“Traorè? I’ve been following him since 2015. He has shown his best in the upper left wing position.”


Giovanni Galli, former AC Milan goalkeeper, spoke about the devil in front of the Gazzetta dello Sport microphones, touching on several topics including the transfer market. Here are his words:

What about Traorè del Sassuolo?

“We are in 2015 when I was the manager of the technical area of ​​Lucchese. A friend of mine came to greet me in town and said to me, ‘Let’s have lunch together, I have two very very talented guys here, a 2000 vintage and a 2002 vintage, I would show them to you.’ It was Hamed Traorè and Amad Diallo: I took them to train with the Lucchese ’99 group and I was amazed. I made a few phone calls and found out who was interested, Empoli and Atalanta. Today Hamed is a 25-30 million player and Diallo was paid 40 million by Manchester United.

The Rossoneri see him as an alternative to Renato Sanches, on the front line or possibly in midfield.

“Let’s start with a premise: an attacking midfielder doesn’t come out of nowhere, especially as we’re talking about a role that has changed a lot over the years. Having followed Traore closely these seasons, I am convinced that he has shown the best of himself in the high left wing position, also thanks to the great work of Dionisi. Traorè has very good movement, stamina, attack depth and is very strong in one-on-ones. The ease with which he takes aim is a quality that shouldn’t be lost. I don’t know if putting him in a more central position can be just as devastating: he’ll have to learn to play with his back to goal, to play diagonally, I think to make Hamed a real attacking midfielder he has to you do that a while work on it. Maldini will probably have seen potential in the player in this position as well.

Wouldn’t the road be blocked by Leao from the outside?

“Milan will play at a high level in three competitions and Pioli will need all his players. It’s impossible to believe that everyone is always playing. Have you seen Tonali? A year ago he seemed to have ended up in the second row, this year he has conquered a leading role thanks to the rotations in midfield.

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