Milan Announced Squad for Bordeaux Friendly
AC Milan have just announced the squad that head coach, Vincenzo Montella set up for their first friendly game against French outfit, Bordeaux next Saturday. Just like previous reports given, several names such as Keisuke Honda, Riccardo Montolivo, Gianluca Lapadula along with Lionel Vangioni won't be flying due to fitness problems. This basically means that Milan are calling up several primavera players into the first team squad, since there are not many available for now, considering there are also other players who are still having an extra holiday following their participation in Euro 2016 and Copa America.
Checking out the list of 24 players who Montella called up for Saturday encounter, there's also a curiosity regarding Alessandro Matri's absence, though he might also have some fitness issues at this early stage of season, but the potential of him leavng Rossoneri is very big. An interesting youth player that got the call up is young striker, Luca Vido, who has been attracting attention of Italian football enthusiasts recently. Unfortunately, young midfielder, Manuel Locatelli is still participating with Italy Under 19 in the Euro Under 19 Championship in Germany so he won't be tagged a long for the friendly tie.
Here are the Milan's called up players for the match against Bordeaux (courtesy of AC Milan.com):
Donnarumma (99), Gabriel (22), Livieri (97)
Abate (20), Antonelli (31), Calabria (96), De Santis (42), Ely (93), Paletta (29), Romagnoli (13), Vergara (30)
Bertolacci (91), Bonaventura (5), Crociata (41), El Hilali (43), Suso (8), Gabbia (46), Jose Mauri (4), Poli (16), Zanellato (45)
Luiz Adriano (87), Menez (7), Niang (11), Vido (44).