AC Milan are looking to sign a centre-back this summer to make up for the expected departure of Alessio Romagnoli, whose contract is expiring. They might not go for a high-profile name, though.
The likes of Sven Botman and Gleison Bremer have been linked heavily with Milan over the last few weeks. The two, as Andrea Longoni states in his piece for MilanNews, must be considered as Plan A respectively Plan B.
Given the high price tags of both of them, though, Milan could turn to Plan C instead this summer: invest in a young and talented centre-back worth around €10m. Someone who’s physically strong and skilled in aerial duels, but cheaper than the other two.
Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara could then use the money originally budgeted for the centre-back role elsewhere, such as on Charles De Ketelaere. This is an option that cannot be ruled out, especially given the fierce competition for Botman and Bremer.