Report: Milan targeting Athletico Paranaense left-back as new deputy to Theo

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are in the market for a new left-back to find a reliable deputy to Theo Hernandez and they have turned their attentions to Brazil, it is claimed.

According to NicoSchira (via Torcedores), Milan have set their sights on Athletico Paranese’s 21-year-old full-back Abner Vinícius and the Rossoneri have already contacted his agent to open talks about a potential deal.

Abner Vinícius has a contract until the end of 2024, and as per the report he has a market value of around €10m, having joined the Ponte Preta club back in 2019. He has also recently been linked with a move to Manchester City.

Fode Ballo-Toure has not convinced Milan and that is why Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are already hard at work looking for his replacement, and as we reported it is likely to be a young player who could arrive and grow behind the Frenchman without pressure.

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    1. Im not even italian and still i would generally prefer an ac milan team with the majority of players being italian (75% minimum) but as things stands and has stood over the last decade and combined with the fact that we are actually currently doing pretty damn fine we should accept this time as a transition period before we actually can afford to buy the more expenssive homegrown players.
      I think when the squad becomes more and more compact quality wise we will start to insert more homegrown players, thats atleast my hope for the future of this team
      . Anyways we have been fighting for the scudetto this season and the last one so no reason for any milan fans to complain or being gloomy as we are generally only moving one direction and that is upwards.

        1. Think you are completely missing the point here as italian talents are generally more expenssive compared to equal talents brought in from abroad so the current tactics in how we currently aquirre many foreign players has pretty much been dictated by our economic limitations. As the economy improves im sure we will be in a better position to buy the more expensive italian players so regardless whether you like italian players or not this is most likely bound to happen as AC Milan is an Italian club, hence why the squad should be in general an itailian team fielded. If we didnt care about our principles of having an italian team at least long term we could just as well
          re-merge with inter as that was exactll the splitting point over hundred years ago.

          1. Martin, I hear you but Italian talent is more expensive because they’re developed by smaller clubs who then charge a fair price. This guy Abner is playing in Brazil. Meanwhile Scamacca is playing in Serie A, scoring goals and being called up to the national team and happens to play for Sassuolo. His 30-40m price is fair. The issue is he plays for Sassuolo, as none of the “top” clubs are willing to give players like him coming up through their academies the time/space in their first team squads because they have to win now. Why are players like Cristante and Locatelli, two national team quality players, playing for other clubs? Astori, RIP, is another example. There are many examples. Instead the club, during Berlusconi’s time (particularly the last 5 ears) and then during the Chinese spending spree, always chooses to spend money for short term success (which often didn’t come). So any given transfer is not guaranteed to lead to success why not just let our academy do its work? The Barcelona of Messi became one of the greatest teams in history through their cantera. They promptly forgot this and went so far into debt buying every shiny new thing from abroad that they had to let go of Messi who to them is almost like Maldini to us. The Milan squad that “revolutionized” football (late 80s-early90s) had a spine of club grown Italians (and Italians generally). All I’m saying is that the Cristantes, Locatellis, Pobegas and whoever is coming next need a little more time, space and confidence.

          2. Oh, and Juventus buy Italian talent all the time. The prices not seeming to be a problem there. A such they always have an Italian spine and provide at least 3-4 players to the national team. Currently Chiellini, Bonucci, Chiesa and Locatelli. Soon to be Chiesa, Locatelli, Frattesi and Rovella.

          3. Vero Rossonero ive allways been a fan of giving youngsters a chance if their talent allows them to compete for a place in the team so i doesnt disagree in what you are saying as we also should become better in doing that but as i see it we are at least on the right path now. In the long term though this team will see more youngers from both our own ranks and also the management moving more freely for deals like juventus has done with for example chiesas deal. Also juventus has bought loads of italian talents that they never used but lend out and the sold them for capital gains. They have been able to do so because their finances allowed them to do so, my point here is that it propably also will be a fairly untapped marked for us as well.

  1. de Sciglio is there for free,
    his salary (@juve) is less than 1m/y,
    29yo home grown & can play both flank,
    perfect cover & squad player

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