CM: Milan aim to continue youth philosophy – €45m Arsenal and Schalke duo admired

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan’s philosophy of investing in young talent will not cease in the coming months and years, and they have two midfielders on their list of transfer targets according to a report.

According to, Milan’s philosophy always remains clear: to remain highly competitive in Italy and Europe by trying to build a squad that always has a multi-year plan. To succeed above all in this last aim it is necessary to scientifically insert young, talented players who have room for growth.

Charlie Patino is a name that the scouts have identified as fitting the vision. Since his first steps in the Arsenal Academy, great things have always been said about his qualities. He is a playmaker with great speed of thought, is naturally left-footed and is skilled in particular at providing assists.

This season Patino is on loan at Swansea City in the Championship from Arsenal and he has one goal plus four assists for the Welsh club. Stealing a talent from one of the richest teams in the Premier League will be tough, which is why he has a €25m price tag.

The Rossoneri management could attempt to try and sign the 20-year-old if they fail to reach an agreement with Rade Krunic in the negotiation for the renewal of the contract.

The other talent that is attracting a lot of interest is Assan Ouédraogo, a midfielder who combines an excellent physical structure with good technique. To sign the 17-year-old, the German club will probably have to lower the amount of the clause (€20m), but Milan want to continue its investment policy on young talents.

Tags AC Milan Assan Ouedraogo Charlie Patino


  1. So we will spend 40m on 2 more foreigners with no experience, great move ?? Surely would make more sense to use said 40m to get Ricci from Torino !! Quality player, serie a experience, Italian and young

  2. Ricci from Torino for regista would be great. Milan should think of how to fill up the 4 federation-trained players next season. Sportiello and Florenzi are likely to be the only ones left next season. Not sure if romero could also be counted as one as he would have been playing in Italy for 3 years in 2024 before he turns 21

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