CM: Why Milan believe Union Berlin star could be ‘perfect’ for Fonseca

By Oliver Fisher -

Paulo Fonseca will be officially unveiled as the new head coach on Monday, and in the meantime the directors are working on bringing him an ideal centre-back for his style.

According to what is being reported by, Geoffrey Moncada and the rest of the management are working on targets to fine tune the squad available to Fonseca, and Diogo Leite of Union Berlin is among them.

Leite was born on 23 January 1999 in Portugal – more precisely in the city of Porto – and he played for Leixões SC and Padroense FC as a child before joining FC Porto.

There, he became one of the pillars of the youth teams of the team that won the UEFA Youth League in 2019 along with Diogo Costa, Fabio Silva and Vitinha.

He made his senior debut that season and played 90 minutes in the final of the Supertaça (the Portuguese Super Cup) at a high level, which then saw Union Berlin come forward and invest €8m to sign him.

It is in Germany where he became one of the starters in a side that achieved their first ever Champions League qualification. Now, the next step for Leite might be Milan, who are looking for a left-footed central defender who is good in the air.

Among the qualities that stand out are his excellent timing of tackles and his anticipation to get to the ball first. He is a ‘complete and modern’ centre-back, also helped by precision in passing (89% accuracy last season). The Rossoneri are keen, and he could be ‘perfect’ for Fonseca.

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  1. Star !!??
    This guy is nothing, he is no one, a mediocre player that being promoted to these 🤡🤡🤡 in Milan management so now they are willing to pay more than 15 millions for him while Napoli got Buongiorno for 35.

    If you need a left footed central defender then keep Simic, give your fans something to get excited about next season amongst all these disastrous news so far this summer

    1. Well you do realize that a player can be a star for a specific team but not necessarily in the bigger scheme of things amongst other clubs. Napoli might sign Buongiorno but up until now they have only signed Popovic on a free transfer from Monza as already planned last season when he joined them on half a year long contract.

      I would like to see Simic play some more for the first team though but i assume if he renews his contract and stays with us he will switch in between the u23 and the first team if needed.

    2. Simic is not left-footed though. He is two-footed but with a preference for right. I’d like him to play more but he is not the answer to our left side

    3. He is not that bad but he is very reckless, we can do better than him but knowing our RB target, this could be the best this management can do.

    1. I’m not pretending anything im stating facts or do you think players cant be stars for some teams even if not on others or what ? I didn’t even say he was a star either so stop throwing me under the bus in your generalizations.

  2. He is ideal because he will costs us 15 millions and Buongiorno and Calafiori 40-50 milions ? 😆😆
    I can see some AI algorithm here…

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