AC Milan have signed Kucher, a centre-half, on loan until the end of the season. This signing is due to the injury to Sebastien Squillaci, who has returned to Arsenal after being ruled out for the rest of the season. He will wear the number 24 shirt, vacated by Squillaci.
AC Milan sign Olexandr Kucher on loan from Shaktar Donetsk.
AC Milan have agreed to sign striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga from Hertha Berlin. The deal means that Lasogga will see out his contract in Germany before joining Milan in the summer. Lasogga is 20 years of age and is tipped to be the next Miroslav Klose.
AC Milan agree deal for Pierre-Michel Lasogga
SERIE A NEWSThe league has been very good for us this month, as we have turned most draws into wins. The game against Lazio was very pleasing because we dominated and my two new signings scored on their debuts. The trashing of Siena was a superb win, as we haven't scored that many goals in a game for a long time. The only disappointment of the month was the draw with Torino, as we led until the last 10 minutes when we were pegged back. The final game of the month was the most dramatic, as we scored twice in the last five minutes to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
Lazio 1-2 AC Milan
(Kucher, Semih Senturk)
AC Milan 5-1 Siena
(El Shaarawy, Nocerino, Kucher, Robinho, Semih Senturk)
AC Milan 1-1 Torino
Napoli 1-2 AC Milan
(Robinho, El Shaarawy)
TABLE (TOP 10)
The first leg of the 1st knockout round was very disappointing as we were completely outclassed by what has to be called an average team. In hindsight, I probably would have signed players that were available for Europe, as Kucher, Semih Senturk and Toure were all ineligible. However, the team were very disappointing, and it will be an uphill battle to make to the quarter-finals.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS
1ST KNOCKOUT ROUND 1ST LEG
Arsenal 3-0 AC Milan
PLAYER OF THE MONTHEl Shaarawy has been a revelation this month, and has popped up with a few goals, which is always pleasing. He was the only player to get a 7 or above rating in every game. Other notable performance came from Robinho and Olexandr Kucher.
Stephan El Shaarawy
Apps - 5, Goals - 3, Average Rating - 7.76
That's all for now everyone. The next post will be for the month of March, as we play very important Serie A fixtures, as well as the 2nd leg of the Champions League 1st Knockout Round against Arsenal. See ye then!!