CM: Hauge rejected the advances of RB Leipzig to seal Milan move – the background

By Oliver Fisher -

One of the fairytale stories of the summer window was Jens Petter Hauge’s move from Bodo/Glimt to AC Milan.

We revealed last month that Milan have been serious in their pursuit of the winger since the 3-2 win over Bodo/Glimt at San Siro in the Europa League, a game in which he scored and notched an assist, and the operation moved quickly.

Milan confirmed the arrival of Hauge on a contract until 2025, while the fee is widely reported to be around the €4m mark and supporters are excited to see what he can do given he arrives with seemingly the blessing of an entire country.

We spoke to the player’s father in an exclusive and he confirmed that his son chose a move to Milan, but Calciomercato.com are suggesting that there was another option on the table.

Bundesliga club RB Leipzig tried to steal the 20-year-old from the Rossoneri until the end, but the player’s will was clear as he wanted to join Milan. 

Hauge chose a move to join the Rossoneri despite the competition for places in his usual left wing spot and despite the fact that Leipzig could offer the Champions League, a sign that Milan have  a project to be proud of.

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