Youri Tielemans was one of AC Milan’s top targets but according to a recent report, he has agreed to sign a contract with Aston Villa. The Rossoneri will thus have to turn their attention elsewhere.
Since the sacking of Paolo Maldini and Ricky Masssara on Tuesday, Geoffrey Moncada and Giorgio Firlani had both been working on the signing of Tielemans, per Gazzetta Dello Sport. However, they will have to turn to their Plan B instead.
According to The Athletic, Tielemans has agreed to join Aston Villa on a free transfer and is undergoing his medical for the club as we speak. The 26-year-old had suitors all over Europa and Aston Villa had to overcome fierce competition, per the report.
It’s a convenient move for Tielemans as Aston Villa are another Midlands club, meaning he probably won’t have to move. In addition, Villa will be playing in the Conference League next season and have been able to offer a good salary (probably much higher than Milan).
It remains to be seen what Moncada’s Plan B is. Seko Fofana has been mentioned before but he was a target of Maldini and Massara. In short, we will have to wait and see what Milan will do in the coming days.