The more I think about, it's simply insane how poor our two most recent summer signings have been. This winter seems to provide a change, and hopefully the next summer will be a leap in that direction.
2018 - Higuain, Caldara, Laxalt, Castillejo. (close to 60M?)
2017 - Bonucci, Musacchio, Rodriguez, Conti, Biglia, Kessié, Calhanoglu, André Silva, Kalinic. (close to 200M)
The only players who have not disappointed are Reina (brought as a sub) and Bakayoko (a loan).
We have not bought a single player who makes a difference in two splashy summers of more than ten signings. Some are young and some are decent, but all are completely replaceable. Anyone who thinks Biglia is hard to replace look at how Lazio replaced him with Lucas Leiva, making millions and losing nothing in the process. Replace Musacchio with a random decent Serie A defender and we'd be the same. Castillejo's impact is not much bigger than what a talented primavera winger would have made, and he was a stupid move given we had a starter there. Kessiés contribution to Milan so far I rate the same as Muntari's. Laxalt is Rodriguez' sub, enough said. Conti and Caldara are talented but it has not worked, and Conti was bought when we already had Calabria and Abate. Silva didn't work out. Higuain and Bonucci, total busts, as was Kalinic. Hakan is not good enough to be a starter for Milan.
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