News broke out only a few games into the season – the signing of Brazil’s new talent, Lucas Paquetá. The hefty fee, €35m, that accompanied this move triggered many to worry that he could be a flop or a waste of money. For a player coming from Brazil, the move needs transition time for the player to get accustomed to the league. He was thrown right into the deep end, playing Juventus and Napoli twice in his first 5 games. Instead of struggling, he flourished with some stellar performances and 2 assists to go along with it. No-one expected these results, but he improves week by week against the toughest of opponents. He topped it off this weekend, with a brilliant finish in a 3-0 win against Cagliari at the San Siro. Paquetá is destined for a bright career in Milan, that much is certain.
Milan lacked a creative midfielder throughout the months leading to the January transfer window and Milan beat PSG to his signing. His versatility and dribbling prowess led many around the world to believe this man was the hottest talent coming out of the Campeonato Serie A, and Leonardo wasted no time securing his signature.
Piatek looks like the superstar who started this season as top scorer, after 4 goals in 2 starts with the Rossoneri. He arrived with a steep price tag as well – €35m – but suffice it to say, he hasn’t disappointed so far. In his first start, he scored a brace against second-placed Napoli, and he followed it up with a goal against Roma, then one on the weekend against Cagliari. His clinical finishing, coupled with his striker’s instinct has proved a smart buy for Leonardo and Maldini, and his quality is really starting to show to the Milan faithful.