CM: Milan encouraged in pursuit of Botman as stance on potential Newcastle move emerges

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are pushing hard to try and sign their number one January target Sven Botman and they have a formula in mind, a report claims.

Calciomercato.com report that the Dutchman convinces everyone at Milan from the scouting area to the management to the ownership. Everyone is convinced that Botman’s profile is the right one to come in and cover for Kjaer’s absence, while he is also left-footed which could also make him the ideal replacement for Romagnoli as well if he were to leave.

There are a couple of things playing in Milan’s favour: the player is not convinced by the idea of moving to Newcastle United because he wants Champions League football, while Lille need to sell and raise money despite the sale of Ikoné to Fiorentina.

The Rossoneri are proceeding with caution, but now they are ready to take a step forward and a meeting with Lille is expected in the next few days to talk about a loan with option to buy deal that becomes an obligation under certain conditions.

If there is a discount on the €30m asking price that Lille have currently set for the 22-year-old and they open to the formula, things could really accelerate quickly.


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2 Comments

  1. Saidu L. Turay says:

    The market is actually tough for regarding the champions league place as most high profile wants to play champions league. Lets continue to explore to good talents who can move us to the premiership next season .

  2. Michele says:

    Even if we pay close to the €30m they are asking. I think it’s a worthy investment for the future. Botman and Tomori are both young and brilliant centre backs. Exactly what we need for the present and future of the club. Tomori cost a bit less than that and look at how good he is and how much his price has inflated. I say just go for it before it’s too late.

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