Spending three years at Milan following a big £18m move from Lazio, Lucas Biglia did well for himself in Italy.

Now in Turkey with Fatih Karagümrük after transferring there for free last September, the 35-year-old is enjoying life in a new league, making 25 appearances, scoring three goals and assisting another two.

He hasn’t forgotten his former teammates, however, showing support from afar and casually sending some of them to Manchester City.

That last part surrounds Alessio Romagnoli, current captain under Stefano Pioli, who most recently missed the 1-0 loss to Napoli due to injury.

The centre-back has been linked with a move away from Milan for some years, and it’s likely to continue going forward, even despite some criticism arriving his way for some of his performances.

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Asked about this by Gazzetta dello Sport, Biglia was quick to jump to the 26-year-old’s defence: “I would never let him go, I’ll just say that. Tomori is good, but Alessio is the captain. Besides, he would have no problem finding a team. Big names like Juventus or Manchester City would take him with their eyes closed”.

While we see his point, we actually doubt the Premier League leaders would jump at the opportunity to sign Romagnoli solely due to the fact they invested big in his role last summer.

The likes of Nathan Aké and Rúben Dias both arrived for rather hefty fees, and with Pep Guardiola’s defence pretty much fixed after last season’s struggles, they seem pretty set.