Defender with ‘huge potential’ from AC Milan’s Romanian academy gets trial in Italy

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s academy in Romania is starting to bear fruit as a promising young centre-back is on trial with the club, according to a report.

Romania Football on Twitter report how the AC Milan Academy in Craiova – the first branch in Romania for the Rossoneri – was created in 2017 and is led by head coach Massimiliano Caniato, who has a UEFA A license.

There are age groups of U4 all the way up to U18 in two-year splits, and Milan appear to have spotted a player that they think has a future with the club in 16-year-old centre-back Răzvan Bălașa.

He stands at 1.93m tall and has been called by the Rossoneri for trials in Italy as he is currently a junior at the AC Milan Academy in Craiova, and the account adds that he ‘dreams of reaching Milan’s first team’.

Bălașa ‘wants to be the next Romanian to play for AC Milan’ after Florin Răducioiu, Cosmin Contra & Ciprian Tătărușanu and Giuseppe Fortunato – the junior coach of Milan – was surprised by the qualities of the young defender.

After watching him in action, Fortunato ended up offering him a trial in Italy: “Our goal is to raise footballers who will play in Milan. Răzvan has a huge potential, he will go to Italy to do trials, let’s see if he adapts.”

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