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Primavera winger Joao Costa likely to make Serie A debut versus Milan

Andy Mattioli
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Roma are looking to bounce back against Milan after suffering a painful defeat in the Derby with Lazio on Wednesday night.

The Giallorossi will face Milan in a packed San Siro without the likes of Paulo Dybala – out injured – and Sardar Azmoun – on international duty with Iran for the Asian Cup in Qatar.

As a result of the numerous absences in the squad including Smalling and Renato Sanches, Mourinho has decided to call up Joao Costa from the Primavera.

According to Il Messaggero, the 18-year-old – who made his senior debut in the match against Slavia Praha in the Europa League – is ready to come off the bench in the second half tonight.

Mourinho could in fact choose to replace one of his starting wing-backs with Costa who is a versatile forward and can play in defense and further forward, too. This would be Costa’s Serie A debut.

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