Matteo Gabbia is expected to leave AC Milan this summer, albeit on a temporary basis, as there is an agreement in place with Sampdoria. However, the move hinges on one key thing, as a report claims.
The young centre-back got a decent amount of playing time for Milan last season but nowhere near enough what he needs to continue his development. A loan move has thus been in the works for quite some time, but there is one thing holding it up.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio, Milan will only sanction Gabbia’s loan to Sampdoria once they have signed a centre-back. A defensive signing is expected before the end of the window and Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga appears to be the primary target right now.
Gabbia has already spoken with the Genoa side’s manager, Marco Giampaolo, and all of the parties are happy with the solution. As said, however, Milan need to make sure they have the proper depth before letting him go.