Milan Interested In Udinese’s Pablo Armero


The Colombian is believed to be Milan’s focal point of the transfer market in summer…

Milan are considering making a move for Udinese wing-back Pablo Armero at the end of the season.

According to both Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport, the Rossoneri have identified the Colombia international as the solution to their shortcomings on the left flank.

However, while Milan CEO Adriano Galliani is said to be a keen admirer of the versatile 25-year-old, it is believed that the fee could represent a major stumbling block, with Udinese likely to demand somewhere in the region of €15 million for Armero.

Both Italian dailies claim that the reigning Italian champions are also keen on another favourite at the Friuli, midfielder Kwadwo Asamoah, but it is more likely that Armero will end up at San Siro, particularly as the Rossoneri retain a strong interest in Seydou Keita, who is expected to leave Barcelona in the summer.

Armero, who has been capped 30 times by his country, joined Udinese from Palmeiras in 2010.

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7 responses to “Milan Interested In Udinese’s Pablo Armero

  1. I really doubt this move will happen. And it’s not difficult to explain: Armero can play all three positions on the left flank, but basically he is a mezz’ala (left midfielder). Playing that position we have Nocerino and Muntari. This is the “only” problem regarding his use as a midfielder.

    What about his possibilities as a left back? This, IMMO, is even worse. I saw him playing as a left back here in São Paulo at least a dozen times and he is the closest thing next to Taiwo I’ve ever seen in world football.

    Armero needs a dramatic improve in his defensive skills to play as a left back.

    So, why to pay so much money if we already have someone like him? Only because he is used to Italian game?

    He is not a bad player at all – was blessed with an incredible pace, runs like crazy all over the pitch for the whole match, decent cross, can score some goals etc. – but this rumor makes very little sense.

    I honestly prefer Muriel from Udinese.

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    • I suppose you’re right. Even if he arrives, he won’t stand a chance against Noce & Muntari… The left midfielder option is excluded. The left back – the same. I really want Mesbah to succeed and us to end the boring tradition of left back flops. I don’t want to see Mesbah end up the way Taiwo did. The Algerian plays a lot better than Taiwo (which I don’t want to, but have to admit) and he does his best. He should be given a chance in the derbies, ’cause that is when players make name of themselves and not against Lecce or Novara.
      I think the squad is way better now, than at the start of the season. I prefer we sign a goalkeeper, a central defender (but only is Nesta leaves), a trequartista and a striker (if Pippo leaves). That is all we need for next season…

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      • I forget something: Merkel plays as a mezz’ala sinistra as well. so we have at least three players locking that position for Armero. Three, even if Noce can play as a mezz’ala destra, like the clash against the bianconeri, is too much…

        About a keeper, if u can, try to watch Bayern vs. Basel (UCL). Sommer (Basel) really impressed in the first match agsint the Germans. And he also impressed me last Euro U-21.

        Ok, he made a terrible mistake in the final against Spain. But apart from that mistake, he was perfect.

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      • Agreed. Well I think Allegri uses them on the wrong position. Noce & Urby have to swap on the left and right side. However, even if they are on the wrong ones, it brings us good results 🙂
        Anyway, yeah. I have seen Sommer on the first leg and I bet he is gonna become a hot topic in the summer. Everything is understandable. After all, he is one of the youth who have a lot to learn.

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      • Something I just realize: Allegri can change his tactical system to accommodate Armero. From 4-3-1-2 to 4-2-3-1, like Spain, Germany, France…

        And SKY Italia say our interest in Armero is real.

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