AC Milan have finally been able to deposit the contract of teenage midfielder Hugo Cuenca, who the club believe has the potential to become something special.
La Gazzetta dello Sport report how the path to signing with Milan began back in December 2019 for Cuenca. In the cold and with the wind blowing, the Paraguayan from Coronel Oviedo – a city of 80,000 inhabitants 120km from the capital Asunción – did a trial that got him noticed.
Milan decided to sign him from Deportivo Capiata in his native land last year and after some issues with getting clearance, coaching staff are beginning to see why Cuenca is so highly rated. He even got some minutes in the last friendly against Pergolettese on Sunday as he hit the post with a short.
At the beginning of August he signed a three-year contract after a couple of years in the youth teams. The 17-year-old can play either as a mezzala or as a playmaker, and the feeling is that Cuenca is the ‘new jewel of the Rossoneri youth teams’ as per the report.
He will begin playing in Ignazio Abate’s Primavera, waiting for a call-up to the first team to join Gustavo Gomez as the only player from Paraguay to take the field for the Rossoneri. Cuenca also boasts about ten appearances with Paraguay’s U15 team and three with the U16s.