Jimenez sends signal to Milan management with promising display vs. Roma

By Isak Möller -

Alex Jimenez got the chance from start yesterday as AC Milan faced Roma in a friendly, playing in the left-wing position. The youngster impressed a lot and has sparked optimism ahead of the future. 

The full-back joined Milan from Real Madrid last summer and was a key player for the Primavera side during the season. He also got the chance for the first team a few times, showcasing his speed as well as acceleration, and immediately caught the attention of the fans.

Yesterday, he got the chance from start by interim manager Daniele Bonera in the friendly against Roma. Milan ended up losing the game 5-2, but Jimenez was one of the better players and was praised in our player ratings.

“The youngster was clearly very keen on proving himself and it ended up being a good evening. He was involved in a lot in attack, using his speed and acceleration to trouble Roma time after time, and he nearly got a fantastic Theo-esque goal with an effort that struck the bar,” our motivation read.

Although he’s shorter and lacks the same physical strength, he’s kind of similar to Theo Hernandez in the sense that he offers a lot of pace when going forward. This almost always puts the opponents in danger and we saw that on a few occasions yesterday.

Jimenez also nearly scored a screamer on the edge of the box, doing his best impression of Hernandez’s stunning volley earlier in the game. In any case, the 19-year-old impressed and Milan are set to exercise the €4.5m option to buy.

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  1. Other article with some questionable(?) signing-to-be have many response but one with the almost certain buy, with decent price and unquestionable talent have no comment.

    Showed that those eager to comment are, mostly those that hate the management to the bone and just try to find faults in every article. In article where they can’t find fault, they lost interest. Smh

    On this signing, great potential. Can cover both flank, can play as full back or wing back, good pace, eager to attack with nice pass and crossing. Defensively need to improve but that will come with age. Would be nice if we got more Italian but those with talent and decent price will always welcome.

  2. The best thing is for the club to buy him.
    But he should be converted to a winger, or even attacking midfielder….he has the traits

  3. I assume Real will have a buy back clause that will catch us out if he gets to Theo’s level.
    I was really impressed with him in the Perth game. Definitely should sign him permanently as soon as this is possible.

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