PM: Milan big admirers of 16-year-old Hajduk Split star who is nearly 2m tall

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are looking to add more promising pieces to the Primavera side and they are targeting a Croatian defender, a report claims.

Milan are currently embroiled in a battle for the top four on the field but off the pitch Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara – together with chief scout Geoffrey Moncada and all the collaborators involved – are planning ahead of the summer.

The management have often shown a willingness to go out and sign players for the Primavera side, thus bolstering the ranks with talented prospects for the future as seen in the acquisitions of Jan-Carlo Simic, Kevin Zeroli and Chaka Traoré.

According to the latest from PianetaMilan, the Rossoneri have set their sights on centre-back Luka Vušković who is 16 years of age and currently plays for the Under 19 team of Hajduk Split.

Standing at 1.93m tall, he is already regarded as a future star of Croatian football having shone in the UEFA Youth League that he shined. This week he renewed his contract with Hajduk until 18 January 2026, but the Rossoneri will continue to monitor him in view of the summer.

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  1. This is the right approach.

    Load the Primavera with talent, playing the same system as the senior team.

    As 19 to 20 year olds these guys should be good enough for games off the bench and starts against weak opponents.

    Ultimately there is a merry-go-round of primavera players clubs like Milan are not patient enough with and who are the bought back at a premium (if at all).

    Milan also has a squad packed with players the coach won’t pick so the standard the primavera product is competing with does not seem so high it can’t be matched.

    It seems hard now because the project is in its infancy but another 2 or 3 years down the track there shouldn’t be a need to sign depth players.

    1. Totally agree. This is how Albertini and Maldini came through the ranks and they got better playing together with the first team players.

      We need more scouting like Kalulu and Malick Thiaw.

      Paying 35m for Botman would have to been a bad investment given the performance of Malick Thiaw and the transfer cost of under 10m to sign him even though Botman is rated as the best defender in the Premier League.

    2. Ideally that’s how it works, but a major element is missing here: a willingness to promote and give minutes to primavera products. I’ve been a Milan fan for a LONG time and as a club we have always struggled to bring talent through. For every Calabria there is an Astori, Aubameyang and Locatelli. We let more talent go than we give a place on the first team to.

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