AC Milan Are Chasing a Young Premier League Midfielder

AC Milan Are

AC Milan are chasing Aston Villa playmaker Carney Chukwuemeka, according to Gregg Evans and James Horncastle of The Athletic. Spanish giants FC Barcelona, however, are also interested, possibly making this a race between two of Europe’s biggest clubs.

AC Milan Are After Carney Chukwuemeka

The Complexities

Beating out Barcelona for a player’s signature is a tough task. That’s the first complexity for the Rossoneri.

The rumoured fee for the player, according to The Athletic, stands at £20 million. That is an expensive fee for a young player who is out of contract after next season.

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Aston Villa have been negotiating a contract renewal for months now with the player, but progress hasn’t been made. Chukwuemeka has now been left out of the club’s Australia preseason tour. An eventual departure is looking more and more likely.

The Fit With Milan

Chukwuemeka made 12 senior appearances for Aston Villa in the Premier League last season. He saw less than 300 minutes on the pitch and registered one assist. The 18-year-old hasn’t truly made his mark at the senior level just yet, although he holds a strong track record in the youth divisions.

Milan needs help in both the midfield and attacking midfield. Chukwuemeka can play both positions. As of now, Milan’s starting attacking midfielder is Brahim Diaz. Although still a promising prospect, Diaz is owned by Real Madrid. Milan may not need an immediate starter but will need reinforcements down the line. Bringing in a youth player early is a sound investment as the player can learn the system before becoming an important piece.

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