AC Milan technical director Paolo Maldini has stated that French goalkeeper Mike Maignan, who has been out of action since September due to a stubborn calf injury, could be back in action as soon as February. The 27-year-old has been watching his club struggle since the break, but Maldini’s comments have raised the possibility of Maignan returning in time for their Champions League Round of 16 match against Tottenham.
Maldini said, “The latest exams of Maignan seem to have gone well. We expect to have him in February, but I don’t know when exactly.” These comments align with the statement released by AC Milan earlier this week, which revealed reassuring exams on the goalkeeper. The club will be looking forward to having Maignan back in action, as they currently sit in 2nd in the table hoping to secure a Champions League position.
Maignan should return in time for France’s first Euro qualifiers in March, and with Hugo Lloris’ international retirement confirmed the AC Milan keeper looks like the next logical player in line to take the Tottenham Hotspur number 1’s shirt. He could face Lloris in the Champions League round of 16.
GFFN | George Boxall