AC Milan are leaning towards making Alessandro Florenzi’s loan from Roma permanent after recent performances.

The Italian full-back has become a regular for Stefano Pioli’s side after an initial struggle for game time and has proven himself to be one of the most versatile players in the squad. Florenzi has featured for the Rossoneri 26 times this season and has 1 goal to his name; a stunning freekick vs Empoli back in December.

The 31-year-old brings Champions League experience from his time with Paris Saint-Germain and Roma. He was also a member of the Azzurri squad that won the European Championship last summer.

Florenzi is naturally a right-back but has covered for Theo Hernández at left-back throughout the season. He is also capable of playing as a right midfielder and right winger which makes him a very valuable player to have on any squad.

Another contributing factor in whether Florenzi will be redeemed is the requirements for Milan to have a minimum number of players who have been a part of an Italian academy concerning the regulations set by Serie A and UEFA. Considering that the Rossoneri may lose two players in spent time in Italian academies in Alessio Romagnoli and Franck Kessie this summer, Florenzi would help Milan abide by these guidelines.