Another player is shining at the World Cup that AC Milan were interested in signing but chose not to concretely pursue, a report claims.
Calciomercato.com speak about Julian Alvarez, a player from the River Plate academy that Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni chose to bet on for their crucial final World Cup group stage game in which a win was needed to guarantee progression, and he did not disappoint.
Against Poland, he played as a striker and the second goal in a 2-0 win after slotting the feed of Enzo Fernandez – another player that Milan held talks over – into the top corner. There was certainly no regret for leaving out Lautaro Martinez after two tough games.
Manchester City swooped to sign Alvarez in January, leaving him with Los Millonarios until July, and the numbers since his permanent move to England are good: 20 appearances, 7 goals and 2 assists.
Milan and Juve had inquired to understand the feasibility of the operation, but now both sides can only look back with a sense of regret, a theme that is becoming quite familiar for the Rossoneri.