Speaking on Sky Sports’ YouTube Channel, Carlo Ancelotti has named the one AC Milan player he wishes he had at Everton now.
Ancelotti was in charge of a great Milan side in the early 2000s, winning two Champions Leagues with the Rossoneri.
Ancelotti had some fantastic players at his disposal in Milan, such as Ballon d’Or winners Andriy Shevchenko and Kaka, while the likes of Clarence Seedorf and Cafu are also considered amongst the greatest of all time.
However, Ancelotti didn’t opt to choose any of those players when asked which Milan player he’d want at Everton.
“No doubt, Paolo Maldini because he is my friend, he was my teammate, he was my captain. He’s a funny guy, a professional guy and a top player, so no doubt, Paolo Maldini,” Ancelotti said.
You can’t really argue with that.
Maldini is largely considered the greatest defender of all time, so we can absolutely understand why Ancelotti wishes he had him at Everton.
Of course, he’d still have the same headache he had during his time at Milan, deciding whether or not to play him at centre-back or at left-back.
It’s hard to displace Lucas Digne in the Everton team, but we think Maldini may have just managed it.