AC Milan’s hopes of signing Sven Botman have been given a boost as Lille’s club president has seemingly confirmed that the Dutchman will leave in the summer.
Olivier Letang – the president of Lille – gave an interview to the newspaper Le Parisien in view of tonight’s match against Paris Saint-Germain and he spoke on the future of defender Botman.
“He had the opportunity to leave last summer, but I explained to him that I would not have freed him and that we would evaluate together what to do at the end of this season,” he said (via Calciomercato.com).
“He is a very good boy and a great footballer and deserves to end up in a team that aspires to win the Champions League. If a situation arises that satisfies everyone, we will discuss it. It is important that our requests are satisfied.”
The report on Calciomercato.com goes on to mention that Milan have been vigilant on Botman’s situation for several weeks and – after having received the green light from the player and his entourage – the club are working to try to strike a general agreement to sign him.
Not only that, but his team-mate Renato Sanches is also a target for the midfield too. For Botman, they will have to beat competition from Newcastle and Tottenham above all.