AC Milan have found their first January addition in the form of Matija Popovic. The youngster perfectly aligns with the club’s preferences in the market, and Milan has acted swiftly to snap him up.
Today, Milan has reportedly beaten Real Madrid and Barcelona to sign the highly-rated 17-year-old. The youngster’s contract with Partizan Belgrade expires on the 31st of December. As such, he will travel to Italy after the 8th of January, his 18th birthday, to finalise the details.
Whilst he has not played any senior football, there is a lot to get excited about the Rossoneri’s latest addition. The Serbian fits the mould of a ‘typical striker’ standing at 193cm. However, he can also play on the wing, preferably on the right or behind the striker, because of his technical abilities.
Alongside this, he has a natural eye for goal. In the Kadetska Liga, Serbia’s youth league, he has scored 21 goals in 25 appearances and also has scored for Serbia’s Under-17 side.
He will initially work with Ignazio Abate within the Primavera side before he is ready to move into the first-team picture. Milan is keen to ease any pressure on his shoulders by giving him maximum time to adjust to his new environment and footballing culture.
Some of his highlights are linked below, if you are looking to gain further insight into him.