Milan forced to change transfer strategy after Kjaer knee injury

by | Dec 2, 2021 15:57

Simon Kjaer will undergo knee surgery tomorrow, meaning Milan will need to change their transfer strategy and look for a new defender in January.

Kjaer sustained a knee injury during the Rossoneri’s 3-0 loss against Genoa on Wednesday and will undergo surgery tomorrow.

The Serie A giants have yet to provide a medical update on the Denmark captain and his recovery time is still unknown, but Kjaer is expected to remain out of action for several weeks.

Milan director Paolo Maldini said on Monday that the Rossoneri were not planning to bring in new faces in the January transfer window but, given the latest developments, the club’s plan will have to change.

Kjaer to undergo knee surgery tomorrow

Milan only have Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Matteo Gabbia at centre-back, so a new defender will be needed in the winter transfer window.

According to, Torino‘s Gleison Bremer is on top of their shopping list, but the competition for the Brazilian defender is fierce.

Maldini comments on Milan January transfers and meeting with Shevchenko

Monaco’s Benoît Badiashile, Lens’ Facundo Medina and Caleb Okoli, currently on loan at Cremonese from Atalanta are also on the club’s radars.

Bringing back Mattia Caldara from his loan at Venezia is another option Milan have. While searching for the right defender, the Rossoneri have already changed their transfer strategy.


  1. Rosario

    Milan only have Fikayo Tomori, Alessio Romagnoli and Matteo Gabbia at centre-back…’

    I see now FI has ‘writer’s from English football websites writing tripe on here. Might as well get someone from the NFL to come and comment on serie a.

    Kalulu’s future and now has him best suited to a centre back role. He’s naturally a fit for that side alongside Tomori, as he did yesterday.

  2. Essi

    during the Rossoneri’s 3-0 loss against Genoa

  3. Vero Rossonero

    @Rosario. I disagree. I think he is a lot more comfortable at RB. But to your point, he can play CB. If the club does go out and get someone I hope it’s more of a loan/cheap buy for depth more than an attempt at bringing in a Kjaer “replacement”. I think long term decisions like that should wait for the summer and also news of the seriousness of Kjaer’s injury. The club still needs to find a starter at RW, and young striker capable of starting and scoring, and depth at AMC. Let this be Gabbia’s chance to definitively show he belongs here. Then if he doesn’t in the summer you recover Kjaer and make a move for a good CB to make up for the departing Romagnoli and Gabbia (since he’ll either be moved on or kept as the 4th option). If Romagnoli renews then I say do nothing in this department until 2023, and focus on the aforementioned positions in 2022.

  4. DB Milan

    Kalulu has the engine to play at right back, he should continue to do so. Bringing Caldara back would be a good option. As said above, any big signings should be left until summer.

  5. oluwaseun awofodu

    Milan options are enormous like:

    CB – Carboni, Bremen, A. Becao, S. Ferrari, and Buongiorno.

    AMC – Joao Pedro, Trossard .L

    RW – Raphinha, N. Sansone or Politano

    CF – G. Simeone, Scamacca and Colombo

  6. Acemilan

    Not sure we can afford Scamacca , he is on fire though.

  7. MaLdinis heir

    Second chance for Romagnoli?

    I usually call things wrong so hopefully I’m wrong again.

    We do need a new CB in January though so perhaps give Romagnoli a few months to prove himself.

  8. rosario sempre inter

    I like the guy he is a class act and wish him well. Not enough depth in this current Milan team and that is one of the reasons we will be placing the second star on our shirts come next season.

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