben Loftus-Cheek
9FWFRAOlivier Giroud
10FWPORRafael Leão
11MFUSAChristian Pulisic
14MFNEDTijjani Reijnders
15FWSRBLuka Jović
16GKFRAMike Maignan
17FWSUINoah Okafor
18FWARGLuka Romero
19DFFRAThéo Hernandez (vice-captain)
20DFFRAPierre Kalulu
21FWNGASamuel Chukwueze
23DFENGFikayo Tomori
24DFDENSimon Kjær
28DFGERMalick Thiaw
30DFITAMattia Caldara
31DFARGMarco Pellegrino
32MFITATommaso Pobega
33MFBIHRade Krunić
42DFITAAlessandro Florenzi
57GKITAMarco Sportiello
69GKITALapo Nava
70FWCIVChaka Traorè
80MFUSAYunus Musah
83GKITAAntonio Mirante

Under the guidance of Manager Stefano Pioli, AC Milan’s squad for the 2023/24 season showcases a blend of seasoned veterans and emerging talents. With Davide Calabria leading as captain and Theo Hernandez as vice-captain, the team exudes leadership on and off the field. In the midfield, the addition of Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Yacine Adli, and Tijjani Reijnders provides depth and creativity, while in the attack, the presence of Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leão, and Christian Pulisic promises an exciting offensive lineup. The solid defensive structure is reinforced by players like Simon Kjaer, Fikayo Tomori, and Mattia Caldara. Mike Maignan is considered by many to be one of the best keepers in the world.

With a promising mix of experience and youth, AC Milan looks poised for a competitive season ahead. They have a few world class players and a lot of quality in every position on the field.

Possible Starting 11

Maignan is a starter for Milan and as previously said, he is one of the best keepers in the world. The two fullback positions are taken by Calabria and Theo Hernandez, while at CB we have Tomori + 1. While Kalulu is injured, Thiaw will start for sure.

In midfield Pioli has a few quality midfielders at his disposal: Loftus-Cheek, Reijnders, Musah, the injured Bennacer, Adli, Pobega and Krunic. All players with similar quality. In the attack, Giroud is the starting #9, Leao, one of the best wingers in the world will start at LW, while Pulisic/Chukwueze are options for RW.

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