The young Empoli attacking midfielder has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent times, and will surely earn himself a big move this summer as a result. It was a dream come true for Riccardo Saponara after agreeing to the terms on a move that would see him arrive at his beloved AC Milan in the summer of 2013. Milan were looking to rebuild following the sales of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva, and for Saponara it was a proud moment to join the club where his idol Kaka played. Mattia De Sciglio and Stephan El Shaarawy had already established themselves as starters in Milan’s first team, and Saponara was expected to follow suit along with Bryan Cristante. However, things did not go according to plan as the philosophy of focusing on youth changed before the transfer window closed. Ironically it was Kaka who prevented Saponara from realising his dream in the iconic red and black shirt. The Italian playmaker would […]
Selection policies at Milan, be it under Max Allegri or Clarence Seedorf, have been questionable more often than not. Topping these bizarre choices, rather lack of choices at all, is the blind eye that has been turned to 22-year-old Riccardo Saponara.